We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is 100% stable. It is also scalable."
"The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"This product is very competitive."
"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."
"I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable."
"What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor."
"It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward."
"The features that I have found most valuable are their retention logs. The other thing I have found most valuable is the way they handle the BHEA. Basically the DNS and everything is managed by itself. It is seamless to the users."
"Feature-wise, it has a lot of features. The most valuable features include de-duplication, encryption, version controlling, support, and tamper-proof data."
"The way that they handle the DR is very good because when there is a failover, it is seamless to the users."
"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."
"You should be able to calculate so that when it's full it's 100% full, not just 90%."
"In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support."
"Its security can be improved."
"What is lacking in this solution is a simple process to migrate from existing systems."
"They should improve the user interface. It's a little bit complex. It does not have a self-learning method. You need to know how to use it before you touch the system. The user interface is not self-explanatory."
"In terms of the customer support, I can say it's a mixed reaction depending on the country."
"We are not paying for the license at this stage."
"Dell EMC ECS is too expensive."
"The solution could be cheaper."
"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."
Earn 20 points
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:
Hitachi Content Platform is an object storage solution that enables IT organizations and cloud service providers to store, share, sync, protect, preserve, analyze and retrieve file data from a single system. It is more efficient, easier to use, and capable of handling much more data than traditional file storage solutions. HCP automates day-to-day IT operations like data protection and readily evolves to changes in scale, scope, applications, storage, server and cloud technologies over the life of data. In IT environements where data grows quickly or must live for years, decades or even indefinitely, these capabilities are invaluable.
Dell EMC ECS is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while Hitachi Content Platform is ranked 7th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Hitachi Content Platform is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC ECS writes "Has load balancing facility, and good for unstructured data and DR". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hitachi Content Platform writes "Has valuable retention logs and the DNS is managed by itself ". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Cloudian HyperStore, whereas Hitachi Content Platform is most compared with MinIO, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cloud Object Storage, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Cloudian HyperStore. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. Hitachi Content Platform report.
See our list of best File and Object Storage vendors.
We monitor all File and Object Storage reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.