We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the deduplication and compression capabilities."
"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."
"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."
"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 solution can be used for all Office 365 applications."
"The GUI and its user-friendliness have some room for improvement."
"The web interface, ease of use, and GUI all need to be improved."
"Cloud integration needs to be simplified."
"HPE StoreOnce should come with a detailed installation guide."
"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."
"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."
"It would be nice if the solution was more complete. Many customers are looking for a single solution or silo that they can manage everything from. It would be nice, instead of having different products, if everything a client needed was in one solution."
"Price-wise, it comes with a high price tag when compared to other products."
"The cost of HPE StoreOnce is very expensive."
"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."
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.
NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault) cloud-integrated storage provides secure, fast back up data to any cloud at up to 90% lower cost compared with on-premises solutions. Cloud Backup gives you the power to tap into cloud economics while preserving investments in your existing backup infrastructure and lets you meet your backup and recovery service levels.
HPE StoreOnce is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 7 reviews while NetApp AltaVault is ranked 9th in Deduplication Software with 1 review. HPE StoreOnce is rated 8.2, while NetApp AltaVault is rated 8.0. 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 NetApp AltaVault writes "Easy to use, easy to install, and simple to retrieve backups". HPE StoreOnce is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, Veeam Backup & Replication, ExaGrid EX and Dell EMC PowerVault, whereas NetApp AltaVault is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault, AWS Storage Gateway, Veritas NetBackup and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain).
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