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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity

It could help to add more detail on the networking side. Better integration with RecoveryPoint would be helpful. Support has a lot more access and visibility to things that are happening. If we have more visibility it would help for troubleshooting purposes and allow faster resolutions to issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital IntelliFlash

SMB business Tegile pricing and performance is particularly well suited. BC/DR scenarios are also enhanced as they are extremely good at upgrading each side and failing over for upgrades. I don't know any situations where these would not be appropriate.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC Unity
7.6
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC Unity
7.3
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC Unity
8.3
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Data Compression
Dell EMC Unity
5.7
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC Unity
8.3
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Simplicity
Dell EMC Unity
9.0
Western Digital IntelliFlash
Power Savings
Dell EMC Unity
7.0
Western Digital IntelliFlash

Pros

Dell EMC Unity

  • Very reliable arrays with a notification system when a disk fails
  • Simple disk provisioning and mapping
  • Easy to upgrade the firmware
  • Fast access with a relatively cheap storage combination of flash and SATA drives
  • integrates with Vmware vcenter
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • Fast writes to and retrieves from the disks.
  • Fast ethernet communication and full support for Vmware.
  • NFS storage means no LUN rebuilding or painful LUN migrations.
Bill Holmberg | 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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • I would like to see every update to be able to be reached via either partial or full updates. In the past we had progressed to one level of software and then found we could not get to a later version from that level, though they did address that.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Unity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because when something works this well you don't change it
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Very cumbersome compared to other vendors in the same marketplace.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It just works, and works very well. The GUI is clean and easy to understand, and the dashboard gives vital information at a glance. It also gives a very comprehensive view of what all the moving parts are doing. It is so clear and matches the view in real life that I can have a non-technical person looking at it and talking to me on the phone and we both see the same things, instantly.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Dell EMC's support for the Unity array is normally quite good. However, when there are issues with the reporting and statistics, they often are not responsive.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WE always get an answer right away, and help is available 24/7/365.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Unity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Western Digital IntelliFlash

Western Digital IntelliFlash 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Be sure you have your networking right and you are golden.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Unity

We selected the Dell EMC Unity after looking at several other vendor solutions. We were budget conscious and wanted to select a device which would bring known quantities to the table. We were looking for devices which could support flash drives as the read cache for frequently used files but also needed a device to fit within our sizing and budget.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital IntelliFlash

We used to have both Nimble and Compellant in the past, and there is no comparison with the Tegile offerings. The Tegiles outperform them in every area and are easier to use.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC Unity

  • ROI on VxBlock is not so good since RCM updates cost a lot.
  • ROI on Unity by itself is good, however.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Western Digital IntelliFlash

  • It has increased our productivity in our database users by about 40%
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Unity

General

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

Western Digital IntelliFlash

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity
7.5
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Unity
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC Unity
3.0
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity
8.7
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Unity
Western Digital IntelliFlash
10.0

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