Compare HPE StorageWorks MSA vs. IBM Storwize

HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 10th in Modular SAN with 1 review while IBM Storwize is ranked 4th in Modular SAN with 9 reviews. HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 8.0, while IBM Storwize 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 Storwize writes "Virtualization significantly decreases the data migration time". HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, NetApp FAS Series and IBM Storwize, whereas IBM Storwize is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and NetApp FAS Series.
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Pros
The cost to performance for HPE StorageWorks MSA is good.

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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.High availability and enhanced security; Proven dependability; Data compression with hardware acceleration; Advanced copy services features are all in this product.The GUI is very easy and performance is also good.Virtualization of external storage, while adding cache and speed to the external storage.Ability to manage third-party arrays and virtualise them: One screen to control multiple arrays. Simplified administration.

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

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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.GUI interface should be enhanced more as there is some issues in copy services.Replication features need improvement. Currently, they are there in the product, but I'm not sure as to how it works exactly.Events/log analysis tools.One area for improvement is in the GUI, where host clusters are not properly dealt with. With Hypervisor host clusters, all hosts must see the same volumes in the same order. Using the concept of a “host-group” has been around (even with IBM) for many years, so why not with the V7000?

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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...IBM V7000 has a new license and price structure which provides intuitive licensing based on the functions customers wish to enable and use the most.Regarding licensing make sure you add at least three years software maintenance from IBM at the beginning, because you will not be able to download firmware updates or any fixes/patches without this.It pays to go back and get the best price you can from your supplier. The first offer is not always at the best discount.

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Ranking
10th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
Views
4,429
Comparisons
3,811
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
133
Avg. Rating
8.0
4th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
Views
12,176
Comparisons
9,528
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
410
Avg. Rating
7.5
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
HP StorageWorks MSAStorwize V7000
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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.Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, the IBM Storwize family provides hybrid solutions with common functionality, management and flexibility. These products include built-in functions such as Real-time Compression and Easy Tier technology, which optimize flash and hard disk drives to deliver high performance and extraordinary levels of efficiency. Available in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are easy to deploy, and help control costs for growing businesses.
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Sample Customers
Femsa CSC, TTX, RabobankIP-Only AB, Start Quimica, Informatica El Corte Ingles, Fujikura, Royal Carribean Cruises, Agence France-Presse, University of Pittsburgh, Pelephone
Top Industries
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company8%
Wholesaler/Distributor8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm22%
Software R&D Company16%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise73%
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