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.


Valuable Features

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.

Improvements to 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

Room for Improvement

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

Use of Solution

We have used this product since 2010.

Deployment Issues

We have had no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues

We have had no stability issues.

Scalability Issues

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.

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.

Previous Solutions

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

Initial Setup

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

Implementation Team

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

ROI

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

Other Advice

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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