HP Storageworks MSA - Good value choice
February 15, 2018

HP Storageworks MSA - Good value choice

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Overall Satisfaction with HP StorageWorks MSA

HP Storageworks MSA provides our company with affordable, flexible and reliable storage for our medium size systems. HP support and quality are good, and this decision has proven to be a good one for our users. Availability, scalability, and affordability are higher and reliability has been excellent.
  • 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.
  • Firmware upgrades. We have had major issues on two occasions, causing extended downtime. HP was quick to help and resolve, but I am not sure why our simple implementation caused an issue that should have been picked up by testing prior to release. Once was bad, twice painful. The end result is that we purchased a unit solely to test firmware upgrades on, not really great for us!
  • Support life span. Units go end of life support after around 4 years, a little too short for us.
  • 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.
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.
SME environments, those after quality and reliability. Price point is medium. Reliability better than the competition in our opinion.

Ideally suited for smaller IT teams, needs little technical skill once setup and running.

Start small and expand later, lands of options for increased storage space and configurations.