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    • Exabyte-scale. Extreme performance. Enterprise-grade.

      ECS, the leading object storage platform from Dell EMC, boasts unmatched scalability, performance, resilience, and economics. Deployable as a turnkey appliance or in a software-defined model, ECS delivers rich S3-compatibility on a globally distributed architecture, empowering organizations to support enterprise workloads such as cloud-native, archive, IoT, AI, and big data analytics applications at scale.

    • Learn how the EXF900 powers modern applications

    • Explore ECS hardware

    OVERVIEW

    • ECS EX300 appliance

      Dell EMC ECS EX300

      Starting at 60TB, the EX300 can grow to petabyte-scale and lower adoption barriers

      • Scale-out nodes
      • Front-accessible and hot-pluggable drives 
      • Identical performance characteristics with every node
      • Optional SSD for metadata cache
    • ECS EX500 appliance

      Dell EMC ECS EX500

      The perfect blend of economy and density, the EX500 delivers versatile capacity options

      • Scale-out nodes
      • Improved performance via dual, 10 core processors
      • Identical performance characteristics with every node
      • Optional SSD for metadata cache
    • ECS EX3000 appliance

      Dell EMC ECS EX3000

      Packing an unprecedented 11.5PB per rack, the EX3000 is the ideal high density, low TCO, multi-purpose appliance

      • Single and dual node configurations
      • Drawer accessible and hot-pluggable drives
      • 12TB or 16TB disk drives per node
      • Optional SSD for metadata cache
    • Dell EMC ECS EXF900

      Dell EMC ECS EXF900

      The new all-flash ECS appliance, the EXF900, delivers extreme performance at scale

      • Scale-out nodes
      • High performance NVMe SSDs with dual 24-core processors
      • Identical performance characteristics with every node
      • Powers AI, machine learning, IoT and real-time analytics apps

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    • Products Description Use Cases Architecture Upgrade Options
      ECS EX300
      • Flexible object storage platform that lowers the starting costs of a cluster and can scale up to exabytes as needed
      • Ideal for modernizing Centera or Atmos environments and storing data generated by modern applications
      • Intel x86 servers
      • Integrated storage
      • 12 disk drives per node
      • Optional SSD for metadata cache
      • Scale out by additional nodes only
      • 12 drive capacity upgrade kit
      ECS EX500
      • Versatile option for midsized enterprises with rack capacity ranging from 480TB to 6.1PB
      • Ideal for supporting modern application, deep archive, or multi-purpose use cases
      • Intel x86 servers
      • Integrated storage
      • 12 or 24 disk drives per node
      • Optional SSD for metadata cache
      • Scale out by additional nodes only
      • 12 drive capacity upgrade kit
      ECS EX3000
      • Ultra-dense object storage platform that packs up to 11.5PB per rack and can grow to exabyte scale
      • Optimized for cloud-native workloads and organizations with large, long-term archival requirements
      • Intel x86 servers
      • Integrated storage
      • EX3000S: Up to 90 disk drives per node
      • EX3000D: Up to 45 disk drives per node
      • Optional SSD for metadata cache
      • 15 drive capacity upgrade kit
      EXF900
      • All-flash object storage appliance built with SFF NVMe SSDs for extreme performance
      • Optimized for cloud-native, AI, machine learning, IoT and real-time analytics applications
      • Intel x86 servers
      • Integrated storage
      • 12 or 24 disk drives per node
      • Scale out by additional nodes only
      • 12 drive capacity upgrade kit

    • Do more with data

      • ECS has been purpose-built to store unstructured data at public cloud scale with the reliability and control of a private cloud. Capable of scaling to exabytes and beyond, ECS empowers organizations to manage a globally distributed storage infrastructure under a single global namespace with anywhere access to content. 

        ECS features rich S3 compatibility and multiprotocol interoperability, making it the ideal modern data lake. When combined with the extreme performance of the new EXF900 appliances, your organization can fuel the next wave of data-hungry AI, machine learning, IoT, analytics and cloud-native applications. 

        Best of all, ECS is a system you can trust. With enterprise-class data protection and compliance capabilities, coupled with an ecosystem of services from Dell Technologies, ECS helps you do more with data at a lower TCO. 

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        Cost-effective at scale: Build an object storage cloud with up to 59.5% lower TCO1 

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        Fast S3: Support modern workloads with high performance, S3-compatible storage

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        Enterprise proven: Deploy with confidence using best-in-class technology and services


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      FEATURED REPORT

      Gartner Magic Quadrant

      For the fifth consecutive year, Dell Technologies is a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.2 

       

    • ECS object storage resources

    Customer Stories

    • ECS improves healthcare

      CUSTOMER STORY: PHOENIX CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

      Accelerating time-to-care

      ECS object storage helps Phoenix Children’s Hospital extract terabytes of data in less than an hour.

    • ECS lowers TCO

      Customer Story: CHARLES STARK DRAPER LABORATORY

      Lowering total-cost-of-ownership

      ECS helps boost efficiency 75%, cut risk, and reduce capital costs 30% by replacing storage and backup silos with a seamless Dell EMC platform.

    • ECS helps development teams

      Customer Story: VERIZON LABS

      Focusing on the application

      ECS enables Verizon Labs engineers to focus on application development without worrying about data management.

    Analyst Validation

    • Economic Analysis: On-premises Object Storage

      Economic Analysis: On-premises Object Storage

      See how ESG analysts evaluate the economic benefits of on-premises object storage versus the public cloud.

    • Forrester TEI: ECS Solution

      Forrester TEI: ECS Solution

      This study provides readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of ECS on their organizations.

    • Gartner Magic Quadrant

      Gartner Magic Quadrant

      Five years a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.

    Essential Reading

    • ECS Solution Overview

      ECS Solution Overview

      This solution overview articulates the value of ECS and describes its main use cases.

    • ECS: Overview and Architecture

      ECS: Overview and Architecture

      This whitepaper provides an in-depth architecture overview of ECS, the Dell EMC software-defined cloud-scale object storage platform.

    • ECS: Best Practices

      ECS: Best Practices

      This whitepaper provides general best practices for the deployment, configuration, and use of ECS.

    • ECS: High Availability Design

      ECS: High Availability Design

      This whitepaper describes the architectural details about how the ECS platform provides enterprise availability.

    • ECS with Splunk SmartStore

      ECS with Splunk SmartStore

      This document describes how to configure Splunk SmartStore with ECS.

    • ECS with Data Domain Cloud Tier

      ECS with Dell EMC Cloud Tier

      This document describes how Dell EMC Cloud Tier technology integrates with ECS to provide a massively scalable architecture.

    • Dell Technologies on Demand

      More choice, flexibility and assurance in how you consume IT infrastructure

      Dell Technologies On Demand offers a consumption-driven, as-a-service optimized business model ideally suited for the way on-premises infrastructure and expertise is consumed in the on-demand economy.

    • Services & Support

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      ProDeploy Enterprise Suite

      Integrate new technology into existing environments with confidence through extensive planning and validation by expert certified engineers.

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      ProSupport Enterprise Suite

      Highly trained experts around the clock and around the globe address your IT needs, minimize disruptions and maintain a high-level of productivity.

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      Dell Financial Services

      Acquire technology on your terms with a variety of flexible payment solutions from Dell Financial Services.**


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    • 1Economic Benefit Analysis of On-premises Object Storage Versus Public Cloud, ESG: by Tony Palmer and Scott Sinclair, February 2019

      2In previous years, Dell Technologies was listed as Dell EMC in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.