HPE StoreVirtual Review

It gives us the ability to assign Servers/LUNs to a physical/logical site for better access, avoiding high-latency connections.

Valuable Features

  • Multi-site SAN (near-real-time replication)
  • Ability to assign Servers/LUNs to a physical/logical site for better access avoiding high-latency connections
  • Space reclamation
  • Thin/full provisioning
  • Maintenance and support is easy to do.
  • There are two 10GB ports present next to four GB ports, which makes it easy to upgrade the network .

Improvements to My Organization

Server provisioning and capacity expansion are much easier than before.

Room for Improvement

StoreVirtual should offer QoS per v-disk or ISCSi.

Use of Solution

We've been using the 4500 for three years, and the 4730 for one year.

Deployment Issues

We had no deployment issues.

Stability Issues

There were no issues with the stability.

Scalability Issues

We have had no issues scaling it for our needs.

Customer Service and Technical Support

9/10 From disk replacement to software support, the response from technical support is always excellent.

Previous Solutions

Initially, we used a HP entry level "SAN" HP P2000 G2. It was for our initial virtualization project.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was pretty straightforward as HP did a good job providing excellent documentation and best practices.

Implementation Team

We implemented it via an in-house service. Testing different workloads on your SAN is a good idea. This helps you to have a comparison point for later users. In case people encounter trouble in production, you can then easily compare performance with the different workloads.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Over a period of five years, we created 40-45 VMs. Previously, we had a physical server, storage, and backup solution, which was about $5,000 per server. We made a serious savings compared to the price of the SAN solution.

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