HPE StoreOnce Review

It has given us the ability to run data straight from the device in case of a disaster.

Valuable Features

StoreOnce has the following advantages:

  • Fast backup
  • No need to manage and store tapes
  • Ability to run data straight from the device in case of a disaster
  • Reliable compared to weekly problems with tapes
  • The data is replicated to two remote locations

Improvements to My Organization

We have moved away from tape backup.

Use of Solution

I've used it for one year.

Stability Issues

We had one problem when data replication got stuck and we had to ask HP for help.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's very good.

Technical Support:

It's very good.

Previous Solutions

We only used a tape solution. We switched because tapes are too slow, prone to mechanical problems, tape management is a burden, and the time taken to do a restore is slow.

Initial Setup

It was easy. Also I did HPs StoreOnce training.

Implementation Team

HP installed the device for us, and showed us various configuration options. The team was very knowledgeable.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

The initial cost was high, however, day to day costs are low.

Other Solutions Considered

I could not find a better product.

Other Advice

It is worth buying HP installation. It is difficult to estimate how much storage is needed as de-duplication depends on the type of data, so reserve extra money for expansions, and buy a model which can be expanded. Also, the StoreOnce course is very good.

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

Thanks for the review - StoreOnce is a hidden gem in the HP Storage portfolio? For those that don't know the portfolio well, here's a blog post with a good overview. Be sure to watch the videos too: http://hpstorage.me/1Ff6fB0

13 June 15
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