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Pros
"If you have a large enough storage capacity then you can take an ample amount of data.""Deduplication is the most valuable feature.""The hardware is strong and all the equipment has a good infrastructure. Personally, I think it's the best storage product in HPE for small to medium-sized businesses.""Deduplication and compression are in a good ratio. It supports the HPE Catalyst protocol, which is much faster than NFS and other protocols. We use CommVault and Veeam, and these two solutions support the Catalyst protocol very well and are integrated at high speed. It is faster than normal access.""The most valuable features are the deduplication and compression capabilities.""The initial setup is one of the most user-friendly B2B user solutions. It's good, it's easy. Deployment usually takes less than one day. You only need one person for deployment and maintenance."

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"The archiving feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""The MN backup for a cluster is most valuable because it has made backing up the GSF as a zero-file system easier. I like its stability a lot. Over the years, I very rarely had a problem with it.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the centralized enterprise backup.""The licensing isn't very clear. They should work to simply or clarify the cost structure.""Good user interface.""Support of the IBM X platform and the backup data replication to DR are the most valuable features.""We like IBM Spectrum's versioning capabilities. It lets us specify how many versions of a file we want to keep and for how long. Also, the archive component of the software helps us a lot.""The most valuable feature is the backup speed."

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Cons
"The web interface, ease of use, and GUI all need to be improved.""The GUI and its user-friendliness have some room for improvement.""When it comes to upgrading, it always goes block-wise. One block is 48 TB raw capacity. It would be good if they can include a smaller capacity for SMB customers. Currently, it is not possible to increase in a smaller capacity. You have to buy the exact same unit. It would be great if they can provide a smaller next block. There are around 20 hard disks, and it would be really helpful if we can add 10 hard disks initially and 10 hard disks later.""HPE StoreOnce should come with a detailed installation guide.""Cloud integration needs to be simplified.""The solution should continue to refine its integration capabilities. I also see they are starting to use cloud integration as well, which is good, but they should do more to integrate with it."

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"The installation process could be simplified.""There needs to be a bit more automation.""They took some of the funding off of it for a while. Therefore, instead of being a market leader, they took their position for granted. Then some competitors developed new bells and whistles that they advertise, and due to that lag a few years ago, there are not the resources to explain the differences.""The initial setup is complex.""Generally, the implementation of virtualization could be improved. The workflow service and so on are not working properly.""Restoring massive files is a very time-consuming process.""It's difficult in terms of the configuration at set up. In our case, it required another admin, one person dedicated to the backup.""The solution could be more user-friendly and provide better monitoring. The monitoring should be improved first since it is a higher priority."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have got a perpetual license, and we have access to all the features. If you are using cloud banks, you can store the internal data in HPE Cloud if needed. You can offload the data to the HPE Cloud. It is a licensed product. We have got around 10 TB of cloud bank storage with a one-time payment. We specifically took 10 TB for very critical offsite backups. We can also increase it in blocks if needed.""Price-wise, it comes with a high price tag when compared to other products.""The cost of HPE StoreOnce is very expensive."

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"It's very complicated. Licensing is a pain.""I don't have an idea about the pricing. They send that over to someone else, but I know that one of the issues they had was the licensing costs. I don't think they were happy with how they were charged.""Its licensing is complex, and its price is not really reasonable. It is on the expensive side. IBM, in general, is slightly expensive, but with IBM Spectrum for the virtual environment, they are looking into the aspect of helping customers with the cost and providing a cost-effective solution.""Its licensing is complicated. It goes by CPUs, and it is pretty expensive as well.""The pricing model of this solution is another difficult area, it's very sophisticated in the way they charge. It's based on PBU, which is a type of processor, how, many processors, and you need to put everything into an equation. However, they have different ways of charging or licensing. One way is a back-end volume or front-end volume, which is quite complicated.""We have capacity licensing. We use the front end. The capacity licensing is pretty okay on the licensing price. I used to use the old PVU-based licensing in the early environment, but now we use capacity-based licensing.""It is fairly reasonable as compared to other solutions in the market.""One can go with either a PVU licensing model or a capacity based licensing model. Either solution does not block the usage, if over used."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Deduplication and compression are in a good ratio. It supports the HPE Catalyst protocol, which is much faster than NFS and other protocols. We use CommVault and Veeam, and these two solutions support… more »
Top Answer: We have got a perpetual license, and we have access to all the features. If you are using cloud banks, you can store the internal data in HPE Cloud if needed. You can offload the data to the HPE… more »
Top Answer: When it comes to upgrading, it always goes block-wise. One block is 48 TB raw capacity. It would be good if they can include a smaller capacity for SMB customers. Currently, it is not possible to… more »
Top Answer: It is a very good and mature enterprise product. Once it is set up and everything is put in, you don't have to manage it. It actually runs automatically by itself.
Top Answer: The pricing model of this solution is another difficult area, it's very sophisticated in the way they charge. It's based on PBU, which is a type of processor, how, many processors, and you need to put… more »
Top Answer: In terms of features, they've got it all covered. The features they have are quite good. The only downside to it is that it is for an enterprise or big organization. In my opinion, it is not for a… more »
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Also Known As
HP StoreOnce
IBM TSM, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
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Overview

HP StoreOnce Backup is a data backup solution that provides a consistent, high-performance, scale-out architecture for your entire enterprise. Reduce the amount of backup data capacity by 95 percent, and choose between powerful dedicated appliances for data centers, or flexible virtual appliances for smaller and remote offices.

IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) is a data protection platform that gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery. It is the flagship product in the IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) family. It enables reliable, cost effective backups and fast recovery for virtual, physical and cloud environments of all sizes.
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Sample Customers
Eurobank Serbia
CERN, Einstein Healthcare, Nyherji, Allianz Australia, TZM, ABT Online, NCT, Kindred Healthcare Inc., Cobalt Iron, TransGrid, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Cash America, Piedmont Healthcare, RWGV, Arkansas Tech University, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider9%
Healthcare Company9%
Construction Company8%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Healthcare Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
University8%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise51%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC, NetApp, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others in Deduplication Software. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE StoreOnce is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 7 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 37 reviews. HPE StoreOnce is rated 8.2, while IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of HPE StoreOnce writes "Very reliable, good deduplication and compression ratio, and supports the HPE Catalyst protocol". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Great stability, reliability, and scalability, but very difficult to manage and get support". HPE StoreOnce is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, Veeam Backup & Replication, ExaGrid EX and Veritas NetBackup Appliance, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Azure Backup and Veeam Agent for Linux.

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