Dell EMC Unity non-flash
Updated July 11, 2022

Dell EMC Unity non-flash

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dell EMC Unity

We currently use the Dell EMC Unity as a NAS file server hosting file shares for the majority of our users. Prior the unity we were using a Physical server running Windows OS to host the file shares. We were looking for a solution that would replicated the file data between two data centers with very low RPO. The EMC unity's hosted in both datacenters allows for a 60 minute RPO in case of a DR event.
  • High availability
  • Data Replication
  • Ease of use and management
  • Some administrative settings can only be changed using CLI
  • Some version do not allow for de-duplication
  • Upgrades through support have long lead times
  • Replication between datacenters instead of setting up DFS (ease of use)
  • Non-Flash version does not have dedupe capability resulting in constant space management
  • Enabling File integrity monitoring diffucult

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The Dell EMC Unity is best suited for SMB workloads where ease of use and administration needs to be the focus. For our specific use case it is perfectly suited as a NAS file server and is easy to upgrade storage when required (although not inexpensive). In prior positions it was also used for vmware datastores which worked similarly as the older VNX models.

Dell Unity XT Unified Storage Feature Ratings

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