Dell ECS is a software-defined, cloud-scale, storage platform offering for traditional, archival, and next-generation workloads. It provides geo-distributed and multi-protocol (Object, HDFS, CAS, Atmos and NFS) access to data. With ECS, any organization can deliver scalable and simple public cloud services with the reliability and control of a private-cloud infrastructure.
The goal of this white paper is to highlight general ECS best practices relating to physical deployment, external infrastructure services required networking, provisioning, and application development when using ECS APIs. It describes some of the common pitfalls associated with deployment, provisioning, and lists practices to mitigate them.