• Cloud Storage

    • Drive digital transformation with cloud storage

    • IT teams are constantly struggling to manage data volumes that are doubling nearly every two years. Traditional storage infrastructure is simply not built to handle the volume of data that today’s businesses generate, and it’s increasingly difficult for IT teams to respond to resource requests in a timely manner, let alone support the analytics that can unlock the value in data. For many organizations, the gap between the ability to gather data and to get insight from is hindering business transformation. Clearly, new storage solutions are needed to manage data more efficiently while containing costs and enabling greater data agility.

      Dell ECS is an enterprise-grade object storage platform that solves these data challenges by empowering organizations to use cloud storage to flexibly capture, store, protect and manage unstructured data at public cloud-like scale. 

    • Object Storage Solutions for Next-Gen Workloads

      Deployable in a software-defined model or as a turnkey appliance, ECS is the leading object-storage platform from Dell

    • The need for multicloud storage solutions

    • In recent years, many organizations turned to public clouds to try to solve their data management challenges. The public cloud was heralded as the ultimate remedy for digital transformation needs. But these organizations soon discovered that using public cloud storage platforms for data management and storage needs often required difficult compromises and issues with data residency, compliance with regulatory standards and unforeseen costs. Roughly 80% of organizations surveyed have repatriated data from the cloud, 64% report a higher total cost of services than they anticipated , and roughly half of organizations have reported issues with data security and compliance.

      While public clouds will inevitably continue to play a role in enterprise storage strategies, many companies are turning to hybrid storage and multicloud strategies to manage data more effectively and cost efficiently.

    • ECS: cloud storage that lets you do more with data

    • ECS (Elastic Cloud storage) enables organizations to overcome the challenges of data management by easily and cost-efficiently adopting a hybrid or multicloud storage model. 

      ECS is an industry-leading object storage platform built to support traditional and next-generation workloads. ECS can be deployed in multiple consumption models, including software-defined storage, as a turnkey appliance, or as a cloud storage service operated by Dell. With ECS, organizations of any size can cost-effectively store and manage unstructured data at any scale for any length of time.

      With a flat, scale-out architecture and strong global consistency, cloud storage helps to achieve the near-infinite scale of the public cloud with a 59.5% lower total cost of ownership (TCO).  Additionally, ECS offers deep multiprotocol support – including object, file and HDFS support – along with advanced data integrity, protection and security capabilities.

      With cloud storage, organizations can:

      • Modernize infrastructure, taking advantage of a scale-out object architecture that eliminates disruptive cloud migrations and the need for re-platforming applications.
      • Secure data capital with future-proof data protection and compliance capabilities.
      • Support the needs of a data-driven business, using capabilities like in-place HDFS support and native metadata search to fuel analytics initiatives.
      • Accelerate cloud-native app development with deep multiprotocol support and S3 compatibility.

    • Why choose cloud storage technology from Dell?

    • What makes ECS the best choice for cloud storage? ECS offers:

      • Enterprise-ready technology. ECS is a secure and compliant system with enterprise-class object, file and HDFS support.
      • Near infinite scalability. ECS provides object storage that can scale easily for small and large files with strong global consistency.
      • Improved ROI. With ECS, organizations can lower metadata overhead, improve storage reclamation, increase usable storage capacity and reduce outstanding garbage data in the pipeline with more efficiency.
      • Faster time-to-insight. ECS enables integration of data streaming platforms to access real-time IoT data ingestion and analytics.
      • Enhanced data visibility. ECS provides custom alert, capacity monitoring and metrics export tools that make it easier to deliver accurate forecasts and take action on cloud storage capacity alerts.

    • Future-proofing your cloud storage technology

    • The Dell Future-Proof Loyalty Program is designed to protect your investment in Dell technology by ensuring your products will provide value for the entire lifetime of their applications. The program includes:

      • A three-year satisfaction guarantee.
      • Hardware investment protection, with the opportunity to trade in existing or competitive systems for credit toward next-generation Dell offerings.
      • Clear and transparent support pricing.
      • All-inclusive software – everything required to store and manage critical data.
      • Never-worry data migrations that simplify a move to storage and hyperconverged solutions.
      • Data protection deduplication guarantee, where customers can use recommended best practices to get up to 55x data reduction for data protection appliances.
      • Storage data reduction guarantees for workloads.
      • Cloud mobility, services, protection and management for storage, data protection and HCI products.
      • Flexible, on-demand cloud consumption models for IT infrastructure.

    • FAQs: What is cloud storage?

    • What is cloud storage?

      Cloud storage is an architecture for storing physical data in logical pools that can easily be accessed from anywhere. Cloud storage can be delivered through a service provider/hosting company, through an on-premise deployment within an organization’s own data center, or through a combination of both models.

      Who uses cloud storage?

      Cloud storage is used by organizations that want: 

      • Simple and scalable data storage.
      • Easy access to data from anywhere using an Internet connection.
      • Lower costs for storing and managing data.
      • Protection for data from disaster and loss.

      What are the benefits of cloud storage?

      The advantages of cloud storage include:

      • Cost savings, thanks to easier management and less expensive storage costs compared to traditional on-premise storage solutions.
      • Faster time to deployment, as cloud storage allows IT teams to access additional storage quickly.
      • Easier disaster recovery, as data is stored in a remote location and can be accessed via an Internet connection.
      • Greater accessibility, since data can be accessed from anywhere.
    • Explore Enterprise Data Storage Solutions

      Explore Enterprise Data Storage Solutions

    • Explore Cloud Storage Services

      Unlock the value of your data capital and turn data into your most valuable asset with flash storage, cloud storage and data protection from Dell.

    • ECS Enterprise Object Storage

      ECS delivers unmatched scalability, performance, resilience, and economics for enterprise workloads at scale.