HPE StoreOnce Review

It is possible to use Ethernet and Fabric at the same time with the same device.

Valuable Features

The Catalyst Store with Data Protector:

  • It is possible to use Ethernet and Fabric at the same time with the same device.
  • The configuration of Data Protector is easy.
  • The media administration in Data Protector was simplified.
  • The recovery of the cell manager in a disaster is more easy.
  • It is possible to see the information of backup task in the StoreOnce device; before that, this information was only in the Data Protector database.

Improvements to My Organization

We implemented Catalyst with Data Protector in March 2016; after the change, the recovery process time of one or two days was reduced to 30 minutes in most of cases.

Room for Improvement

I think the integration with Data Protector and virtual environments is an area for improvement.

Use of Solution

I have been using it for five months.

Stability Issues

I did not encounter any stability issues.

Scalability Issues

I have not yet encountered any scalability issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I think that technical support is a weak point. I feel that technical support does not know the product. The call center is prepared to support a hardware error, but when we have any doubts regarding a new configuration, they have the same doubts. In this case, we need to contact some friends at HPE.

Previous Solutions

We previously used the same StoreOnce, but without Catalyst. Catalyst is the sum of NFS plus SAN disk in the same backup repository.

Initial Setup

Configuration is very simple; the problem was changing the minds of the operators.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

For a small configuration, it is expensive, but if you need to backup many servers with a lot of data, I think it is a good price.

Other Solutions Considered

I evaluated EMC before choosing this product.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company is an HPE partner.
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