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Pros
"What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution."

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"It helps automate our storage infrastructure.""Right now, we have an older StorageGRID. I like that we can grow it.""It improves our operational efficiency.""It has awesome scalability. We consume it with storage appliance nodes, then we just plug and play as we need more.""The ability to get to the StorageGRID from anywhere on my network. The solution is remote. You don't have to be at a physical location.""The implementation with NetApp went smoothly. It is a 'setup and forget' type of appliance.""It has enabled us to save money on storage costs. We removed our tape library.""It has improved our operational efficiency through time consumption and logistics by 40 to 50 percent. Everything that had to do with our legacy tape solution has been improved and is now more efficient."

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

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"It has its quirks here and there, but it is an older NetApp system.""We want to move towards Azure in the cloud. Right now, the system is all physical.""I would like to see them integrate more with the monitoring platforms. It is a bit difficult to get automated monitoring of the system.""The processes around installation and upgrade need improvement.""There was a small amount of confusion when working with StorageGRID and Active Directory for access. We had to do things three to four times resulting in our engineer troubleshooting a couple of things. The location of the menu, along with what is inside the menu: configurations, settings, etc., is not straightforward to users. Most users are Windows-based. So, when make logical changes to the menu which are not similar to Windows, users and administrators get confused.""The redundancy and reliability are great, but I also see room for improvement there. I would like to see more efficiency in the storage and dedupe/compression solutions."

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"While we have been able to save money on storage costs, it could be better.""The licensing that the S3 service provides them from a FabricPool standpoint is more attractive than the licensing from AWS or Azure.""We save money on storage costs from this solution since it allows us to have a source of revenue from customers consuming the service.""Creating your own data stores, backups, or storage grids, helps eliminate all these costs of downloading all the data back after you downloaded to the cloud.""Buying the solution is expensive, but it saves you money down the line when you factor in the logistics of not having to buy tapes."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor.
Top Answer: They are ages behind PureStorage FlashBlade in performance. We recently did an evaluation of scale-out NFS/Object storage solutions, and in order to get to our target performance requirements of about… more »
Top Answer: We are a system integrator and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. This is a cloud-based object storage platform.
Top Answer: Duplication, interface and the manageability is good and simple.
Top Answer: We had issues in a few areas because we couldn't do it from GUI. There is a separate tool for accessing the object and removing it and this created quite a challenge while exiting the data on… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case for this product is to replicate our backups to cloud on StorageGRID. We are integrators and don't use the solution ourselves, we install it for our clients. I'm an IT Service… more »
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Also Known As
EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud StorageStorage GRID
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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.

Store and manage unstructured data at scale using NetApp StorageGRID for secure, durable object storage. Place content in the right location, at the right time, and on the right storage tier, optimizing workflows and reducing overall costs for globally distributed rich media. 

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AtosASE, DARZ GmbH
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company51%
Comms Service Provider8%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Manufacturing Company17%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Small Business25%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC ECS vs. NetApp StorageGRID and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews while NetApp StorageGRID is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 4 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.6, while NetApp StorageGRID is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell EMC ECS writes "A reliable all-in-one solution with guaranteed performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp StorageGRID writes "The implementation went smoothly. It is a 'setup and forget' type of appliance". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Hitachi Content Platform, Cloudian HyperStore and IBM Cloud Object Storage, whereas NetApp StorageGRID is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore, Scality RING8, MinIO and Pure Storage FlashBlade. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. NetApp StorageGRID report.

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