We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

Dell EMC ECS vs SwiftStack comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Dell EMC ECS Logo
7,595 views|6,217 comparisons
SwiftStack Logo
1,830 views|1,336 comparisons
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC ECS vs. SwiftStack and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"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."

More Dell EMC ECS Pros →

"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."

More SwiftStack Pros →

Cons
"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."

More Dell EMC ECS Cons →

"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."

More SwiftStack Cons →

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."
  • More Dell EMC ECS Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost. We can repurpose hardware and buy commodity hardware. There is a huge cost savings, on average $100,000 a year compared to traditional storage for what we have at our size."
  • "The pricing model is great and makes sense. We have talked about how to get into more of a frequent billing cycle than once a year. That would be an interesting concept to add into the product, having the ability to have monthly billing instead of having to do a one-year licensing renewal. However, the way the license works by charging for storage consumed is definitely what makes them the most competitive."
  • "Dollar per gigabyte, it costs us more because we are storing more. However, if you look at it from a cost per gigabyte perspective, we have dropped our costs significantly."
  • "It's pricey for us because we're a nonprofit. I'm not privy to any amount or cost, but I have been told that it is pricey. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees, and it seems to come with the support."
  • More SwiftStack Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which File and Object Storage solutions are best for your needs.
    564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable.
    Top Answer: 
    The solution could be more cost-effective and secure.
    Ask a question

    Earn 20 points

    Ranking
    5th
    Views
    7,595
    Comparisons
    6,217
    Reviews
    5
    Average Words per Review
    522
    Rating
    8.4
    8th
    Views
    1,830
    Comparisons
    1,336
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    1,375
    Rating
    9.0
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    EMC ECS, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage
    Learn More
    NVIDIA
    Video Not Available
    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.
    SwiftStack enables you to do more with storage. Store more data, enable more applications and serve more users. We do this by delivering a proven object storage solution that's built on an open-source core and is fully enterprise ready. Our object storage software is an alternative to complex, expensive, on-premises hardware-based storage solutions. SwiftStack delivers the features and flexibility you need to easily manage and scale object storage behind your firewall. Customers are demanding storage where they can pay as they grow, find it is easier to consume, and can infinitely scale. Today, our customers use SwiftStack for archiving active data, serving web content, building private clouds, sharing documents and storing backups.
    Offer
    Learn more about Dell EMC ECS
    Learn more about SwiftStack
    Sample Customers
    Atos
    Pac-12 Networks, Georgia Institute of Technology, Budd Van Lines
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise33%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC ECS vs. SwiftStack and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    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.

    See our list of best File and Object Storage vendors.

    We monitor all File and Object Storage reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.