Dell EMC ECS Overview

Dell EMC ECS is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top File and Object Storage tools. It is most often compared to Amazon AWS: Dell EMC ECS vs Amazon AWS

What is Dell EMC ECS?

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.

Dell EMC ECS is also known as EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage.

Buyer's Guide

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Dell EMC ECS pricing:
  • "Dell EMC ECS is too expensive."
  • "We are not paying for the license at this stage."

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System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
A reliable all-in-one solution with guaranteed performance

What is our primary use case?

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.

Pros and Cons

  • "What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor."
  • "Technical support needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

There are many ways to make products better, although, for the purpose that our customers are using this solution, you can't do it better. It is a product that I recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Product Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Top 5Leaderboard
Competitive and stable, but they need better support and pricing

What is our primary use case?

We create a service for our customers to access EMC Storage. We use this product for an on-premises server to access the EMC storage. We locate our EMC in our IDC center, and we provide our enterprise customers access to it. We sell this service, space, and AWS SAN storage.

Pros and Cons

  • "This product is very competitive."
  • "In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support."

What other advice do I have?

We plan to continue selling this solution, but we need them to support it on more than just a case by case basis because it takes too long. It depends on the Dell EMC resources but we cannot rely on their distributors for help. It's not a good enough business model. I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. That said, there are a few improvements needed, including that it could be cheaper. I would rate this product a seven out of ten.
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IT Infrastructure Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Extremely stable with a straightforward setup and fairly good pricing

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use this as a storage solution. My system is based on it.

Pros and Cons

  • "The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
  • "The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with Dell. We're using the version before Unity. I'm not sure the name of it. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it nine out of ten overall.
Cybersecurity Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Top 20
100% stable, scalable, easy to deploy, and helpful support

What is our primary use case?

We are using it mainly for storage. We have its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.

What needs improvement?

Its security can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since they took over EMC.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is 100% stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have approximately 5,600 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have always found Dell very helpful.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is fine. The deployment duration varies based on the size and the number of deployments sites, but it has been pretty straightforward for me. Dell always…