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Dell EMC Unity is an easy system and very flexible component and very easy to navigate while providing effective services and management of multiple project information management and the data pulling from the supported third-party platform is easy and quick. Excellent reporting features and easy to use and the analytics tools are amazing.
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IBM Spectrum Control is very well suited for the large enterprise where there is multi vendor environment in terms of storage and host virtualization. It is not suited at all where file storage is dominant. It is capable of providing very detailed reports as it leverages the IBM Cognos for that purpose and offers very detailed customization as well. It can even provide the enterprise with the SAN management capabilities as well.
Read full review Pros Enables you to create multiple copies of any database. Data savings feature with compression. Integrity with VMWare, RHEL, Oracle. The best option is a midrange unified storage array in a customer environment. Some models support NMMe. Copy Data Management (iCDM), Data-At-Rest-Encryption (D@RE). Read full review Monitoring data from our storage servers Provision of data analytics Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Must extend the management and monitoring to File storage. Performance monitoring of non IBM equipment may also be added. Read full review Usability
Very cumbersome compared to other vendors in the same marketplace.
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Not only support for Unity, but for any Dell product, whether for companies or for the end consumer. Support is agile, helpful, and always focused on solving the problem. To date, there has been no problem that Dell's support has failed to resolve and help us with.
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I was instructed to buy these arrays, but I was not given the opportunity to evaluate other arrays. We evaluated other products in the market that competed with Unity and found that the younger array built from scratch had far better features, software, and ease of use. The Unity system has a unique way of storing the data when compared with other systems.
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IBM Spectrum Control has highly influenced our decision-making process and planning based on the analytics we receive from data. It is the only unique product that I have worked with offering great services under different environments. It monitors data both inside and outside our company and vives feedback on time for planning on different programs. Optimization of data is reliable and the storage planning is done to enhance easy access.
Read full review Return on Investment 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 Read full review The high licensing cost if offset buy the capacity savings and the accuracy of the analytics. It has a positive impact on our ROI and as improved it almost 9%. Read full review