2019-02-03T08:26:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering HPE StorageWorks MSA?

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?

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MS
Manager of Customer Services with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-10T08:01:52Z
Feb 10, 2021

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.

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Asanka Karunanayake - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Hosting & LAN Services at Lanka Communication Services (Pvt) Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-08T18:25:06Z
Dec 8, 2020

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.

AliBizmark - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer and Network Engineer at Jooya Informatics Group
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-20T00:56:13Z
Nov 20, 2020

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.

SK
IT MGR at a retailer with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-10-07T07:04:42Z
Oct 7, 2020

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.

HL
Senior System Engineer at Ring Line Corp.
Real User
2019-02-03T08:26:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

I would rate HPE StorageWorks MSA eight over 10 because just for our use it is okay.

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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Oct 7, 2020
When we bought this solution it was very reasonably priced and they were willing to deal. The ongoing support is expensive and they get a good amount of money, but they are so responsive that I don't mind paying for it.
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