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

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"It performs well and it is also very fast.""It's very easy-to-use.""The product is scalable and easy to expand.""It is very easy to use, and it is very fast.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good."

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Cons
"The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems.""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.""They do not have complete documentation, which is very weak and could be improved.""Its security can be improved.""You should be able to calculate so that when it's full it's 100% full, not just 90%.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""Technical support needs to be improved."

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"The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Dell EMC ECS is too expensive."
  • "We are not paying for the license at this stage."
  • "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."
  • "We initially purchased all of the licenses at the same time."
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  • "The price is a little high."
  • "In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little."
  • "The price of this solution could be made more affordable."
  • "Licensing fees are paid yearly."
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    Questions from the Community
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    I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.
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    The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.
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    The main feature I have found to be product replication.
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    The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
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    There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.
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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.

    FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    University13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 8 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Pure Storage FlashBlade 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 Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Performs well with very little maintenance and an easy initial setup". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and OpenShift, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and NetApp StorageGRID. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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