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"The cost to performance for HPE StorageWorks MSA is good.""The most valuable features were the dual controllers and being able to expand it."

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"The initial setup was really straightforward. It was not complex. Deployment took one month, due to the data migration duration.""The performance of the All-Flash System is very good. There is more enhanced performance and data production in the solution, which I appreciate.""Stability-wise, this solution is fine.""The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data.""We are a 100% satisfied with the stability of the solution.""The most valuable features are deduplication and compression.""The ability to create LUNs and modify them are the most valuable features of this solution.""The most valuable features are deduplication and compression, which together, enable you to have more space."

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"HPE StorageWorks MSA could maybe include a pay-top of texture feature or something like job replication.""The support contract is expensive, although they are very responsive."

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"The solution is not able to replicate data in one-to-many scenario.""The solution is not easy to implement. It takes a lot of time to study the product and it's a little complicated in general.""This solution needs a management console where we are alerted to issues and can report them, or escalate them through email or another method.""I would like to see an improvement in the handling of large amounts of rights.""I think the only thing the developers can look at, is that it is limited to 25 gigabytes currently. In the next release they might want to increase that.""The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model.""Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage.""The security features can be improved such that the encryption does not affect performance in any way."

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"When we bought this solution it was very reasonably priced and they were willing to deal."

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"For a yearly license, it is about $100,000. There are no additional costs. The entire system is included."

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HP StorageWorks MSAIBM Storwize
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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.IBM FlashSystem products are enterprise computer data storage systems that store data on flash memory chips. Unlike storage systems that use standard solid-state drives, IBM FlashSystem products incorporate custom hardware based on technology from the 2012 acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. This hardware provides performance, reliability, and efficiency benefits versus competitive offerings.
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Sample Customers
Femsa CSC, TTX, RabobankCelero, Friedhelm Loh Group, Clarks, Mingkang Natregro Health Food Group, Sofia, Etisalat Fights Fraud, UF Health Shands Hospital, Generali, Elecon Engineering Company Limited, Ventiv , Technology, CPFL Energia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., SciQuest, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Paddy Power, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Interconnect Services, Severstal IP-Only AB, PVU Group GmbH
Top Industries
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider21%
Insurance Company7%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Financial Services Firm29%
Healthcare Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company5%
Company Size
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise30%
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise46%
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, NetApp and others in Modular SAN. Updated: September 2020.
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HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 6th in Modular SAN with 2 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN with 10 reviews. HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 9.0, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Stable, responsive support, easy to expand, and has dual controllers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "A scalable, stable solution that offers very good performance". HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with HPE 3PAR StoreServ, NetApp FAS Series, Dell EqualLogic PS series, HPE EVA and Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Nimble Storage and NetApp FAS Series.

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