We performed a comparison between HPE StorageWorks MSA and IBM FlashSystem 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.
"The solution is very easy to use, it is not really complex for any user, such as non-technical individuals."
"The solution is pretty transparent and works well."
"The most valuable features are the storage levels and snapshot features."
"This solution is very stable."
"It's very easy to manage."
"The performance of IBM FlashSystem is very good. The new technology and high throughput have given us more confidence in the solution. The management of the system has improved and we can control the monitoring system alerts and multiple FlashSystems with the Enterprise Cloud Edition, which is free. The migration of recently stored data to a new flash is much easier. You can move your data because you can utilize it externally."
"IBM FlashSystem is a stable solution."
"No queuing and high ops, speed, and performance."
"We've found the solution to be very stable so far."
"The solution allows for easy migrations from previous products or vendors via its embedded storage virtualization function."
"When it comes to the interface of the solution we did not encounter any challenges. Additionally, the solution has good documentation."
"The solution could improve by adding configuration tools."
"This product is getting a little bit older, so new features like deduplication are not included."
"The solution requires hardware."
"The solution is not easy to use and could improve."
"The marketing could be improved."
"We had issues when attempting to do a flash, we hope to resolve it soon."
"The product needs to improve their scalability."
"The storage capacity of this solution could be improved."
"This solution could be improved by offering greater amounts of storage."
"The generic functionality of IBM FlashSystem, IBM always dismisses using file share or sharing protocols inside their storage hardware, and they only focus on the block-level storage."
"They don't offer subscription-based payments."
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.
HPE StorageWorks MSA is ranked 5th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 3 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 1st in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 39 reviews. HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 8.4, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Great Storage at very cost effective price ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Reliable and easy to configure with simple data migration capabilities ". HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and Dell EqualLogic PS series, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, HPE Nimble Storage and Huawei OceanStor Dorado. See our HPE StorageWorks MSA vs. IBM FlashSystem report.
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