Dell ECS EX Series



Dell EMC ECS is a softwaredefined, cloudscale, object storage platform. With ECS, any organization can deliver scalable public cloud services with the reliability and control of a privatecloud infrastructure. ECS provides comprehensive protocol support for unstructuredobject and fileworkloads on a single modern storage platform. Using ECS, organizations can easily manage globally distributed storage infrastructure under a single global namespace with anywhere access to content. ECS features a flexible softwaredefined architecture that is layered to promote limitless scalability. Each layer is completely abstracted and independently scalable with high availability andno single points of failure. ECS also comes in a fullyintegrated turnkey appliance that bundles software and Dell PowerEdge servers into an easily deployed object system.

ECS is currently in its third generation of hardware appliances, the EXSeries, building on the legacy of Dell EMC’s Centera and Atmos object storage platforms which predated ECS. The ECS EXSeries is comprised of fourunique hardware products: the EX300, EX500, EX3000and the allflash EXF900.


  • EX300:

As a starter edition, the EX300 lowers object storage adoption entry barriers with 60TB starting cluster options. With the capacity to grow to exabytescale, this is the ideal sandbox for inhouse, cloudnative, mobile and web application storage. It’s also the optimal system to modernize existing Centera or Atmos deployments.


  • EX500:

The perfect blend of economy and density, the EX500 injects even greater flexibility into the ECS appliance portfolio. With rack capacity ranging from 480TB to 6.1PB, the EX500 is a versatile option for midsized enterprises looking to support either modern application or deep archive use cases.


  • EX3000:

A high density, hot diskswappable, object storage system, the EX3000 packs up to 11.5PB per rack and can grow into exabytescale with ease. It’s an ideal platform for longterm retention, storage consolidation and multipurpose object storage requirements that span S3, HDFS and archive workloads.


  • EXF900:

Built with NVMebased SSDs on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, the EXF900 appliance delivers extreme performance at scale for modern workloads such as AI, machine learning, IoT and realtime analytics applications. Capacity begins at 230TB and scales up to 2.94PB per rack