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

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"The configuration of the solution and the user interface are both quite good."

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Cons
"Its security can be improved.""The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.""Technical support needs to be improved.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""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%.""The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems."

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"The management features are pretty good, but they still have room for improvement."

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

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Questions from the Community
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: Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
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6th
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7,406
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6,046
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5
Average Words per Review
522
Rating
8.4
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Comparisons
21,636
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1
Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.0
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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.
Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
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Sample Customers
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Dell, DreamHost
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company27%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise47%
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Dell EMC ECS is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 3rd in File and Object Storage with 1 review. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.0. 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 Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Excellent user interface, good configuration capabilities and quite stable". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, MinIO, Microsoft Azure and Scality RING8, whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, IBM Spectrum Scale and Nutanix Acropolis AOS.

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