HPE StoreOnce Review

Deduplication Alghorithams still require enhancement but it has a very flexible integration with HP Data Protector.


What is most valuable?

  1. StoreOnce Catalyst Store
  2. VTL Emulation
  3. Extensive disaster recovery options
  4. Federated deduplication

How has it helped my organization?

Due to high speed and multiple simultaneous backup session our backup window is reduced remarkably, data throughputs are mentioned follows:

  • Up to 100 TB/hr of backup performance with StoreOnce Catalyst
  • Up to 40 TB/hr of native backup performance
  • Up to 40 TB/hr of restore performance

What needs improvement?

Deduplication Alghorithams still require enhancement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using HP Data Protector for almost 5 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

HP Solution delivery team implement this solution, deployment was quite smooth within time constraints.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No such issues faced.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

768 TB raw (512 TB useable). Good enough for enterprise wide backup solutions.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Excellent, because of local presence of HP is KSA.

Technical Support:

Very Good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have working experience with EMC Data Domain. HP StoreOnce is offering almost the same features. It has a very flexible integration with HP Data Protector.

How was the initial setup?

It was a straightforward procedure.

What about the implementation team?

HP Implementation team delivered this solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, EMC Data Domain.

What other advice do I have?

It is better to opt for HP implementation services also.


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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Thanks for the review - I just found it. If you didn't hear about it, HP StoreOnce 6500 was named the backup product of the year by Storage Magazine/TechTarget. There is a blog post you can read on my blog: http://hpstorage.me/1B95gUm

Thanks again for the review!