As the volume of business data continues to grow exponentially, enterprises are searching for the best solutions to store, manage and analyze vast volumes of unstructured data that can support digital transformation, new business models and digitally enabled products and services. Public cloud solutions once offered significant promise, but the cost and complexity of managing multiple clouds has led many organizations to repatriate workloads. To successfully navigate the digital future, organizations need storage solutions that empower IT teams to flexibly capture, store, protect and manage unstructured data at public cloud-like scale — while retaining the control and ease of management that on-premises infrastructure provides.
Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) is the leading object storage platform that is engineered to support both traditional and next-generation workloads alike. Deployed in a software-defined model or as a turnkey appliance, ECS delivers unmatched scalability, manageability and resilience to provide cloud object storage behind the enterprise firewall.
The explosive growth of data shows no signs of slowing, forcing companies of all sizes to look for new, more efficient storage strategies. The right storage solutions must not only store data cost efficiently, but make it easily available for mobile, cloud and information-based applications that access and analyze the data to provide valuable insight and deliver competitive advantage.
As Dell Technologies Cloud services evolved over the past decade, many organizations turned to storage in cloud offerings to satisfy their data storage requirements. But these public cloud solutions inevitably required enterprises to accept trade-offs in data residency, compliance and latency while also adding unforeseen costs. And because most enterprises have adopted multiple cloud infrastructure, the task of managing these disparate multi-cloud storage solutions has introduced considerable cost and complexity that threatens to limit productivity and innovation.
To meet the demands of business requirements while navigating digital transformation, enterprises need storage solutions that offer the flexibility and scalability of cloud solutions with the reliability and control of private cloud infrastructure. That’s where ECS can help.
ECS is the leading object storage platform. ECS provides a flat, scale-out architecture with strong global consistency that helps enterprises achieve the near infinite scale of the public cloud at a nearly 60% lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). ECS also offers deep multiprotocol support, including object, file and HDFS, with advanced data integrity, protection and security capabilities.
With ECS, organizations can:
Features of ECS solutions include:
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What is cloud storage?
Cloud storage is a technology for storing business data that involves transmitting data via the internet to remote storage systems, where it is stored, managed, backed up and made accessible to users via the internet as well. In cloud storage, data may reside on distributed storage servers that are managed by third parties, or on servers within the company’s own data center, or both.
What is cloud object storage?
Cloud object storage is a technology for storing unstructured data in the cloud. Object storage manages data as objects rather than as files within a hierarchical system. An object contains data, metadata and a unique global identifier, which enables the data to be found in a distributed system. Objects may be stored in multiple data centers located anywhere in the world.
What are the benefits of cloud object storage?
Object storage offers massive scalability, is easily accessible via common APIs, and can use a namespace, which may span multiple instances of physical hardware. As a result, object storage is ideal for cloud infrastructure, allowing data administrators to abandon the complex and antiquated file systems in favor of a flat address space. Cloud object storage enables the automatic routing of data to the right storage systems, specifies the content lifecycle and keeps both active and archived data in a single tier with the appropriate protection level. Additionally, object storage is designed to run at peak efficiency on commodity server hardware
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