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We performed a comparison between Cloudian HyperStore and Dell ECS based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The cost was the main reason we chose to use this solution."

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"I have found Dell ECS to be scalable.""The scalability is good.""It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward.""The technology is very good, it performs well.""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.""Competitive object storage platform that's stable and scalable.""It is 100% stable. It is also scalable.""I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable."

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"As it is an S3 solution with the same protocol as the one we have with AWS, having better integration with AWS will be beneficial."

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"Dell ECS could improve the price of the solution. It is expensive.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""Dell EMC ECS should support segregation of duty, particularly for role-based access controls. Having a single pane of glass for smarter observation and better control mechanism would also make this solution better.""The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.""The troubleshooting feature of this solution needs to be improved, to allow organizations to fix issues without having to contact the support team.""If Dell ECS would be available as standalone software, so you can use any hardware with it, would make the solution better. It would also be good if Dell ECS had more integrations with other products.""You should be able to calculate so that when it's full it's 100% full, not just 90%.""It is a good solution, except for the cost."

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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."
  • "The price of Dell ECS should be reduced."
  • "The price of Dell ECS should be reduced."
  • "The charges for this solution are made in blocks of models, which are purchased depending on what features an organization requires."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is very durable and that is particularly important.
    Top Answer:It is a cloud-based environment and at times, it is not very simple to use. I would like to see it more user-friendly and easy to use. I would like to see better integration with HyperFile.
    Top Answer:We primarily use this solution for storing our backups.
    Top Answer:What I like best about Dell ECS is its stability. I also like that you can use it for large-scale data purposes. The solution works fine for me, and I haven't encountered any issues with it.
    Top Answer:If I remember correctly, Dell ECS is an appliance, so if you buy Dell ECS, you also have to buy the hardware, while IBM is standalone software, so you can buy IBM as software only without needing to… more »
    Top Answer:If Dell ECS would be available as standalone software, so you can use any hardware with it, would make the solution better. It would also be good if Dell ECS had more integrations with other products.
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    Also Known As
    HyperStore, Cloudian HyperStore Object Storage, HyperStore Object Storage
    EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
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    Cloudian HyperStore lets you start small and grow to hundreds of petabytes on-premises simply by adding nodes. Leverage the proven interoperability of the industry’s only 100% native S3 API.

    Enterprise-ready. Future-proof. Data-first.

    Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) is a file and object storage solution from Dell EMC. ECS has been created to support both traditional and next-generation ecosystems equally. ECS boasts unrivaled economics, manageability, resilience, and scalability to satisfy the demands of today's next-gen, robust business enterprise ecosystems. ECS can easily be deployed in a software-defined model or as a turn-key appliance. ECS is software-defined and multi-layered for unlimited scalability. Every layer is abstracted and scalable with no single point of failure.

    • Data service layer: Provides S3 access along with access to SWIFT, CAZ, NFS, HDFS.
    • Storage service layer: Stores, retrieves and protects data.
    • Fabric layer: Provides clustering, configuration management, health monitoring.

    Everything is done within the software, which is containerized, using docker.

    ECS is currently deployed using basic commodity hardware, which can easily be federated across as many as eight different locations and managed as a single resource. Additionally, ECS can also protect data at the site level, locally, disk, node, and rack levels. The federation enables a single global namespace with everywhere access to content. Applications can quickly rewrite in an active/active or everywhere active manner.

    ECS is also able to be used as secondary storage or archival storage. This will free up valuable primary storage of data that is stale, redundant, or used infrequently, and the data will remain easily accessible. ECS uses policy-based tiering such as Data Domain, Cloud tiering, Isilon using cloud polls, and Geodrive, which give Windows systems direct access to ECS. Windows users can still use server message block (SMB) while leveraging the more expansive ECS storage.

    ECS is enterprise-grade and offers valuable features such as retention, multi-tenancy, metering, monitoring, quotas, and more. ECS builds in robust security from the ground up and encrypts data. ECS is compliant with STIG guidelines and adheres to SEC rule 17A-4F.

    ECS is an enterprise-ready solution that allows organizations to easily simplify object storage management and visualize information in intuitive new ways, and empowers your business to do even more with data. With ECS, enterprise organizations can deliver cloud-scale economics in-house that will lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and scale, creating greater levels of productivity and profitability.

    Reviews from Real Users

    One user, who is a deputy director at a tech service company, says ECS offers “good performance, reliability, and technical support”.

    Dell EMC ECS is “a stable solution which is easy to scale, install and manage”, relates another user, who is a senior buyer at a tech service company.

    "What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor," summarizes a system engineer at a tech services company. 

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    Sample Customers
    NTT Communications, Casale, Kumo
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Cloudian HyperStore is ranked 14th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while Dell ECS is ranked 3rd in File and Object Storage with 13 reviews. Cloudian HyperStore is rated 6.0, while Dell ECS is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cloudian HyperStore writes "Reasonably priced, but the stability needs to be improved and it is difficult to maintain". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell ECS writes "Has load balancing facility, and good for unstructured data and DR". Cloudian HyperStore is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cloud Object Storage, MinIO and Scality RING8, whereas Dell ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp StorageGRID, MinIO and Scality RING8.

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