If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering HPE StorageWorks MSA, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would rate the solution ten out of ten. It's a very good, simple entry-level storage system that allows for the separation of operations. We've been only using basic aspects of the solution, and only for CCTV, however, it has provided us with everything we've need and we are quite satisfied with its performance.
So far, our experience with this product has been great. We've had a small number of issues such as a hard disk failure, but that is manageable with RAID so it has not been a problem. This is a product that I recommend for others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
HPE OneView is a better solution for managing and monitoring MSA. You can't add MSA Storage to OneView. We can add OneView, but we can't add MSA Storage to OneView for monitoring and management. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give HPE StorageWorks MSA a rating of eight. If they improved the central management and lowed the price, I would give it a higher rating.
This is a good product and everything I needed it to do, it did and still does. My advice for anybody who is implementing the MSA is to hire somebody to deploy it if you don't have the staff. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
I would rate HPE StorageWorks MSA eight over 10 because just for our use it is okay.
What do you like most about HPE StorageWorks MSA?
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