Compare HPE StorageWorks MSA vs. NetApp FAS Series

HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 9th in Modular SAN with 1 review while NetApp FAS Series which is ranked 3rd in Modular SAN with 19 reviews. HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 8.0, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Reasonable cost and has good stability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Double-parity RAID guarantees that our data stays intact". HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, NetApp FAS Series and IBM Storwize, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with EMC Isilon, IBM Storwize and HPE StorageWorks MSA.
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Pros
The cost to performance for HPE StorageWorks MSA is good.

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This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support.The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.One of the most valuable features offered is double-parity RAID, which guarantees that your data will stay intact. We're also able to provision storage and monitor which ones are really consuming storage.It is good to have a unified storage where you can have block and file level protocols.The initial setup was so straightforward. It was well-documented.It is very flexible. It integrates well with the public cloud and other components, so everything can be API driven. Therefore, it is very easy to automate it.Using the built-in Snapshots and SnapMirror technology, we were able to have better working data protection locally and off-site.The storage efficiency provided a maximum savings in our storage utilization.

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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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Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system.Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.I would like to see less latency and higher IOPS.It lacks automatic tiering, When you use data, some of it goes cold. It is not hot data, so the system should automatically move that data to the SATA, while the hot data is kept on tier-one, the SaaS or SSD drives.The only downside is in ease in management; it is not easy to use.It's not a cheap system. It is very expensive. The pricing has been ridiculous every time that we had to renew the support.We would like to have further integration with some backup products. They have some of them already, but there could be more.The AutoSupport could be improved to be more proactive in certain cases.

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The scalability is pretty good, but it's too expensive.The price, compared to competitors, is quite high.Cost effective storage for all performance levels (including all-flash).The only area that could be improved is to lower prices for their All Flash FAS.The price it not low, but comparing features to other vendors, the price can be balanced.There are products available in market with comparatively lower costs.Most storage vendors also have software, or licensing bundles, which may offer the required licenses considerably cheaper, but do also maybe offer licenses, which are not needed.The process for going to cluster mode is expensive.

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9th
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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8.0
3rd
out of 42 in Modular SAN
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21,537
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Reviews
18
Average Words per Review
282
Avg. Rating
8.9
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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.NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.
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Sample Customers
Femsa CSC, TTX, RabobankChildren's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Healthcare Company16%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Pharma/Biotech Company21%
Aerospace/Defense Firm18%
Retailer14%
Financial Services Firm13%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise61%
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