HPE StoreOnce Review

User-friendly with good deduplication and compression capabilities

What is our primary use case?

We are an IT integration company and this is a solution that we sell to our customers.

This solution is used for backing up data related to both central customers and branch customers.

Our experience is with an on-premises deployment model.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are deduplication and compression.

This is a user-friendly solution.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an emphasis placed on making data deduplication and compression more powerful.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have four years of experience with this solution.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The is an easy solution to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have had experience with technical support for this solution. Normally, we will contact them to discuss compatibility with a customer's environment. The support for this solution is the best in our country.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution was complex because our customer's solution was complex. It consisted of a backup solution, a server, and storage, which together made for complex infrastructure. 

The deployment took approximately one month.

Two people are required to perform maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

One of our engineers performed the deployment of this solution for our customer.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The solution that we suggest to our customers depends on their infrastructure. For example, if they have HP infrastructure then we propose HPE StoreOnce, but if they have a Dell Infrastructure then we might propose Dell EMC Data Domain. Normally, if they have a Microsoft Infrastructure then we propose this solution. These two solutions are similar in terms of pricing.

What other advice do I have?

HPE does not have a backup solution because they sold it to Micro Focus. It would be better if they had all of the components including the server, storage, and backup.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller.
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