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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.""This product is very competitive.""It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.""The performance is good.""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."

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"IBM Cloud Object Storage integrates well.""IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage."

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Cons
"You should be able to calculate so that when it's full it's 100% full, not just 90%.""They do not have complete documentation, which is very weak and could be improved.""Its security can be improved.""Technical support needs to be improved.""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.""The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.""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."

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"The performance could improve in IBM Cloud Object Storage. The throughput or objects per second can have degradation.""IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be."

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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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    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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    IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.
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    IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be.
    Top Answer: 
    Perhaps in price and they don't have a large number of additional services.
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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.

    IBM Cloud Object Storage is a web-scale platform that stores unstructured data - from petabyte to exabyte - with reliability, security, availability and disaster recovery without replication.

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    Sample Customers
    Atos
    Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime Research
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 8 reviews while IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 18th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 6.0. 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 IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "The main advantage is the additional services". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Qumulo, whereas IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with IBM Spectrum Scale, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO, NetApp StorageGRID and Portworx Enterprise. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. IBM Cloud Object Storage report.

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