HPE StoreVirtual Review

While it's a simple system to work with, at the same time it gives a high level of data availability and resilience.


What is most valuable?

While it's a simple system to work with, at the same time it gives a high level of data availability and resilience. We can utilize our existing hardware and save energy in cooling costs.

How has it helped my organization?

HP StoreVirtual added the benefits of a shared storage to a highly-virtualized environment:

  • Live migration
  • High availability
  • Data protection (snapshots)
  • Better performance

What needs improvement?

I would like to have the option to configure and get detailed alerts from the Centralized Management Console.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this product since 2010.

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?

We have had no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

When it was deployed, we were just building our VM environment, and it's scaled out as our needs grew. We've had no issues with being unable to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is brilliant.

Technical Support:

Technical support is brilliant. HP technical support is great for sorting out the little issues as they arise.

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

We did not use a different solution. We chose StoreVirtual as it ticked many boxes in regards to our needs.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. As long as you have some experience with storage systems, you should be fine.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation was all completed in-house with some input from an HP partner.

What was our ROI?

I would estimate our ROI to be somewhere around 600%.

What other advice do I have?

It’s a good, solid product. Make sure you get the HP care pack as you need it to access updates. If you can’t fit in your budget a hardware SAN, this is a good alternative.

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