"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."
"The most valuable features were the dual controllers and being able to expand it."
"The most valuable features are the storage levels and snapshot features."
"The product is very easy to deploy."
"I like most of the features. Its speed, performance, and availability are valuable. We are implementing the data reduction technology the most."
"The most valuable features are deduplication and compression, which together, enable you to have more space."
"We've found the solution to be very stable so far."
"No queuing and high ops, speed, and performance."
"The maintenance service and support from IBM is very good."
"The most valuable features in IBM FlashSystem are IOPS, performance, duplication, and compression."
"One of the most valuable features is that it's very easy to use and configure. It used to be more difficult, but now it's almost flawless."
"Most of the features for the reduction in data compression are useful. It is also very easy to use and administer. Its performance is also good."
"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."
"Synchronized replication is very important for MSA; however, HPE StorageWorks MSA doesn't provide synchronized replication."
"The support could improve by allowing you to speak to someone when you call rather than them calling you back. However, once we do have contact with one of their technicians they are excellent."
"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."
"Cloud file sharing is an area that needs improvement."
"We had issues when attempting to do a flash, we hope to resolve it soon."
"The installation is not easy. You need to have extensive knowledge to handle it."
"The GUI for monitoring performance metrics could provide better visibility. For example, it doesn't let me segregate the IOPS per volume."
"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."
"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 4th in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 5 reviews while IBM FlashSystem is ranked 2nd in Modular SAN (Storage Area Network) with 27 reviews. HPE StorageWorks MSA is rated 9.0, while IBM FlashSystem is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE StorageWorks MSA writes "Easy to deploy and manage with good monitoring capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem writes "Good performance, energy efficient with a small form factor, helpful support". HPE StorageWorks MSA is most compared with NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE EVA, Fujitsu Eternus DX400 series and Dell EqualLogic PS series, whereas IBM FlashSystem is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, HPE Nimble Storage and Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series. See our HPE StorageWorks MSA vs. IBM FlashSystem report.
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