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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"I find its flexibility valuable."

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"It's definitely good for unstructured data. In earlier days, we had Centera, so for the DR it's really good. It has load balancing facility, and we're using it with the Kemp Load Balancer.""It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.""It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.""This product is very competitive.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor."

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Cons
"The pricing can definitely be better."

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"You should be able to calculate so that when it's full it's 100% full, not just 90%.""Technical support needs to be improved.""The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.""The disaster recovery could be improved because there should be something in-built within the ECS. Search and recovery should be in-built. Right now, we have to use some external tools for performing the recovery itself. For example, we're using Atempo or deploying Golden Superna, so it has dependency on the external third party vendors.""The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems.""Its security can be improved.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"You pay for what you use. For example, if you use one terabyte, you just pay for that one terabyte. But the pricing could always be better"

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"The solution could be cheaper.""Dell EMC ECS is too expensive.""We are not paying for the license at this stage.""It's a lease-based model, so it's capacity-based. We already negotiated the price a lot, but we're still doing that with Dell because somehow the product was not installed successfully, so there was a lot of struggle in the distributor territory between Dell and the environment itself. I would give the solution a 6 out of 10 for the pricing. There's a little room for improvement."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I find its flexibility valuable.
Top Answer: We pay yearly based on the storage size. You pay for what you use. For example, if you use one terabyte, you just pay for that one terabyte. But the pricing could always be better.
Top Answer: The pricing can definitely be better. It would also help if they made it even more flexible. For example, some customers ask us if they can generally use it for a file. I would like it to make it more… more »
Top Answer: I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.
Top Answer: The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.
Ranking
14th
Views
396
Comparisons
289
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
340
Rating
8.0
5th
Views
7,278
Comparisons
5,938
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
451
Rating
8.7
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Also Known As
Swarm
EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
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Overview

Swarm provides a platform for data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. You no longer need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis. Consolidate all files on Swarm, find the data you are looking for quickly, and reduce total cost of ownership by continuously evolving hardware and optimizing use of your resources.

Dell EMC Elactic Cloud Storage (ECS) provides a complete software-defined object storage platform designed for today's cloud-scale storage requirements. ECS provides the simplicity and low cost benefits of the public cloud without the risk, compliance, and data sovereignty concerns. ECS benefits include:

  • Cloud-scale Economics: 60% TCO savings versus public cloud services.
  • Simplicity & Scale: Single global namespace, unlimited apps, users and files.
  • Universal Accessibility: Support for object, file, and HDFS all on a single platform.
  • Faster App Development: API accessible storage and strong consistency accelerates cloud apps & analytics.
  • Turnkey Cloud: Multi-tenancy, self-service access and metering capabilities.
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Sample Customers
iQ Media, NEP, Texas Tech University, Telefónica, City of Austin, Massive Media, Data Deposit Box, Premier Physician Services, Truliant Federal Credit Union
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider28%
Wholesaler/Distributor7%
Insurance Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Caringo Swarm is ranked 14th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews. Caringo Swarm is rated 8.0, while Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Caringo Swarm writes "A user-friendly software-defined object storage solution that's highly flexible ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC ECS writes "Has load balancing facility, and good for unstructured data and DR". Caringo Swarm is most compared with Cloudian HyperStore, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8 and MinIO, whereas Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Microsoft Azure.

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