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Disk Based Backup Systems Reviews

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Real User
Group It Manager at Vital Energi
Oct 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Being able to effectively keep the live data on-premise, or the most recent data on-premise. But I make an affordable solution, where if data is out of a certain time, it goes and leverages all the cheap storage, whether that'll be the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's been able to keep us lean and mean on the storage front. I don't want to be buying many racks of storage just to put in my datacenter, when it's not really providing lots of value. I want to have all the imported data with me, thus being... more»

What needs improvement?

There are some bits it could do better. With tighter integration maybe with Veeam, or something like that, it'd be really good. It is still shipping at the moment and it's quite a bigger plane. So, if you are going to go down the physical... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at theCloud Limited
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are the ease of use, the reliability, and the exceptional deduplication that we get across that data that we store on those devices. We use it primarily for storage of backup data. We need to keep large... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the service provider business, we are competing with a large number of other organizations and a lot of the time price is what matters to customers. We need to be competitive. We need to be able to provide a service at a price point that... more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see some improvements in the Veeam Backup & Replication integration. It's good, but it has a lot of room to improve. In particular around the inability to easily move data between StoreOnce appliances. Also, there are... more»

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Storage Engineer at Lds Church
Oct 16 2017

What is most valuable?

It's pretty simple. Once you set it, it goes; and then the idea of being able to get it to the cloud very quickly. It's kind of a set-it-forget-it. We were able to get rid of a single courier who was actually taking separate tapes with that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Simplicity and that it removed a lot of moving parts in our environment. Like I said, we were able to reduce a courier, simplify the whole back up methodology, being able to get some of that data off to the cloud. Luckily, we haven't had to... more»

What needs improvement?

Free version. It actually does a lot. It ingests data from almost any source and it will push it out to almost any cloud. So it does everything I want it to do right now. They've done a good job with it, honestly. What could be helpful is... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Network Administrator at a mining and metals company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable feature is the catalyst technology, which is in the StoreOnce appliance. It allows us to really hit our backup targets. It also allows us to make the most of the appliance and make the most of the technology as a whole.

How has it helped my organization?

It's really given us more confidence in our backup procedures and our DR. It's also really just been beneficial because it's kind of replaced a lot of older equipment and consolidated our back-up plan into one device and made things a lot... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest thing I think can be improved upon would be direct tape from the StoreOnce device so that we could actually ... We archive our backups on tape, so I feel like if we could somehow plug our tape drive directly into the StoreOnce... more»
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Real User
Project Manager at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The feature we were looking for was deduplication. Now, thanks to Catalyst containers, we have federated deduplication across all our remote sites. We wanted something that would easily fit in our infrastructure. As we were familiar with HP... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before we used HP StoreOnce, the backup was stored on DAS, which was fine until you have a problem in a disk and lose all your data. So, we needed to consolidate this particular aspect of storage but we also wanted to store more data and... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is doing just fine as it is now. An improvement would be an improved deduplication algorithm.
Real User
Platform Team Lead at University Of Wollongong
Oct 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The flexibility. Being able to virtualize it, port it wherever I like, test my backups, test my DR capabilities whenever I like without impacting anybody. We had some problems with physical devices in the past and the virtual appliances mean... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a whole bunch of DR and backup auditing requirements, and this simplifies that process and strips back all the operational overhead of managing tape. With that operational overhead of managing tapes gone, we're able to focus people's... more»

What needs improvement?

More than a 500 volume limit. At the moment, it only supports up to 500 volumes for SnapMirror and that's a problem. We've got 750, so a larger limit for volume replicas for SnapMirror. It's quite simple to use. We haven't had many issues.... more»
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Real User
Senior IT Program Manager at Microsoft
Jun 27 2016

What is most valuable?

It's very usable with the interface for the administration. It works with a lot of different applications so it is very scalable for other applications. You don't have to just backup the entire system but you can back up specific applications... more»

How has it helped my organization?

From an operational standpoint it has increased our efficiency and we're able to save a lot of manpower and resources for mundane backup stuff that we've done in the past so that other people can focus on more strategic initiatives in our... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things that I think that's on the docket for implementation with StoreOnce is Azure and Cloud incorporation. Currently we are doing object copies with StoreOnce to take our backups and copy them to the cloud. But I know that the... more»
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Real User
Technology Leader - Storage at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 15 2017

What is most valuable?

I would say the reliability, the ease of use, and the simple upgrades are the most valuable features. We did quite a bit of capacity upgrades in the past because it wasn't our primary storage platform for backups in the beginning. So we kind... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to stop using physical tapes, so we saved money on the tape storage. It allows us to have better DR capabilities because everything we back up with StoreOnce, gets replicated up to our DR site.

What needs improvement?

We had some growing pains, which was due to our internal issues. We were rushed to get it installed, and didn't necessarily do all the proper training on it. Even though we had HPE resources onsite, again we were just trying to get it up and... more»
Real User
Core Infrastructure Engineer at Children'S Mercy Hospital
Nov 01 2017

What is most valuable?

The deduplication engine. Right now, we're at about 10.5 to 11 times deduplication of our backup data. That's really handy because we're only using about 200 terabytes onsite, but we're getting two petabytes worth of deduped expanded data.

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to get away from tape for backups. Being able to backup directly to the disk and have it dump directly to the cloud means we're not 24 hours offsite, or 24 hour behind the times, where literally seconds is as fast as it can... more»

What needs improvement?

I really want to partner it with the SnapCenter. We haven't implemented that yet. We're upgrading all of our stuff to the ONTAP 9, which you had to have. You can set up different shares, but I would like to be able set up retention windows... more»
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Real User
Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
Dec 04 2016

What is most valuable?

It was primarily about the deduplication technology, and that's what brought it in the door for us. We were looking for something to offset our backup procedures so that we would be able to get better backup times, but also better restore... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The D2D capabilities have speeded backups.

What needs improvement?

The issues that I have aren't with the hardware itself. It's with our backup solution, it's with some of the other things that interact with StoreOnce, and it may be environmental. I don't see any deficiencies in the hardware solutions there.
Real User
Senior Storage Engineer at ActioNet Inc.
Oct 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Being able to move data seamlessly from one-premise to the cloud (Azure). It works great. The backup solution is perfect for us. What we do, we do that from our primary location and our disaster recovery location, so it works fine in our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There's multiple ways, but the primary way that it helps us out is that it's seamless. Once we put it in play and configured it how we want, we don't have to go back and massage any configurations. Therefore, we haven't had any issues with it... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see voice activation as a new feature. If we could just tell the system what to do verbally, that would be perfect for us. I don't know how that can happen, but at this point I really can't see anything needs to be added it.... more»
Real User
Manager Of It Engineering at a media company
Oct 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Replacing an aging tape infrastructure by being able to backup to local cache as well as to the cloud.

How has it helped my organization?

* Able to reduce administrative burden on tape management. * Able to simplify and streamline our backup process.

What needs improvement?

More in depth reporting about the files in local cache: Where they are, how much there are, and what files it is moving to and from the cloud, as it needs to. Most of that's kind of behind the magic curtain process that we don't have a whole... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
ICT & KPO Director at INglass S.p.A.
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

It's cost effective, technologically advanced, and very scalable. It integrates with the rest of the HPE infrastructure, like 3PAR, for example.

How has it helped my organization?

From a business point of view, it enables us to pay closer attention to our caps and our competitive cost level. Because it integrates with other HPE systems, it is easier for us to manage compared to the system we had before.

What needs improvement?

I would mostly want to see some technical improvements in some very specific areas. For example, a feature that is missing, compared to the competition, is the ability to globally duplicate all systems. EMC Data Domain can deduplicate... more»
Real User
Senior Storage Engineer at Ellie Mae
Oct 11 2017

What is most valuable?

Once you set it up, we have a Symantec Backup. We set up all the policies around the call data, because it's very simple. Therefore, you don't need somebody to babysit it. It's just set it up and forget it; plug it in and let it go.

How has it helped my organization?

We used to have a tape backup. The tape backup has so many operations and orders. With AltaVault, everything is automatic. There is no one who needs to babysit and manage everything. It automatically does all these jobs.

What needs improvement?

We use it in the plants right now. We use NetBackup just as a cataloging service, so if NetApp would probably make it in one box (integrating it), then it would work better to marry to other catalogs. That's the one thing. Everything built... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
IT Infrastructure Manager at Olympique Lyonnais Groupe
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

For us, we can save a lot on storage costs for doing backups. It integrates seamlessly with our backup solution, which is a third-party solution, not from HPE. We use Veeam; and StoreOnce works with them.

How has it helped my organization?

It works great for backing up Windows. Backups are much quicker now. Previously, it took 15-16 hours every day. Now it takes 3-4 hours maximum. Replication of our site using Virtual Storage Appliance is really easy. We did not have any backup... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a better integration with Active Directory to identify users. Currently, we need to create separate accounts, so we need to have separate passwords to log in for assurance. It's not a big issue, but it is an issue. We... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
User
Sysadmin
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

It's easy to backup data, manage. Also I did a lot of firmware upgrades that went fine. And it's a product that's been running now for nearly three years without any issues. So that's all very good.

How has it helped my organization?

I do not spend as much time on it because we can virtualize the tape drives and use Catalyst functions. Not nearly as many tapes or anything like that. Easily, man-hours have been cut down.

What needs improvement?

We have a contract for the next release. We haven't received that product yet. I expect the same thing from it. Not anything new, just a bigger solution when we try it. I don't see any new features that we could want or anything that could be... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Consultant
Professional: Storage Administration at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 06 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature would be the high deduplication ratios, capable of 20 or more to 1 dedup ratio in a real-world backup environment. It seems to work very good for long retention times, even if there is little use, but sometimes you... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my previous organization, it removed the need for manual tape swapping. Hence, it removed the need for actual tape changers to be at 50 separate remote sites, leading to huge savings for the company. Also, offsite tape storage is replaced... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them add the ability to turn on/turn off global deduplication and etc. Currently, only VTL-level deduplication is supported properly, while there seems to be some part of global deduplication working. However, in some rare... more»
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of StoreOnce are ease-of-use and ease-of-configuration when compared to the old IBM Tivoli family solution that we're using.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits compared to the old solution are broad flexibility, ease-of-configuration, and ease-of-maintenance. We use it for part of our backup solution.

What needs improvement?

For us, nothing is missing at the moment and over time this will probably become clearer. We are going towards the cloud environment at some point or a hybrid cloud, so it could be something on that front, but we are not working with the... more»
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Real User
Chief Digital Officer, Director at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 27 2016

What do you think of HPE StoreOnce?

Valuable Features We've only just put it in, so I think for us it's a more efficient way of storage. Time efficient, man power, all of it. We have a very small team, so it just frees up the guys to do other things. • Improvements to My Organization It's only been in for a couple of weeks, so can't really comment too much about what it's done yet. • Room for Improvement I'd like it to be quicker. • Stability Issues So far, we've had no issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support One of my engineers might have called, but I haven't. • Previous Solutions We were using EMC, and my engineers put some pressure on me. They said we need to spend some money, so that's how I knew we needed to get something else. • Other Solutions Considered It really came down...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
IT Director of Technology at Resorts World Las Vegas
Jun 29 2016

What is most valuable?

StoreOnce is a new product for me. Throughout the years, as director in certain companies, I've been a big EMC Data Domain customer. We've purchased a couple StoreOnce, and so far I really like the product. It's very similar to Data Domain.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There's no tape involved. The tape is gone. Our backups are very easy to use with the StoreOnce. It's takes very little configuration. We don't have to babysit the device. Every once in a while, we just go in and look at it and see what kind... more»

What needs improvement?

Where I've used Data Domain in the past as another application - another use for Data Domain, maybe StoreOnce can improve by not just being a target for open systems, meaning Windows or Linux boxes. In the past, I've used Data Domain with, an... more»

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