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"The solution's most valuable feature is the duplication.""This solution allows me to better and more easily manage user data without impacting my primary storage."

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"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.""Most of the features for the reduction in data compression are useful. It is also very easy to use and administer. Its performance is also good.""Over the years, it has become increasingly user-friendly.""The maintenance service and support from IBM is very good.""The compression and deduplication features are the most valuable.""The installation is nice and easy."

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"When I configure the StoreEasy in a complex environment I have problems finding compatibility with all the software.""We need some monitoring tools and it would be helpful if they were included."

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"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.""They can include Amazon file system S3 protocol in the upcoming releases. It is a cloud file system. IBM FlashSystem doesn't have this feature in the box for high-end or mid-range. We have got requests for this from customers because we need to use S3 for EDI application storage. At the beginning of every year, IBM releases firmware. When I find any bugs in the firmware during the year, I am unable to find any information from IBM regarding the bug. I need to open a ticket, and the IBM engineering team makes a patch only for me. This patch is not public. By creating a customized patch for a client, they don't really solve the issue for everyone. If multiple users have the same bug, IBM should upload the patch on the official website so that we can download it. IBM FlashSystem has a monitoring tool in the box, but it is not advanced. I need a more advanced tool for more advanced equations and monitoring. All top three storage vendors, that is, EMC, IBM, and Pure Storage, don't have a powerful monitoring tool. To monitor our box to show the statistics for I/Os and latency, I need to pay for extra software. The built-in monitoring storage is not mature enough to handle all requests and generate all reports that I need. They can include the functionality to stretch a cluster natively without using any additional boxes. In addition, there are some features that EMC has integrated with the box. These features are not available in IBM FlashSystem.""The customer's expectations are what they get on the cloud, they're expecting even in the on-premises deployments, going forward.""It could be easier to implement.""They can improve its initial configuration. The initial configuration is currently very difficult. There are multiple choices or alternative ways to configure based on the use case and what you are targeting out of the device, that is, more capacity or more performance. These multiple alternatives cause a lot of confusion. They should increase the processing part of the nodes. Currently, you can cluster up to eight nodes. From my experience and the workload that I am facing in my environment currently, I would like to see either a bigger or stronger node or a larger number of nodes that can be clustered together. We formally communicated to them that we need to see either this or that, and they are working on something.""The pricing needs to be more competitive."

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"This is an economical solution for the company and I am satisfied with the pricing."

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"The integration is already included in the license cost of IBM FlashSystem. The integration is very easy. You get the IBM storage core with all software, firmware, and upgrades. EMC provides the features in the box, but they are not free for customers. There is a licensing cost for features. We have yearly licensing, but IBM has also provided a new option where you pay as you go. They provide a big box, and I pay, for example, for 10 terabytes. If I exceed 10 terabytes, IBM will charge for the new storage after 10 terabytes. It is a good opportunity in the market for using the storage as a cloud and paying as you go.""They've been much more aggressive in the last five, six years than they were before that.""This is an expensive product and if the price were reduced it would be better.""Among IBM, Dell EMC, and Pure Storage, IBM is the cheapest. The price is also based on our location, the size of our entity, and our regular annual purchases from them. We are a very big IBM customer, so we normally get very high discounts. We are not a big customer of Pure Storage. We don't buy that much from Pure Storage per year. Everything is included in the price. There is no extra license for different functions.""Its price is very good.""I find the pricing of the solution to be very reasonable.""You purchase it as a bundle and the price is comparable.""The solution requires a license and could be less expensive."

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Top Answer: As with any engineered solution, it depends on your needs.   However, the bottom line is that for their target markets Dell EMC Unity will generally have a better price at parity performance over… more »
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Overview
HP StoreEasy Storage is the #1 NAS product family under $15K USD range in units. Count on optimized, efficient, secure and highly available storage that simply addresses file and application storage challenges, no matter the size of your business. Straightforward features and new enhancements mean simpler installation and monitoring of utilization and health status.

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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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider25%
Manufacturing Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Financial Services Firm35%
Government14%
Comms Service Provider11%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE StoreEasy vs. IBM FlashSystem and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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HPE StoreEasy is ranked 9th in NAS with 2 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in NAS with 15 reviews. HPE StoreEasy is rated 8.6, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE StoreEasy writes "Excellent duplication, very good stability, and an easy setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Simple licensing, good performance, and easy to use and administer". HPE StoreEasy is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, IBM Scale-out NAS, FreeNAS and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC Unity XT, Dell EMC PowerStore, HPE Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our HPE StoreEasy vs. IBM FlashSystem report.

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