Dell EMC Unity Review
August 27, 2020

Dell EMC Unity Review

Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dell EMC Unity

We use Dell EMC Unity300 for the entire organization. We use it within our VMware cluster and also for file storage and engineering. There is also an area for editing our institutional TV. As it provides a hybrid environment, we can take advantage of the available block and NAS functionality. We acquired it because of its auto-tiering options, cost-effectiveness, and great support from Dell.
  • Auto-tiering
  • Provisioning LUNs
  • Management reports
  • Integration with VMWare
  • LUNs with greater storage capacity
  • NAS with greater storage capacity
  • More user-friendly provisioning for end users
  • Possibility of more digital processes (and less paper)
  • Increased production of multimedia and hypermedia content
  • Greater agility in obtaining information and data
  • Ease of technology migration
  • Security in the cluster environment
  • EMC VNX (Discontinued)
We acquired Unity as a replacement for our VNXe3200, due to hardware limitations, low performance, lack of features such as auto-tiering, and also its EOL.

Do you think Dell Unity XT Unified Storage delivers good value for the price?


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Did Dell Unity XT Unified Storage live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Dell Unity XT Unified Storage go as expected?


Would you buy Dell Unity XT Unified Storage again?


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.

Dell Unity XT Unified Storage Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Flash Array Integration
Data Compression
Not Rated
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings

Dell EMC Unity Support

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.