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Pros
"The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor.""I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.""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 is 100% stable. It is also scalable.""This product is very competitive."

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"The SwiftStack Controller, which is the web UI, provides out of band management. This has been one of the best features of it. It allows us to be able to do upgrades and look at performance metrics. It is a top feature and reason to choose the product."

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Cons
"Technical support needs to be improved.""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.""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.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""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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"The file access needs improvement. The NFS was rolled out as a single service. It needs to be fully integrated into the proxy in a highly available fashion, like the regular proxy access is. I know it's on the roadmap."

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

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"We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost. We can repurpose hardware and buy commodity hardware. There is a huge cost savings, on average $100,000 a year compared to traditional storage for what we have at our size.""The pricing model is great and makes sense. We have talked about how to get into more of a frequent billing cycle than once a year. That would be an interesting concept to add into the product, having the ability to have monthly billing instead of having to do a one-year licensing renewal. However, the way the license works by charging for storage consumed is definitely what makes them the most competitive.""Dollar per gigabyte, it costs us more because we are storing more. However, if you look at it from a cost per gigabyte perspective, we have dropped our costs significantly."

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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.
SwiftStack enables you to do more with storage. Store more data, enable more applications and serve more users. We do this by delivering a proven object storage solution that's built on an open-source core and is fully enterprise ready. Our object storage software is an alternative to complex, expensive, on-premises hardware-based storage solutions. SwiftStack delivers the features and flexibility you need to easily manage and scale object storage behind your firewall. Customers are demanding storage where they can pay as they grow, find it is easier to consume, and can infinitely scale. Today, our customers use SwiftStack for archiving active data, serving web content, building private clouds, sharing documents and storing backups.
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Pac-12 Networks, Georgia Institute of Technology, Budd Van Lines
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government7%
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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 SwiftStack is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 1 review. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while SwiftStack is rated 9.0. 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 SwiftStack writes "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID and MinIO, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, StorPool and Pure Storage FlashBlade.

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