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We performed a comparison between HPE StoreEasy and IBM FlashSystem 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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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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.""The most valuable feature of HPE StoreEasy is the storing of virtual machines.""I like the user quotas, integrations, and separations for storage."

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"The solution allows for easy migrations from previous products or vendors via its embedded storage virtualization function.""IBM FlashSystem is a stable solution.""The most valuable features in IBM FlashSystem are IOPS, performance, duplication, and compression.""The technical support for this solution is good. They used to help us when the motherboard of Power Systems broke. Their response times are really fast.""Installing FlashSystem is very easy. It takes less than half an hour, and I can handle it all myself.""IBM FlashSystem is a powerful effective storage solution. Additionally, it is user-friendly, anyone can use it.""This solution is very stable.""I like most of the features. Its speed, performance, and availability are valuable. We are implementing the data reduction technology the most."

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"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 support of HPE StoreEasy can improve its responsiveness. Dell support is better.""The cluster service is not available in the latest version of HPE StoreEasy."

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"The interface could improve in IBM FlashSystem.""The data reduction pool feature sucks and is not recommended for use with heavy workloads.""Their technical support needs improvement in terms of reachability for the clients and response times. They should be more responsive and have more online platforms for support. They should make more technical information available online. There could be some kind of documentation community.""There could be some extra features added.""The storage capacity of this solution could be improved.""A big area for improvement is that the data reduction pool feature is not recommended for use in a production environment because it has stability and performance issues.""The interface of this solution could be improved.""The pricing could be improved, but I think it's getting better and better with each version. IBM needs to implement NAS storage again, as this is a big flaw. Dell EMC is very good at this and if you compared them based on NAS storage, Dell EMC would win right away. IBM's solution for NAS storage is very complicated. We don't have a storage box that provides file sharing from itself, we have to put software on it and go through a whole complicated process. It should be simplified."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "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."
  • "Overall the price of the solution is expensive and this includes the license."
  • "The cost of the IBM FlashSystem is lower than the HPE solution."
  • "The pricing may be a bit higher than other brands. If you compare the IBM FlashSystems in midrange with Dell EMC in midrange, IBM costs a bit more, but I prefer IBM because it has more specs that I can benefit from."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of HPE StoreEasy is the storing of virtual machines.
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    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 »
    Top Answer:The most crucial feature of IBM FlashSystem is compression.
    Top Answer:My customers got the IBM FlashSystem bundle offer. It was a one-time purchase for three years of service. The price would depend on the storage size and could reach between $25,000 to $55,000.
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    Also Known As
    HP StoreEasy
    IBM Storwize
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    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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    Sample Customers
    John Lewis, HPE IT, Comline AG, AmeriPride Services
    Celero, Friedhelm Loh Group, Clarks, Mingkang Natregro Health Food Group, Sofia, Etisalat Fights Fraud, UF Health Shands Hospital, Generali, Elecon Engineering Company Limited, Ventiv , Technology, CPFL Energia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., SciQuest, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Paddy Power, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Interconnect Services, Severstal IP-Only AB, PVU Group GmbH
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE StoreEasy vs. IBM FlashSystem
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE StoreEasy vs. IBM FlashSystem and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    HPE StoreEasy is ranked 10th in NAS with 3 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in NAS with 35 reviews. HPE StoreEasy is rated 8.0, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE StoreEasy writes "Useful virtual machine storage, simple setup, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Reliable and easy to configure with simple data migration capabilities ". HPE StoreEasy is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), Qumulo, FreeNAS, NetApp FAS Series and IBM Scale-out NAS, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Dell PowerStore, Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, HPE Nimble Storage and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our HPE StoreEasy vs. IBM FlashSystem report.

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