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Pros
"I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.""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.""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's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.""This product is very competitive."

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"Stability is not a concern with this product.""PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.""The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier."

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

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"It is not straightforward to setup.""The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it.""In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The solution could be cheaper."

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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: Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native application platform to simplify app delivery. It is efficient and effective. The best feature is how easy it is to handle external services such as database… more »
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Also Known As
EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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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.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is the leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. PCF provides a cloud-native application platform that allows you to continuously deliver any app to every major private and public cloud with a single platform. PCF is proven to accelerate feature delivery with higher developer productivity and a 200:1 developer to operator ratio. PCF's built-in security and self-healing capabilities reduce risk in your app portfolio while maintaining high-availability at scale to keep customer facing systems online even in the most challenging circumstances. pivotal.io

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Sample Customers
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Humana, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Liberty Mutual, The Home Depot, GE, West Corp, Merrill Corporation, CoreLogic, Orange, Dish Network, Comcast, Bloomberg, Internal Revenue Service, Ford Motor Company, Garmin, Volkswagen, Solera, Allstate, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ScotiaBank
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm27%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
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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 Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. 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 Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "Open-source makes it cost-effective, but the interface needs to be improved". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, MinIO and Microsoft Azure, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service and IBM Cloud Private.

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