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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity is a hybrid solution. That is, it is indicated for environments that do not need specific and customized solutions. For general use, it guarantees an excellent performance, with the possibility of delivering 60TB NAS to end-users. However, if the environment is critical, there are solutions, from Dell itself, that are more appropriate. For example, do not try to use it as database storage, it will not have acceptable performance.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

The MSA is perfect for Disaster Recovery, but I wouldn't advise using it for production. Production is best left to flash storage and not spinning disk. I think the MSA would be appropriate for a test or sandbox network for testing and training as well. The storage is cheap and it is functional.
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC Unity
7.9
HPE MSA
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC Unity
8.0
HPE MSA
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC Unity
8.8
HPE MSA
Data Compression
Dell EMC Unity
5.7
HPE MSA
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC Unity
8.2
HPE MSA
Simplicity
Dell EMC Unity
9.0
HPE MSA
Power Savings
Dell EMC Unity
7.8
HPE MSA

Pros

Dell EMC Unity

  • Dell EMC Unity once stood up is reliable and performs to expectations.
  • Dell EMC Unity has improved on the end user management experience over their older product suites
Rakesh Lohar | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

  • Reliability - Very reliable. Great uptime and few issues.
  • Affordability - Great price/quality balance.
  • Scaleability, aimed at SMEs this serves our 400 server, 4000 user base, 50 TB storage well.
  • Support - HP quick and effective to sort out issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC Unity

  • Alerting: receiving an alert when an issue occurs. That is good to know. However, if the alert is cleared, or somehow no longer in alarm, no email is received. At times I will receive the email alert on weekends, not knowing if the issue is resolved or not until Monday when I can access the unit. I have learned in most instances, the alert is a false alarm, which could be a problem.
  • The alerting itself is sometimes not clear. For example, it tells me the link is down, we reset the connection, the link is still down, a tech was dispatched, he troubleshot, and finally the alarm cleared. This incident took almost a week. It went back into alarm after he left, then suddenly it cleared on its own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

  • Since it is a spinning disk, it isn't as fast as flash storage
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Unity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HPE MSA

HPE MSA 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a functioning Replication system for us and checks all the boxes that the auditors are looking for. Further, it is inexpensive and the storage we purchased was cheap. HP has a good reputation in the industry that plays into the decision also.
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Very cumbersome compared to other vendors in the same marketplace.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity 8.8
Based on 5 answers
Support for Dell EMC Unity is great. Only the upgrade support takes a bit longer. If the upgrading support were to be faster it would be 10 out of 10.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Unity

Unity is the successor to the EMC VNX but has a much simpler and more user-friendly interface. It is also much more easy to manage and integrate with VMware.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

We had tried Dell's solution but found it to be similar in price to HP and with very poor support and some performance issues. We also compared with some other vendors but ended up choosing HP due to reputation and wide user base.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC Unity

  • Less business downtime and reliability is a major business concern. DELL EMC UNITY addresses this concern well and provides robust storage.
  • Investing in UNITY system is less expensive than all-flash storage systems.
  • Managing and provisioning VMware disks became simpler from a single interface in the Vcenter
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

  • Increased up time. Better user experience.
  • Good value for money. ROI high.
  • Peace of mind. Just knowing that you rely on the solution to meet storage performance needs is great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Unity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HPE MSA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Unity
7.9
HPE MSA
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Unity
HPE MSA
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC Unity
6.0
HPE MSA

Support Rating

Dell EMC Unity
8.8
HPE MSA

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