• Enterprise-ready. Future-proof. Data-first.

      Dell EMC ECS is an industry-leading object storage platform built to support traditional and next-generation workloads. Available in multiple consumption models — software defined, as a turnkey appliance, or as a service operated by Dell EMC— ECS empowers organizations of all sizes to economically store and manage unstructured data at any scale, for any length of time.

    • Watch to learn how ECS powers enterprise workloads.

    • Explore ECS Hardware

    • ECS EX300 appliance

      Dell EMC ECS EX300

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

      • Hyper-converged nodes 
      • Front-accessible and hot-pluggable drives 
      • Identical performance characteristics with every node
    • ECS EX3000 appliance

      Dell EMC ECS EX3000

      Packing an unprecedented 8.6 PB per rack, the EX3000 is the ideal high density, low cost, multipurpose object storage system

      • Single and double node configurations
      • Drawer accessible and hot-pluggable drives
      • Standard, 12TB disk drives per node
    • Products Description Use Cases Architecture Upgrade Options

      ECS EX300

      Shop 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
      • Scale out by additional nodes only

      ECS EX3000

      Shop EX3000

      • Ultra-dense object-storage platform that packs up to 8.6 petabytes per rack and can grow to exabyte scale
      • Ideal 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
      • 15 drive Node Upgrade Kit

    • Do More with Your Data

      • If data is the lifeblood of the modern business, ECS is the heartbeat—providing organizations with an object-storage platform capable of supporting traditional and modern workloads alike.

        ECS unlocks the potential of every business, powering critical use cases such as line-of-business applications, websites, mobile apps, IoT data stores, analytics initiatives, long-term archives, and much more. An enterprise-ready platform, ECS empowers organizations to manage data at exabyte-scale, reduce security and compliance risks, and lower the total-cost-of-ownership, all at public cloud scale.


        Modernize your infrastructure: Leverage a scale-out object architecture that eliminates the need for re-platforming apps and disruptive cloud migrations


        Secure your data capital: Secure and protect your most valuable asset, data, with future-proof data protection and compliance capabilities 


        Lay the foundation for a data-driven business: Fuel analytics initiatives using capabilities such as in-place HDFS support and native metadata search


        Accelerate application development: Accelerate cloud-native app development with deep multiprotocol support and S3 compatibility

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      Gartner Magic Quadrant

      Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant recognizes Dell EMC as a leader in Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute within the Distributed File and Object Storage category for the 3rd straight year.

    • ECS Object Storage Resources

    Customer Stories
    • ECS improves healthcare

      Customer Story: Phoenix Hospital

      Faster time-to-value.

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

    • ECS lowers TCO


      Lowering total-cost-of-ownership.

      ECS boosts efficiency by 75%, cuts risk, and reduces capital costs by 30% by replacing storage and backup silos.

    • ECS helps development teams

      Customer Story: VERIZON LABS

      Focusing on the application.

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

    Use Cases

      Geo-protected archive

      Store, protect, and manage all archive data globally, including HDFS data analytics.


      Object storage for next-gen apps

      Design mobile, cloud, big data, and social applications with superior agility and economics.



      Store and transform customer data to identify new insights and opportunities with one-storage architecture.

    Analyst Validation

      Forrester TEI: ECS Solution

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


      IDC Technology Spotlight

      See why object storage is a true enabler and accelerator of digital transformation.


      Economic Analysis: On-premises Object Storage

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

    Essential Reading

      ECS Data Sheet

      This data sheet provides an overview of ECS technology and the latest innovation from ECS.


      ECS Overview and Architecture

      Read this white paper for an in-depth architecture overview of ECS.


      ECS Infographic

      Download this infographic and accelerate your digital transformation with ECS today.


      Centera to ECS Migration White Paper

      This white paper provides an overview for customers interested in migrating applications and data from their existing Centera storage to ECS.


      ECS Solution Overview

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

    • Services & Support


      ProSupport for Enterprise

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


      ProDeploy for Enterprise

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


      Dell Financial Services

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

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