HPE StoreOnce Review

It has provided us with easier and faster backup, and recovery solutions.


What is most valuable?

  • Deduplication
  • Performance

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided us with easier and faster backup, and recovery solutions.

What needs improvement?

It needs better integration with third party backup applications.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with the systems size from VSA (Virtual appliance) to a four couplet system.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

7.5/10.

Technical Support:

8/10.

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

Previously, we used tape systems for backup and recovery.

How was the initial setup?

It's an easy installation if you start with the virtual appliance (VSA). There are also white papers and best practices available.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What was our ROI?

We have saved time as less is spent on tape handling, and there are fewer hardware issues than with a tape. Also, the ROI has been achieved with faster backup and restores. I would say it takes around 18 months to get ROI.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

A one TB VSA is available for free and there is no need for day-to-day administration, just daily check of backup applications and jobs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at EMC Datadomain.

What other advice do I have?

Deduplication ratio depends on your data types. Do a Proof of Concept with the free VSA to test the product.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user107568 (User at HPE)
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Thanks for the review - If you didn't hear about it, HP StoreOnce 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. Lots of good stuff coming with HP StoreOnce - watch my blog to stay in the loop: www.hp.com/storage/blog.

Thanks again for the review!