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Pros
"It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.""This product is very competitive.""I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.""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.""The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor."

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"The solution has given us more agility, scalability and opportunity to optimize the cost.""Technical support has been good over the years.""One of the most valuable features of Microsoft Azure is the compatibility with all of our Windows applications and other Microsoft technologies""The redundancy across different regions is the most valuable. It provides a big value for cloud services, especially for Microsoft.""I think the single sign-on functionality and the ease with which you can deposit things on the cloud have been valuable. Azure has very robust security functionalities and authentication features, which come with mobility, along with backup and credential checks.""The support is responsive and dedicated to SMEs.""Microsoft Azure is scalable.""If you have large traffic amounts, Microsoft Azure will continue to provide our customers with the best storage experience."

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

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"Price could always be better. The features come in quickly, so we're comfortable with the feature set that is available to us.""I would like to see this solution support integration.""At this point, the latency is too high to use Azure in our production environment.""Due to the pandemic, I haven't been able to utilize their full resources. This has made it complicated to scale up. I hope this will be resolved after the pandemic.""It would be advantageous if the dashboard had more clarity, in terms of the visibility that it provides.""At times, the support is terrible.""For deploying multiple resources in a big number, such as in hundreds, we need a streamlined process and more user-friendly scrips. The scripts have to be more user-friendly, and they should also supply some standard templates to deploy multiple resources at a time. Currently, it is very easy to deploy a couple of resources, but if you want to deploy multiple resources, it becomes complex. The material that they provide for integration with an existing on-prem data center is complex. They have to make them user-friendly. The scripts related to resource management need to be simplified.""They can improve the number of requests. Maybe they can increase it from 5,000 requests to 10,000 requests a month. Sometimes when you try to connect, it is quite unresponsive. When you want to communicate using the API, you get an internal error."

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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 licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually."
  • "Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers."
  • "The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS."
  • "Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy."
  • "It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription."
  • "The cost is a little high and can be more competitive."
  • "Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent."
  • "The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."
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    Also Known As
    EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
    Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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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.

    Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

    Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

    Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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    BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 8 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 176 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. 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 Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Scality RING8, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google Firebase.

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