Compare HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA

HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN with 116 reviews while HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 10th in Modular SAN with 1 review. HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is rated 8.4, while HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR Flash Storage writes "The flexibility and ability to adjust to business needs is where its robustness is". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Reasonable cost and has good stability ". HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, NetApp FAS Series and IBM Storwize.
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Pros
The most valuable feature of this solution is the native full mesh (multi-pathing).Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.Any action we want to do with a Dell EMC product needs a license. But with 3PAR's converged solution, at least there is no need to purchase more licenses to get the all the features that we need. We can get basic and mid-range features without licenses.Technical support for both 3PAR and Dell EMC in my country, Iran, is very difficult because we are under sanctions.We have been able to scale faster and get our applications out in much less time. We don't need to worry about the platform's ability to manage the workload, so we are pretty happy.The InfoSight feature helps us with troubleshooting problems in our environment.We can do more, faster, whether it's spinning up more virtual machines or handling large amounts of data.The availability of the server has given us increased stability in our environment.

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The cost to performance for HPE StorageWorks MSA is good.

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Cons
I would like to have support for On-The-fly reallocation Data when using VVoL.The cloud-based monitoring Infosight would be better if users are automatically enrolled in the cloud/group based on the configuration or information gathered or uploaded on the internet.I give it an eight because of the support, that I can't get support in my country. This is the worst part. Support cannot be sold until we are out of the sanctions.I think cloud integration would probably be the biggest part, because that's where everyone is going and the seamless integration between on-premise and cloud is an important part of any IT strategy today.This solution is becoming dated.We had a minor error when we were configuring this system, which initially detracted from its overall stability.This solution should be easier to use.I would like to see improvement in the product's scalability. As a partner, I had serious problems because of the competition from Dell EMC and Pure.

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HPE StorageWorks MSA could maybe include a pay-top of texture feature or something like job replication.

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The cost is reasonable given that the licensing is all included once you purchase it.This licensing fees for this solution are merged with all of our HP annual costs, which in total are a couple hundred thousand dollars.We do not have any licensing fees.I would like it to be cheaper.The only licensing costs are around 3PAR in the form the OS itself. You pay at time of purchase. It is capacity-based, and you have annual maintenance that you pay.Our licensing cost are $32,000 annually.For the entire six node cluster and the two 7200 units plus the Brocade Fibre switches, we financed it through HPE Financial. It was $850,000. We leased that and paid it off in October of 2018.I have to renew support in October for the existing solution. That will cost me roughly $50,000 this year, which in the grand scheme of things, $50,000 is not that much compared to paying $850,000. However, it will be the last year that I'll be able to get direct support from HPE. Therefore, product has to be replaced in 2020.

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out of 42 in Modular SAN
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Reviews
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Avg. Rating
8.4
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out of 42 in Modular SAN
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Average Words per Review
133
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
Compared 17% of the time.
Also Known As
InServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage HP StorageWorks MSA
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Overview

HP 3PAR all-flash storage accelerates business agility by boosting application performance with over 900,000 IOPS at less than 0.7 ms latency. And it does this while delivering all the enterprise-class, Tier-1 features and functionality you expect from the storage platform that powers three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.

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
Just Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MCFemsa CSC, TTX, Rabobank
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company11%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Financial Services Firm16%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise66%
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise33%
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