"I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable."
"The stability is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"This product is very competitive."
"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."
"It is 100% stable. It is also scalable."
"What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor."
"The performance is good."
"It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward."
"The graphs are most valuable. They have a lot of graphs and reports that you can run to see what's happening in the background to configure OpenStack Swift."
"The SwiftStack Controller, which is the web UI, provides out of band management. This has been one of the best features of it. It allows us to be able to do upgrades and look at performance metrics. It is a top feature and reason to choose the product."
"Technical support needs to be improved."
"The solution could be more cost-effective and secure."
"The solution needs to provide better integration between this solution and all other kinds of systems."
"Its security can 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."
"In Taiwan, they don't have professional technical support."
"They do not have complete documentation, which is very weak and could be improved."
"It's very well done for what it's supposed to do, and I don't have anything to add, but I would like them to keep it available to the public. SwiftStack is going out of the market. NVIDIA purchased SwiftStack a couple of years ago, and they won't be making it available to the public anymore. Our license is up to March 31st."
"The file access needs improvement. The NFS was rolled out as a single service. It needs to be fully integrated into the proxy in a highly available fashion, like the regular proxy access is. I know it's on the roadmap."
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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:
Dell EMC ECS is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 8 reviews while SwiftStack is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. Dell EMC ECS is rated 8.4, while SwiftStack is rated 9.0. 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 SwiftStack writes "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost". Dell EMC ECS is most compared with Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage, MinIO and Microsoft Azure, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with MinIO, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, StorPool and Pure Storage FlashBlade. See our Dell EMC ECS vs. SwiftStack report.
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