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

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"The feature that I like most is the analytics part of the file system.""The most valuable feature is real-time analytics.""The ratio of total operational cost to complexity versus feature set is very good."

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

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"Qumulo should continue to expand automation and orchestration capabilities.""The price of the software is a bit expensive, so a reduction in cost would make it more competitive.""In the future, I would like to see non-disruptive updates."

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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 of the solution is in the middle range compared to others. We look at the price per terabyte."
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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.

    Qumulo is the breakthrough leader in simplifying unstructured data management at massive scale across hybrid-cloud environments. Qumulo provides a high-performance file data platform designed to store, manage and create workflows and applications with data in its native file form at a massive scale across hybrid cloud environments. With Qumulo you can easily manage the full data lifecycle from ingestion, transformation, publishing and archiving with cost-effective capacity, dynamic scalability, automatic encryption, real-time analytics and an advanced API that enables customers to easily integrate Qumulo into their technology ecosystem and workflows.

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    County of Riverside Sheriff Department, Hyundai Mobis Automotive North America, University of Arizona, UCSD - San Diego Supercomputer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Sinclair Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Kaiser Permanente, Deluxe Creative, Vexcel Imaging, University of Florida, The Madison Square Garden Company, Arizona State University, Cinesite, San Diego Padres Baseball, Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine, IHME, EllieMae, Washington State University.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
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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 Qumulo is ranked 16th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while Qumulo is rated 7.0. 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 Qumulo writes "Easy to set up, good technical support, and it provides valuable usage analytics ". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Pure Storage FlashBlade, whereas Qumulo is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), Scality RING8, NetApp FAS Series, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Nutanix Files. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. Qumulo report.

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