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

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"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems."

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

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"When we used this solution in 2015, it was not scalable at all. I don't know if they have improved on that, but at the time, scalability was just horrible."

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

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Average Words per Review
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EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
Scality RING, RING8
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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.
Scality RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. The RING is software, so you can deploy it on standard x86 servers of your choice, taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale linearly across thousands of servers, multiple sites, and an unlimited number of objects. Data is protected with policy-based replication, erasure coding, and geo-distribution, achieving up to 14 9s of durability and 100% availability.
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Comcast, TimeWarner Cable, EuroSport, Orange, Deluxe, DailtMotion, SFR, RTL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Telstra
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government6%
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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 Scality RING8 is ranked 10th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Scality RING8 is rated 8.0. 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 Scality RING8 writes "Low cost storage system that has good support". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and IBM Cloud Object Storage, whereas Scality RING8 is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Qumulo, Cloudian HyperStore and NetApp StorageGRID.

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