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"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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"We have seen a reduction in the total cost of ownership by around 20%.""I would rate this solution an eight plus. It has has good flexibility and stability, it's easy to manage and the response time is good.""It has also helped to simplify storage for us in the way that it's easy to manage. Their automatic monitoring really helps when things break or are about to break. They see a problem coming and alert us even before our own system does.""The initial setup was straightforward. If you know how to plug in power and network you're pretty much qualified. They were on site to configure the network, the box to fit into our network architecture. Other than that, we self-managed from there.""Speed and ease of use are the two most valuable features.""It has absolutely simplified our storage because the dashboards on the consoles show a clear understanding of where you are, and it is also very easy to provision. This been a big help for our teams.""The ease of deployment and management has helped us simplify our storage. We also do not have to worry about capacity management as much. A lot of these things are native to Pure Storage.""It helps simplify our storage, because the user interface is very simple and the installation is easy."

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"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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"We haven't been able to use much of the cloud area of Pure Storage. We have a storage server and it would be better if it could integrate with other cloud features of this solution.""I would like to see more deduplication.""In the realm of micro-services, I think that Pure Storage can do well if they start getting in there and making their arrays more micro-services ready.""The Pure Storage Orchestrator is our biggest pain point at the moment. If we can have more say in future developments of feature sets that we will need to support for our use case, that would be pretty beneficial to us.""I would like to see better integration.""On our dedupe during our initial buy, we were expecting a number a little higher like 4x. However, we are getting about 3.6. While it is close enough, it doesn't quite hit the numbers. So, this has been a challenge.""They need better integration with public clouds along with a better hybrid solution.""I would like to have Snapshots and Snapmail in the next release. People who came from a NetApp background, especially expect these features."

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"We used a reseller for the purchase.""Our customers have seen a reduction in TCO.""I have seen ROI. It has allowed me to increase the density of my VMs without having to purchase anything additional.""Our licensing is renewed annually.""Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's what you're going to pay forever. If your support's $100 today, six years from now it's $100. It doesn't fluctuate unless you upgrade it, or change it, etc."

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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.
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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.

FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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Computer Software Company51%
Comms Service Provider8%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Financial Services Firm25%
University17%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
Marketing Services Firm8%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Marketing Services Firm7%
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Midsize Enterprise37%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC ECS vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade 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 Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 16 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.6, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8. 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 Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "An easy to use solution with a straightforward setup and good speed". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Hitachi Content Platform and OpenShift, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Qumulo, VAST Data and Dell EMC PowerStore. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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