Compare HPE StorageWorks MSA vs. IBM FlashSystem

HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 7th in Modular SAN with 1 review while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN with 12 reviews. HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 8.0, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Reasonable cost and has good stability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, IBM FlashSystem and NetApp FAS Series, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and Pure Storage FlashArray.
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The cost to performance for HPE StorageWorks MSA is good.

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The ability to create LUNs and modify them are the most valuable features of this solution.The most valuable features are deduplication and compression.We are a 100% satisfied with the stability of the solution.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.The performance of the All-Flash System is very good. There is more enhanced performance and data production in the solution, which I appreciate.The initial setup was really straightforward. It was not complex. Deployment took one month, due to the data migration duration.They have a virtualization feature and, even if you do not want to buy that feature, you can have it as a trial for two to three months. If you have another brand of storage from another company, you can use this tool to transfer all your data from the old system to the new Storwize system, which really shortens the migration time.

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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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Enterprise data storage needs improvement. They should create a feature for data and file storage.The ease of installation should be improved. We had issues with the configuration model.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.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.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.The solution is not able to replicate data in one-to-many scenario.I have looked at a few pages of a report I download and I saw a graph there regarding software-defined vendors. IBM is not in a good position on this graph. I know that they are working very hard on this, to make it much better and to get to a level where it's not only hardware but also software to provide a complete solution.

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For a yearly license, it is about $100,000. There are no additional costs. The entire system is included.The pricing has been very competitive for the last few years. IBM got to the point where they changed the pricing model and we feel very comfortable with the pricing. It's very competitive. Over the last two years, IBM has been coming up with all kinds of interesting promos, especially for the SMB systems. That makes it very competitive price-wise and in terms of performance...

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Overview
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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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
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Software R&D Company40%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider11%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Government15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Wholesaler/Distributor8%
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Software R&D Company37%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Retailer7%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise57%
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