Anonymous UserSenior Network Engineer at a tech vendor
Asanka KarunanayakeHead of Hosting & LAN Services at Lanka Communication Services (Pvt) Ltd.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is extremely reliable."
"The technical support is very good."
"The product is very stable."
"It is stable and scalable."
"The technical support for EqualLogic has been universally outstanding."
"Dell's technical support is very good."
"Technical support, when we had access to it, was very good."
"The most valuable features were the dual controllers and being able to expand it."
"The simple configuration feature is great. It is very simple, allowing you to set up MSA very easily."
"The product is very easy to deploy."
"The most valuable features are the storage levels and snapshot features."
"Synchronous replication uses space inefficiently."
"There is no option for mixing RAID types in one device."
"Individual file recovery would be a nice additional feature."
"The product is reaching the end-of-lifecycle."
"The replication efficiency needs to be improved."
"There is no inline deduplication capability."
"If I need to have more space or more capacity, I need to replace the product. It would be ideal if we could scale without replacing the box itself."
"We need more space and we can't get any."
"The support contract is expensive, although they are very responsive."
"Synchronized replication is very important for MSA; however, HPE StorageWorks MSA doesn't provide synchronized replication."
"It would be ideal if there was a better management interface."
"This product is getting a little bit older, so new features like deduplication are not included."
"It seemed expensive at first, but the durability lowered the cost of ownership dramatically over time."
"Initial packages include all upgrades and services."
"There are annual maintenance costs beyond the original licensing period."
"When we bought this solution it was very reasonably priced and they were willing to deal."
"This solution is quite expensive; they should lower the cost."
"This solution involves a one-time CapEx payment, followed by warranty extensions."
Dell EqualLogic PS series is ranked 6th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 4 reviews while HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 5th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 4 reviews. Dell EqualLogic PS series is rated 8.0, while HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Dell EqualLogic PS series writes "A workhorse that is fast and impeccably reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Easy to deploy and manage with good monitoring capabilities". Dell EqualLogic PS series is most compared with NetApp FAS Series, IBM FlashSystem, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, whereas HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE EVA and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance. See our Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA report.
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