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

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"For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""This is a predictable and dependable service.""The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup"

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"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 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.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""Technical support needs to be improved.""The solution could be more cost-effective and secure."

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"The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""It could be more secure."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution could be cheaper.""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.""Dell EMC ECS is too expensive."

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"The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.""In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee.""The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable.""Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure."

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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: IBM Public Cloud is IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service. It aims to provide organizations with a secure cloud environment to manage data and applications. One of the features we like is the cloud activity… more »
Top Answer: I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.
Top Answer: If you are an enterprise, or even just one person handling the solution for multiple clients, you will need to get a license. That said, you don't have to pay for licenses if you're an individual… more »
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Also Known As
EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
IBM Bluemix
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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.

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

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Sample Customers
Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
Top Industries
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm14%
Program Development Consultancy14%
Political Organization14%
Computer Software Company14%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about MinIO, Dell EMC, Red Hat and others in File and Object Storage. Updated: November 2021.
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Dell EMC ECS is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8. 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 IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, MinIO and Oracle Cloud Platform, whereas IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Salesforce Platform.

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