UnitySince its launch in May 2016, Unity has been ramping up like a rocket ship! With nearly 6k systems booked, and over 3k customers, Unity has been able to capture the existing customer base and engage interest from new customers by offering them the benefits of storing data in a truly simple and flexible unified storage system. It’s no surprise that Unity is one of Dell EMC’s top all-flash storage products. The reason behind its success lies in its simplicity using the best technology while still making Unity affordable, and combining all that with putting the customer at the forefront when considering next generation upgrades.

Some of Unity’s most valuable features that make it so appealing to customers are its’ simple Linux based operating system, HTML5 user interface, all-inclusive software (including data protection) packaging, built-in cloud capabilities such as cloud tiering and CloudIQ , and flexible deployment consisting of all-flash, hybrid and virtual options. Unity is also continuously being improved. This past December, the newest software upgrade (UnityOE v4.1) was released and includes added flash efficiencies like in line compression, 15.36TB 3D NAND support, and native based migrations.

So far, we’ve seen companies in a variety of industries take up Unity for their business needs including healthcare, education, finance, technology, and a number of government Unity Familyentities. Rackspace, the number one managed cloud provider, was looking for a simple data management center that delivered fast agile services, and could be easily provisioned. Unity offered a simple user interface that enabled routine tasks to be completed in less steps (see the video). The real-time performance management with proactive assist allowed Rackspace a higher degree of system control, and the Rest API enabled them to quickly provision and customize their arrays to better meet the needs of their customers.

Another great example of a customer choosing Unity is when it helped supply chain experts at LeSaint Logistics streamline management. Here Unity offered the performance boost, flexible configuration and provisioning, and more capacity in less space that assisted the company in transitioning away from traditionally using competing storage products. With improved I/O performance by 1,600 percent, and reduced heavy reporting from four minutes to 30 seconds, Unity allows LeSaint offer the best customized integrated supply chain solutions to its customers, reducing logistics costs and working capital.

As you can see, Unity is simple and flexible, and has proven that these benefits cast a wide net in terms of meeting the needs of wide range of customers including Rackspace, LeSaint Logistics, and many of the other 3k customers it has acquired in just the past 7 months. I’d say ramping up like a rocket ship would be an understatement, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

Dianna Marks

Product Marketing Manager, Dell EMC
Dianna joined the Product Marketing team for Unity in September 2016 after completing her MBA in Marketing from the University of Rochester. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and received her first master’s degree in behavioral neuroscience. She loves to write and play vinyl records while cooking in her spare time, and seeks out recreational volleyball to get out her competitive edge. She is a multi-marathon completer, including 3 national and 2 international races. She intends on traveling to a new country every year, and believes that taking calculated risks and following your heart are the keys to lifelong happiness.
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