HPE StoreOnce Review

It's reduced costs for storage based on the previous deduplication hardware we were using, although scalability can become an issue once you grow past the capacity of a single cluster pair.


What is most valuable?

Deduplication and many integration options ie. NAS, VTL, Catalyst.

How has it helped my organization?

It's reduced costs for storage based on the previous deduplication hardware we were using.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using it for two years alongside HP Data Protector.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability can become an issue once you grow past the capacity of a single cluster pair. This will mean additional controllers and licensing and can be fairly costly.

How are customer service and technical support?

Very good support for the hardware.

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

We moved from the previous solution due to the support cost of the old product.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup of the hardware was fairly straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Implemented through a third party vendor. There were some complications with delivery of the units and site surveys not being completed. After those issues things were fine.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated this against other products and based (mainly) on cost we selected the HP solution.

What other advice do I have?

While we have been very happy with StoreOnce, HP Data Protector leaves a lot to be desired.

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