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

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"Reliable erasure coding.""Very good at object retrieval.""MinIO can work with attributes and folders, and it has the ability to use a stream approach for files. I have moments that should work exclusively. It also has some management features you can use, like exclusive locks that you can perform on one record or a collection.""The ability to spawn a MinIO Tenant on demand and shut it down right after is most valuable.""The solution has good compatibility with different kinds of storage.""For starters, MinIO has a good user interface. You can access it through the browser and perform operations like creating the object.""The initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.""Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments."

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Cons
"The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.""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.""In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support.""They do not have complete documentation, which is very weak and could be improved.""The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems.""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 product's security is open by default, without any SSL.""The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved.""We had minor bugs occasionally.""The only downside I see is that you do not have a complete picture of an object.""There should be the ability to expand the size after it has already been deployed. Currently, you cannot do that. It doesn't support an increase in size. Each time we spawn a new MinIO, we need to track the particular MinIO instance or tenant that has the file. Therefore, we had to create a multi-tenant solution that tracks the MinIO that has our artifacts. It isn't in one single instance. It should have better multi-tenancy support.""Documentation could be improved.""Limited storage provided in the free version.""The solution lacks documentation."

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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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  • "This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version."
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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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    Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
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    The initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.
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    MinIO is open source, but it also has an enterprise license available if preferred.
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    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.

    MinIO is a high performance, distributed object storage system. It is software-defined, runs on industry standard hardware and is 100% open source under the Apache V2 license.

    MinIO is different in that it was designed from its inception to be the standard in private cloud object storage. Because MinIO is purpose-built to serve only objects, a single-layer architecture achieves all of the necessary functionality without compromise. The result is a cloud-native object server that is simultaneously performant, scalable and lightweight.

    While MinIO excels at traditional object storage use cases like secondary storage, disaster recovery and archiving, it is unique at overcoming the private cloud challenges associated with machine learning, analytics and cloud-native application workloads.

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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Midsize Enterprise7%
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    Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 8 reviews while MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 12 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while MinIO is rated 8.0. 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 MinIO writes "Offers good object retrieval performance and scalability; but native monitoring tools don't work above a certain bucket size". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Microsoft Azure and Hitachi Content Platform, whereas MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, SwiftStack, NetApp StorageGRID and Cloudian HyperStore. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. MinIO report.

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