HPE StoreVirtual Review

It needs support for clustering different disk nodes. It offers basic storage services and easy clustering.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the clustering. To be honest, this storage isn’t a particularly a good storage, but it offers basic storage services and easy clustering. I would say that if this storage were a school kid, many other storage solutions would bully it.

What needs improvement?

It needs support for clustering different disk nodes - nodes of different sizes.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used it for seven months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have had no issues with the deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The failover is pretty slow, especially if you are using VMware storage.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has scaled to our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8-9/10

Technical Support:

8-9/10

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

This was already in the company when I joined.

How was the initial setup?

It’s kind of a primitive storage with limited options, so if someone has already worked with a proper storage solution, this won’t cause any headaches during the implementation. It's an easy click-click process after you have downloaded the management tool.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What other advice do I have?

You shouldn't buy it, and get HP MSA or something similar.

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