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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity is a hybrid solution. That is, it is indicated for environments that do not need specific and customized solutions. For general use, it guarantees an excellent performance, with the possibility of delivering 60TB NAS to end-users. However, if the environment is critical, there are solutions, from Dell itself, that are more appropriate. For example, do not try to use it as database storage, it will not have acceptable performance.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

TrueNAS completely changed how I purchase storage, it will be difficult for me to recommend a different vendor in the future. TrueNAS allows you to purchase storage however you want and will assist you with creating the right type of ZFS configuration for your environment. ZFS is flexible and allows you to add storage in large bundles or one drive at a time. You can mix storage types and sizes in your pool based on what your needs are. This is the perfect storage solution for small to mid sized data centers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC Unity
8.1
TrueNAS
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC Unity
8.5
TrueNAS
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC Unity
9.1
TrueNAS
Data Compression
Dell EMC Unity
5.7
TrueNAS
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC Unity
8.2
TrueNAS
Simplicity
Dell EMC Unity
9.0
TrueNAS
Power Savings
Dell EMC Unity
8.4
TrueNAS

Pros

Dell EMC Unity

  • Dell EMC Unity once stood up is reliable and performs to expectations.
  • Dell EMC Unity has improved on the end user management experience over their older product suites
Rakesh Lohar | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

  • Blazing Fast Storage
  • Exceptional Support
  • Flexible purchasing options
  • Flexible configuration options
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC Unity

  • Alerting: receiving an alert when an issue occurs. That is good to know. However, if the alert is cleared, or somehow no longer in alarm, no email is received. At times I will receive the email alert on weekends, not knowing if the issue is resolved or not until Monday when I can access the unit. I have learned in most instances, the alert is a false alarm, which could be a problem.
  • The alerting itself is sometimes not clear. For example, it tells me the link is down, we reset the connection, the link is still down, a tech was dispatched, he troubleshot, and finally the alarm cleared. This incident took almost a week. It went back into alarm after he left, then suddenly it cleared on its own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

  • Veeam Storage Integration
  • More reporting/logging integrated
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Very cumbersome compared to other vendors in the same marketplace.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 8.8
Based on 8 answers
Support for Dell EMC Unity is great. Only the upgrade support takes a bit longer. If the upgrading support were to be faster it would be 10 out of 10.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Unity

Unity is the successor to the EMC VNX but has a much simpler and more user-friendly interface. It is also much more easy to manage and integrate with VMware.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

We purchased StoreVirtual appliances 6 months before they announced end of life - we were unable to expand our volumes due to product availability. We used this opportunity to look at different vendors since we needed to configure a new product anyway. Not only did TrueNAS match the performance offered by Pure Storage and Nimble, it did it at a fraction of the cost. We had concerns over using a relatively unknown (to us) product but decided it was worth the risk. The level of support I have received from TrueNAS is beyond what I have received from any other vendor. 24 hours support. Experts available to assist, not only with support issues, but with analysis of logs and configuration changes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC Unity

  • Less business downtime and reliability is a major business concern. DELL EMC UNITY addresses this concern well and provides robust storage.
  • Investing in UNITY system is less expensive than all-flash storage systems.
  • Managing and provisioning VMware disks became simpler from a single interface in the Vcenter
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

TrueNAS

  • TrueNAS has allowed me to reduce calculation time on all of our BI applications
  • Allowed us to replace a full rack of storage with one appliance and expansion array.
  • Eliminated our reliance on support for an EOL product from HPE.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Unity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TrueNAS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity
8.3
TrueNAS
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC Unity
7.0
TrueNAS

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity
8.8
TrueNAS

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