What is most valuable?
De-duplication is valuable because it is a technique to take backups of unique data only. We have to do backups on a daily and weekly basis, where the daily one is incremental and the weekly one is a full backup. When we ran this type of backup on a physical cartridge, it would take up a huge amount of space as there is no de-dupe with cartridges. When using de-dupe, backups take less space than they previously did, and this minimizes the costs to our company.
How has it helped my organization?
The de-duplication feature saves us storage space.
What needs improvement?
The performance could be improved.
For how long have I used the solution?
I've been using it for one and a half years.
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
We're unable to expand our storage capabilities smoothly.
How are customer service and technical support?
It's good. Technical Support
We are not getting any direct support from HP, but we are getting support from their partner. The support is relatively good.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
This is the first solution that we have used.
How was the initial setup?
What about the implementation team?
We used a vendor team who were 8/10.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
This was done by the planning team.
What other advice do I have?
I recommend using the upgraded version of this product.