HPE StoreOnce Review

We switched to HP because we needed a VTL solution with deduplication.

Valuable Features

VTL with deduplication because with deduplication, you can have spare storage space.

Room for Improvement

Interoperability with other vendors backup software.

Use of Solution

I've used it for two and a half years.

Deployment Issues

In the beginning, we had a lot of problems with bad firmware.

Stability Issues

We had problems with the various firmware versions.

Scalability Issues

No issues scaling the product.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It is very high.

Technical Support:

Customer service is very high.

Previous Solutions

We did, and we switched because we needed a VTL solution with deduplication.

Initial Setup

It was simple, especially to integrate it with our existing EMC network solution.

Implementation Team

We implemented it in-house.

Other Solutions Considered

We also looked at EMC DataDomain. We chose StoreOnce because it was cheaper by more than 60,000 Euros.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Head of Central Infrastructure Dept at a university with 51-200 employeesUser

We've evaluated StoreOnce (small StoreOnce 2900 model) and got decent dedupe ratio for quite heterogeneous environment. We are considering complete transition from tape to VTL or use for the primary backup pool. File share function with dedupe is a nice add-on. Similar functionality like DataDomain but with lower price...

28 May 15
Calvin Zito, HPEStorageGuyVendor

Wow - that was a huge difference in price compared to EMC Data Domain. 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

29 July 15
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