HPE StorageWorks MSA Review

Allows us to scale several times. You can’t go beyond four servers for the SaaS connected version, but for us that’s all we needed.

Valuable Features

Easy to manage, it’s reliable for us, and fits our environment. Also, support is available when we need it. It’s just been very solid for us.

Improvements to My Organization

We’re down to one vendor for most of our hardware and software, so using HP already helps us streamline our internal workings.

Room for Improvement

In the future we'd like to see more block-based storage. This is because more and more storage is moving in that direction.

Stability Issues

Very stable.

Scalability Issues

For our environment, you can scale several times and that’s exactly what we need. You can’t go beyond four servers for the SaaS connected version, but for us that’s what we needed exactly.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Technical support on the phone is fine and storage has been very good overall.

Previous Solutions

We’re like an ASP. HP has been the standard we’ve been using for a while, so we continued. Their SaaS connected storage is what we’ve been using more recently because it fits our environment perfectly.

Initial Setup

Very straightforward and we’ve got about eight of these setup. We had it delivered to the site and just plugged it in for the customer.

Other Solutions Considered

We also looked at Dell, but HP was a better fit and the pricing was better.

Other Advice

Look at reliability primarily. Pricing is also important.

Experience with the interface is very important. Make sure that technical support is available and good. Again, it's about performance and cost and it does a rock solid job for us.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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