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Pros
"It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.""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.""This product is very competitive.""What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor.""It is 100% stable. It is also scalable."

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"The product has a very simple GUI-based management platform and it is very simple to use. There is a very easy step-by-step configuration procedure that guides you through, and you can configure it very easily."

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Cons
"The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.""You should be able to calculate so that when it's full it's 100% full, not just 90%.""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.""Technical support needs to be improved.""Its security can be improved."

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"The initial setup and installation is not that straightforward. It should be made easier and the time to install should be reduced."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution could be cheaper.""Dell EMC ECS is too expensive.""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.""We are not paying for the license at this stage."

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5th
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.7
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1
Average Words per Review
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Also Known As
EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
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Overview

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.

Huawei FusionStorage fully distributed cloud storage features massive scale-out capability designed for cloud-based architectures. The on-board storage system software combines the local storage resources of standard x86 servers into fully distributed storage pools, providing block, object, or file storage resources to the upper layer. An enterprise can easily obtain the required flexibility and efficiency in data storage to keep up with the ever-changing dynamics of business.

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Sample Customers
Atos
China Merchants Bank, Liaoning, Zhejiang
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider44%
Computer Software Company21%
Retailer4%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while Huawei FusionStorage is ranked 13th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Huawei FusionStorage is rated 8.0. 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 Huawei FusionStorage writes "Provides block, object, big data, and file storage and has a simple GUI-based management platform ". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Microsoft Azure, whereas Huawei FusionStorage is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, Scality RING8 and Dell PowerEdge VRTX.

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