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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.""This product is very competitive.""It is 100% stable. It is also scalable."

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"It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""It's very easy-to-use.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""It performs well and it is also very fast.""The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good."

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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.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""Its security can be improved."

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"It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes.""The solution is expensive."

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"Dell EMC ECS is too expensive.""We are not paying for the license at this stage."

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"The price is a little high.""In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little.""The price of this solution could be made more affordable.""Licensing fees are paid yearly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.
Top Answer: We are not paying for the license at this stage.
Top Answer: Its security can be improved.
Top Answer: The main feature I have found to be product replication.
Top Answer: The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
Top Answer: There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.
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Also Known As
EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
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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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Sample Customers
ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHL
Top Industries
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm21%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
Marketing Services Firm7%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company8%
Company Size
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise25%
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC ECS vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 4 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 2nd in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.6, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0. 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 "Stable with good technical support and easy to manage". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and SwiftStack, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Scality RING8. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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