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Pros
"It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.""I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.""This product is very competitive.""It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""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.""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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"IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage."

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Cons
"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.""The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems.""Technical support needs to be improved.""Its security can be improved."

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"IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution could be cheaper.""We are not paying for the license at this stage.""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."

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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.
Top Answer: IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.
Top Answer: IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be.
Top Answer: Perhaps in price and they don't have a large number of additional services.
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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.

IBM Cloud Object Storage is a web-scale platform that stores unstructured data - from petabyte to exabyte - with reliability, security, availability and disaster recovery without replication.

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Sample Customers
Atos
Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime Research
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
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Dell EMC ECS is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 18th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 0.0. 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 IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "The main advantage is the additional services". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, MinIO and Cloudian HyperStore, whereas IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, MinIO and Portworx Enterprise.

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