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File and Object Storage
September 2022
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Executive Manager, IT Operations with 11-50 employees
Real User
Good technology that performs well

What is our primary use case?

Dell EMC ECS is the leading storage area network, you can do anything with it. Some companies have 10,000 users, it depends on the structure.

What is most valuable?

The technology is very good, it performs well.

What needs improvement?

It is a good solution, except for the cost.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Dell EMC ECS for 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is perfect.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Dell EMC ECS is an enterprise solution. It works for small, medium and large enterprise organizations.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support of Dell EMC ECS is fine as long as you are paying your licensing for both software and hardware. If you are paying for higher level support you will receive higher level support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked on all enterprise storage solutions.

How was the initial setup?

All storage is different. You need qualified people who understand storage to install it.

What about the implementation team?

The solution requires a qualified competent technical team to install it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Dell EMC ECS solution is expensive. It requires an annual subscription, monthly will not work for the user or for Dell.

What other advice do I have?

This solution can be for everybody. You need to assess your own needs. Dell EMC ECS covers solutions across the board. You can't go wrong with a universal leadership product.

I rate the solution an 8 out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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IT Technical Architect at AVALIS
Real User
Leaderboard
Secure, complete package, but implementation could improve

What is our primary use case?

We are using Zadara for disaster recovery. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Zadara is its ease of use and safety. Overall the solution is a complete package, it has all the features needed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Zadara for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of Zadara is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very simple to increase the system, it is scalable.

We are using Zadara with Oracle database and there are 2,000 users in the database.

We have end users that are using this solution in my organization.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used the IBM disaster recovery solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the solution is complex.

I had one customer where the setup took approximately one month and another customer with a smaller system took one week.

What about the implementation team?

We have two people that do the deployment and maintenance of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of Zadara is very good and it covers everything. There is no subscription needed.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Zadara a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Buyer's Guide
File and Object Storage
September 2022
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