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Dell EqualLogic PS series vs HPE StorageWorks MSA comparison

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We performed a comparison between Dell EqualLogic PS series and HPE StorageWorks MSA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA report (Updated: September 2022).
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"It is stable and scalable.""Technical support, when we had access to it, was very good.""Dell EqualLogic PS series is a highly stable solution.""The technical support for EqualLogic has been universally outstanding.""The product is very stable.""The solution has been working well overall.""You can always trust it. It is stable.""The solution can scale."

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"The most valuable features were the dual controllers and being able to expand it.""The product is very easy to deploy.""The most valuable features are the storage levels and snapshot features.""The simple configuration feature is great. It is very simple, allowing you to set up MSA very easily.""The solution is very easy to use, it is not really complex for any user, such as non-technical individuals."

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"Synchronous replication uses space inefficiently.""The performance isn't as good as, for example, Nimble.""We need more space and we can't get any.""The solution is out of date and the new version has a lot of advanced features.""The product is reaching the end-of-lifecycle.""It is at the end of support and no longer supported. We have to move our VMware to another storage platform, and we have decided to use Dell PowerStore. We like Dell's products, and it is a new platform with a lot of features.""Individual file recovery would be a nice additional feature.""If I need to have more space or more capacity, I need to replace the product. It would be ideal if we could scale without replacing the box itself."

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"Synchronized replication is very important for MSA; however, HPE StorageWorks MSA doesn't provide synchronized replication.""The support contract is expensive, although they are very responsive.""This product is getting a little bit older, so new features like deduplication are not included.""The solution could improve by adding configuration tools.""It would be ideal if there was a better management interface."

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  • "It seemed expensive at first, but the durability lowered the cost of ownership dramatically over time."
  • "Initial packages include all upgrades and services."
  • "There are annual maintenance costs beyond the original licensing period."
  • "I didn't buy it. It was another person seven years ago. So, I don't really know, but all storage platforms cost a lot of money. It is probably in the mid-range, but you get what you pay for."
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  • "When we bought this solution it was very reasonably priced and they were willing to deal."
  • "This solution is quite expensive; they should lower the cost."
  • "This solution involves a one-time CapEx payment, followed by warranty extensions."
  • "The price of the solution is a little high and they should provide more competitive pricing. If you want to increases the storage size there are additional fees."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Dell EqualLogic PS series is a highly stable solution.
    Top Answer:Dell EqualLogic PS series could improve the performance because in our hybrid configuration the read speed is faster than the write speed.
    Top Answer:The Dell EqualLogic PS series is a network-attached storage device.
    Top Answer:We are only really using the solution for CCTV purposes. It's very basic. We don't need a lot of bells and whistles. Therefore, for our purposes, we aren't really finding anything that is lacking. It… more »
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    EqualLogic PS series
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    EqualLogic PS Series arrays bring a new level of performance to service more of your most demanding applications and virtualization requirements, while delivering the simplicity of the EqualLogic management experience. Featuring six array configurations, including 2U/2.5" drive options with All Flash and Hybrid Arrays, it is ideal for companies and organizations with growing data and performance needs.
    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.
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    Sample Customers
    FAW Foundry, AW Engineering, Unimat, eLongNet Information Technology, BDO Brasil, Odyssey Space Research
    Femsa CSC, TTX, Rabobank
    Top Industries
    Legal Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Real Estate/Law Firm14%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell EqualLogic PS series is ranked 6th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 8 reviews while HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 5th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 5 reviews. Dell EqualLogic PS series is rated 8.4, while HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Dell EqualLogic PS series writes "A workhorse that is fast and impeccably reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Easy to deploy and manage with good monitoring capabilities". Dell EqualLogic PS series is most compared with HPE 3PAR StoreServ, NetApp FAS Series, Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and IBM FlashSystem, whereas HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with IBM FlashSystem, NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE EVA and Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance. See our Dell EqualLogic PS series vs. HPE StorageWorks MSA report.

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