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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE StorageWorks MSA vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is a very stable device.""It is robust. It doesn't need too much troubleshooting. It is a good device.""The active-active option seemed to be working well and overall, it was a solid product.""This is a good product with high capabilities and high reliability.""It's best features are its reliability and stability.""The performance was decent.""We have many different types of replication, such as remote and drop local replication. All these features and licenses are already available. These are basic features available in the current model. Additionally, the performance has been good in our experience."

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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.""The solution is very easy to use, it is not really complex for any user, such as non-technical individuals."

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Cons
"A better user interface would be an improvement.""The snapshot and clone operation functions can be made easier.""It seemed like every time we turned around it was a statement of work and we'd have to pay for something that our previous vendors would not have billed us for.""I would like to see an audit account set up such that the user can log in, see the configuration, and see the logs, but they cannot make any changes.""In terms of what could be improved, it could use a better, faster web console and other consoles. It is so boring waiting, waiting and waiting for it to refresh.""We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology.""We have not been able to procure more discs for upcoming projects and this has been a problem for us. Not having additional storage is going to be an issue. The solution is at its end of life and will be replaced soon."

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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.""The solution could improve by adding configuration tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There are no licensing costs for this solution.""The costs were primarily in line with every other vendor at the time.""The cost price of this product is better than its competitors.""The price of the solution is reasonable. However, I have not done extensive comparative research on the price. If you want to upgrade the size of the disc you will need to purchase a license that accounts for the size."

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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.""The price of the solution is a little high and they should provide more competitive pricing. If you want to increases the storage size there are additional fees."

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Top Answer: In terms of cost, in our country and with our money, it is an expensive solution, but it's valuable.
Top Answer: We moved away from this product because we were looking for an all-flash solution, and with our G1500 at the time, perhaps two years ago, they were just proposing more of the same technology. What we… more »
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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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1500
HP StorageWorks MSA
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Overview

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 Series delivers advanced, active flash tiering that analyzes data streams in real time and moves data from disk to flash to meet demanding performance SLAs with a cost-effective mix of flash and disk.

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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Sample Customers
M&S, Coop Group, Kufstein Hospital, Sichuan Local Taxation Bureau, Wuxi Municipal Bureau
Femsa CSC, TTX, Rabobank
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm57%
Manufacturing Company29%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE StorageWorks MSA vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is ranked 5th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 7 reviews while HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 4th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 5 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is rated 9.2, while HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series writes "Stable, the software offerings are solid, and the active-active option works well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Easy to deploy and manage with good monitoring capabilities". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series is most compared with Dell EMC SC Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, IBM FlashSystem and NetApp FAS Series, whereas HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE EVA and Infortrend ESVA Storage Array. See our HPE StorageWorks MSA vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series report.

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