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Pros
"They integrate well with various other solutions.""Easy to access and secure, two important features.""Amazon AWS has good performance and easy management.""The initial setup is straightforward.""I am happy with the dashboard.""Amazon AWS contains a lot of helpful services.""Cost-effective and tolerant.""They are enterprising and pretty good in terms of features. It has good security. Its availability is also pretty good. It is available everywhere in the world. It has pretty good integrations, and it is working well. They have done a lot of improvements, and its UI has improved a lot."

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

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Cons
"The interface is relatively complex.""The web console of AWS is not so user-friendly.""Some of their well-listed services are not super configurable.""Some extensions are better than others.""AWS could be improved with more integration, but I can see that they're developing these features and working very hard on their platform.""It should be more secure and have more integrations.""The solution can get to be a little expensive.""While feasible, custom configuration will be more time consuming than standard."

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"The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems.""Technical support needs to be improved.""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.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""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.""They do not have complete documentation, which is very weak and could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
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  • "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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    Also Known As
    Amazon Web Services, AWS
    EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    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.
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    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Large Enterprise69%
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    Large Enterprise33%
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 151 reviews while Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 8 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC ECS writes "Has load balancing facility, and good for unstructured data and DR". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Google Firebase, whereas Dell EMC ECS is most compared with NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO, Microsoft Azure and Scality RING8.

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