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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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Top Answer: Technical support, when we had access to it, was very good.
Top Answer: We'd like the solution to have bigger sizing. We need more space and we can't get any. We'd love more memory storage space.
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution as an array and as a backup. I actually have two.
Top Answer: The product is very easy to deploy.
Top Answer: We are only really using the solution for CCTV purposes. It's very basic. We don't need a lot of bells and whistles. Therefore, for our purposes, we aren't really finding anything that is lacking. It… more »
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Overview
EqualLogic PS Series arrays bring a new level of performance to service more of your most demanding applications and virtualization requirements, while delivering the simplicity of the EqualLogic management experience. Featuring six array configurations, including 2U/2.5" drive options with All Flash and Hybrid Arrays, it is ideal for companies and organizations with growing data and performance needs.
Whether you need best-in-class performance or are looking to get the most capacity for your investment, MSA has a fast, affordable solution for you. And every MSA comes with an intuitive setup and management interface anyone can master.
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FAW Foundry, AW Engineering, Unimat, eLongNet Information Technology, BDO Brasil, Odyssey Space Research
Femsa CSC, TTX, Rabobank
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government13%
Retailer6%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise27%
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Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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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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