HPE StoreOnce Review

We were previously using a different solution but our storage needs grew.


Valuable Features

It performs pretty well with minimal to no issues.

Improvements to My Organization

It has allowed us greater storage with a reduced footprint. It also works well with our servers – including our Dell servers. It was important that we have an integrated environment.

Room for Improvement

We had some initial driver issues, but I think the newer release has changed all that. The one issue I have is the maintenance package – it's very expensive. If I were to renew it, it would remain expensive and not cost effective. The initial proposal was inconsistent with what I found in terms of maintenance and renewal costs. A break/fix-type package would be better.

Use of Solution

I've used it for four years.

Stability Issues

It is pretty stable; excellent, in fact. I had one very minimal hard-drive failure.

Scalability Issues

We recently added more and it went very well. It's easy to add to this product.

Customer Service and Technical Support

8/10 for both. Issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Previous Solutions

We were previously using a different solution but our storage needs grew and we decided we needed a new solution.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward.

Implementation Team

We had an HP engineer come in for implementation. He was excellent.

Other Solutions Considered

Dell and IBM. We chose HP because of the price and the vendor support.

Other Advice

The two things that we looked at were performance and cost.

This particular product is stable, and the support has been good. If you want a reliable and reasonably-priced product, I would recommend it.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
2 Comments
Senior Systems Administrator/Engineer at a universityReal UserTOP 20

Hi Angus

Are you using a 3PAR SAN unit to send the backups to?

IT Central sent me this link via email

I had asked a question of IT Central about the HP 3PAR units and how good they might be compared with Nimble or NexGen but do not see mention of 3PAR in your review

Thanks !

13 July 15
Calvin Zito, HPEStorageGuyVendor

Thanks for the review StoreOnce. 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

Steven - I'm happy to answer questions you have. HP 3PAR is really a different class of storage compared to Nimble or NexGen. Both can only compete with the very low end of 3PAR. If you have specific questions, feel free to PM me.

29 July 15
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