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We performed a comparison between Dell PowerScale (Isilon) and HPE StoreEasy based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two NAS solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The tool's most valuable features are scalability and stability.""The guaranteed performance, combined with the scalability through its scale-out capability, makes it an excellent choice.""The single pane of glass for both IT and for the end-user is a valuable feature. On the IT side, I can actually control where things are stored, whether something is stored on solid-state drives or spinning drives... The single pane of glass makes it very easy to use and very easy to understand. We started at 100 terabytes and we moved to 250 and it still feels like the exact same system and we're able to move data as needed.""The solution has simplified management by consolidating our workloads. Rather than managing all the different workloads on different storage arrays, Windows Servers, etc., we just have one place per data centre where we manage all their unstructured data, saving us time.""It has allowed us to have more consistent quality controls. It has also allowed us to expand the number of servers in clients processing and accessing data, allowing us to get a lot bigger projects out the door.""This is the best platform that we could have for storage utilization. It is affordable and scalable. At the end of the day, it's something that we find very easy to use.""The best thing is that it works. We don't have to maintain it too much; we usually upgrade once a year.""This has been a valuable solution for our business overall. It offers business continuity and replication features."

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"The solution's most valuable feature is the duplication.""I can use both the on-premises and cloud storage options. I need to have an APR extension from StoreEasy, and it's that simple.""I like the tool's provisioning feature and OneView.""This solution allows me to better and more easily manage user data without impacting my primary storage.""I like the user quotas, integrations, and separations for storage.""The most valuable feature of HPE StoreEasy is the storing of virtual machines."

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"The management and monitoring tools comprise a disparate suite of products and the roadmap is very unclear. We've got four different products that look after the Isilon, management-wise, and it's a bit of a mess.""It is a bit higher priced than some of the other systems.""Its configuration needs to be more straightforward.""Isilon has limitations on the number of files that can be generated.""The replication could lend itself to some improvement around encryption in transit and managing the racing of large volumes of data. The process of file over and file back can be tedious. Hopefully, you never end up going into a DR. If you do go into a DR, you know the data is there on the remote site. However, in terms of the process of setting up the replicates and filing them back, that is just very tedious and could definitely do with some improvement.""We had some issues with level 1 support. We had to fight with them on repeated issues. There is room for improvement in level 1 support.""The product’s expansion capacity, pricing clarity, and ease of use need improvement.""Some improvements to the NFS support would be of interest to us."

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"The support of HPE StoreEasy can improve its responsiveness. Dell support is better.""It would be better if it were more scalable. In the next release, I would like to access some Microsoft Windows storage server features. I guess the newest version of Windows Server has some restrictions.""The cluster service is not available in the latest version of HPE StoreEasy.""We need some monitoring tools and it would be helpful if they were included.""When I configure the StoreEasy in a complex environment I have problems finding compatibility with all the software.""I would like to improve the tool's technical support. I would also like to see the product's hybrid cloud version."

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  • "The solution is expensive; it is not the cheapest solution out there. If you look at it from a total cost of ownership perspective, then it is a very compelling solution. However, if you're looking at just dollar per terabyte and not looking at the big picture, then you could be distracted by the price. It is not an amazing price, but it's pretty good. It is also very good when you consider the total cost of ownership and ease of management."
  • "The pricing is expensive, but I think it's a fair value because it does manage itself. It definitely is much simpler than any of the other scale-out storage platforms that we've looked at in the past."
  • "The platform is not cheap. However, on the software side, you can choose what you want license. So, you can start your licensing with the features that you need, then after buying the platform add some other features."
  • "The only drawback for us is that it's a large upfront investment. This was a huge decision for a startup company to make. It took a bit for us to get over the line on it, but we have not regretted it."
  • "We paid an additional fee to have Dell's ProDeploy Plus team implement it."
  • "Price was also a significant factor in our decision to go with PowerScale. The team at EMC, now Dell EMC, came through with a highly competitive offer that tipped the scales towards their solution. There was only one other solution around the same price point, but it could not match PowerScale on features. That other solution is no longer on the market."
  • "Pricing for this solution is reasonable."
  • "This solution is priced slightly higher than others on the market but does offer good quality. With this solution's data reduction and compression, we were able to purchase less. Costs have dropped because of the data rate of compression and deduplication."
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  • "This is an economical solution for the company and I am satisfied with the pricing."
  • "The price of HPE StoreEasy is approximately $15,000 to $20,000 and it is a one-time purchase. The price is similar to competitors, such as Dell."
  • "I would rate the tool's pricing an eight out of ten. You need to pay additional costs for the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution provides massive performance, scalability, efficiency, and ease of management.
    Top Answer:It is a really expensive solution. I would rate the pricing a nine out of ten, with one being low price and ten being high price.
    Top Answer:Dell PowerScale (Isilon) is a bit expensive compared to other products.
    Top Answer:I like the tool's provisioning feature and OneView.
    Top Answer:I would rate the tool's pricing an eight out of ten. You need to pay additional costs for the solution.
    Top Answer:I would like to improve the tool's technical support. I would also like to see the product's hybrid cloud version.
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    Also Known As
    PowerScale, Dell EMC Isilon
    HP StoreEasy
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    Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon) storage solutions are designed to help manage data for enterprises of all types. Dell PowerScale systems are simple to install, manage, and scale to virtually any size and include a choice of all-flash, hybrid, or archive nodes. Dell PowerScale solutions stay flexible and reliable no matter how much storage capacity is added, how much performance is required, or how business needs change in the future.

    With Dell PowerScale, your data lake always stays simple to manage, simple to grow, simple to protect, and simple enough to handle the most demanding current and future workloads.

    Ideal for companies of any size, from small enterprises to multi-national ones, Dell PowerScale storage provides secure collaboration, modular scalability, flexible consumption models, and easy cloud integrations, all with management tools spanning multiple platforms.

    Key Benefits of Dell EMC PowerScale Storage

    • Centralized management: Manage your storage infrastructure from a single unified platform.

    • Data protection: Dell PowerScale offers security, data protection and replication tools. Back up and protect your data from cyber-attacks with an integrated ransomware defense system.

    • Artificial intelligence: PowerScale is the foundation for building an integrated and optimized IT infrastructure for AI projects, from concept to production.

    • Cloud support: Store and manage your data on the cloud and move data between your data center and the cloud. Dell PowerScale runs data-intensive cloud workloads with no outbound traffic costs.

    • Long-term storage: Dell PowerScale offers highly efficient and resilient active archive storage or long-term data retention for large-scale data archives. With the proven scalability architecture of PowerScale, you can meet your growing archiving demands. Dell PowerScale has a wide variety of enterprise-grade data protection and security options to keep your archived data safe.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Dell EMC PowerScale storage stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its scalability capabilities and its user-friendly centralized management system.

    Rachel B., a chief operations officer & acting CFO at Like a Photon, writes, "PowerScale allows us to manage storage without managing RAID groups or migrating volumes between controllers. It has really simplified things. We're not having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. That takes care of itself. We just worry about the data. It's really easy for deploying and managing storage at the petabyte scale."

    Keith B., the director of IT at NatureFresh Farms, writes, "The single pane of glass for both IT and for the end-user is a valuable feature. On the IT side, I can actually control where things are stored, whether something is stored on solid-state drives or spinning drives... The single pane of glass makes it very easy to use and very easy to understand. We started at 100 terabytes, and we moved to 250 and it still feels like the exact same system and we're able to move data as needed."

    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.
    Sample Customers
    OMRF, University of Utah, Translational Genetics Research Institute, Arcis, Geofizyka Torumn, Cyprus E&P Corporation, Colburn School, Columbia Sportswear, Harvard Medical School, University of Michigan, National Library of France,
    John Lewis, HPE IT, Comline AG, AmeriPride Services
    Top Industries
    Educational Organization14%
    Media Company11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization23%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell PowerScale (Isilon) vs. HPE StoreEasy
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell PowerScale (Isilon) vs. HPE StoreEasy and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Dell PowerScale (Isilon) is ranked 1st in NAS with 39 reviews while HPE StoreEasy is ranked 8th in NAS with 7 reviews. Dell PowerScale (Isilon) is rated 9.0, while HPE StoreEasy is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell PowerScale (Isilon) writes "We can easily deploy, manage, and maintain systems without needing a huge amount of expertise to facilitate them". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StoreEasy writes "Good backup solution for applications that is also scalable and stable ". Dell PowerScale (Isilon) is most compared with NetApp FAS Series, Dell ECS, Pure Storage FlashBlade, Qumulo and Red Hat Ceph Storage, whereas HPE StoreEasy is most compared with NetApp FAS Series, Qumulo, FreeNAS, IBM Scale-out NAS and HPE 3PAR StoreServ. See our Dell PowerScale (Isilon) vs. HPE StoreEasy report.

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