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Bryce Farmilo
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at theCloud Limited
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are the ease of use, the reliability, and the exceptional deduplication that we get across that data that we... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the service provider business, we are competing with a large number of other organizations and a lot of the time price is what matters to... more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see some improvements in the Veeam Backup & Replication integration. It's good, but it has a lot of room to improve. In... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

To be honest, we were quite happy with the price, but we always want things cheaper than they are. I think for what we got, we felt that the... more»

What other advice do I have?

I wouldn't want to say it's perfect because there is room to improve, but for what we are using it for, we are finding it does the job really... more»
it_user476379
Real User
Network Administrator at a mining and metals company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable feature is the catalyst technology, which is in the StoreOnce appliance. It allows us to really hit our backup... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's really given us more confidence in our backup procedures and our DR. It's also really just been beneficial because it's kind of replaced a... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest thing I think can be improved upon would be direct tape from the StoreOnce device so that we could actually ... We archive our... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Due to a lot of retention, we've been having to retain a lot of things for compliance. We were running out of space on our older system, and... more»

What other advice do I have?

Really to talk to a reseller. Our reseller that helped us out a lot was CDW, and we really talked to a reseller. If at all possible, to make... more»
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it_user476382
Real User
Technology Leader - Storage at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 15 2017

What is most valuable?

I would say the reliability, the ease of use, and the simple upgrades are the most valuable features. We did quite a bit of capacity upgrades in... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to stop using physical tapes, so we saved money on the tape storage. It allows us to have better DR capabilities because... more»

What needs improvement?

We had some growing pains, which was due to our internal issues. We were rushed to get it installed, and didn't necessarily do all the proper... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were running legacy virtual tape libraries through HPE and stuff a ton, and we needed the ability to replace those older systems. The latest... more»

What other advice do I have?

Nothing's perfect, but the speed we get from the system, the deduplication we get from the system, the replication, it all works as designed. We... more»
Philip Sellers
Real User
Solutions Engineer at AmWINS Group, Inc.
Dec 04 2016

What is most valuable?

It was primarily about the deduplication technology, and that's what brought it in the door for us. We were looking for something to offset our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The D2D capabilities have speeded backups.

What needs improvement?

The issues that I have aren't with the hardware itself. It's with our backup solution, it's with some of the other things that interact with... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

License Catalyst. It is really the best performing interface for StoreOnce - so ensure whatever backup solution you are looking at has native... more»

What other advice do I have?

I don't think it has anything much to do with the StoreOnce solution from a hardware perspective. That seems to be really solid, but you've got... more»
IctDirec9ef2
Real User
ICT & KPO Director at INglass S.p.A.
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

It's cost effective, technologically advanced, and very scalable. It integrates with the rest of the HPE infrastructure, like 3PAR, for example.

How has it helped my organization?

From a business point of view, it enables us to pay closer attention to our caps and our competitive cost level. Because it integrates with... more»

What needs improvement?

I would mostly want to see some technical improvements in some very specific areas. For example, a feature that is missing, compared to the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The previous system reached its end of life and it was becoming obsolete. It was no longer performing enough for the company. Business is... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to colleagues is to deeply explore the features of StoreOnce because they have improved in the last year. StoreOnce is not the market... more»
Yann Caron
Real User
IT Infrastructure Manager at Olympique Lyonnais Groupe
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

For us, we can save a lot on storage costs for doing backups. It integrates seamlessly with our backup solution, which is a third-party... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It works great for backing up Windows. Backups are much quicker now. Previously, it took 15-16 hours every day. Now it takes 3-4 hours maximum.... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a better integration with Active Directory to identify users. Currently, we need to create separate accounts, so we need to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We built an almost entirely new IT infrastructure for a new stadium that we built. The new infrastructure had a lot more than it had before; so... more»

What other advice do I have?

Look into intuitive solutions for storage space. Deduplication is really efficient. You can do deduplication directly with Veeam, the backup... more»
Sysadmin2266
User
Sysadmin
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

It's easy to backup data, manage. Also I did a lot of firmware upgrades that went fine. And it's a product that's been running now for nearly... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I do not spend as much time on it because we can virtualize the tape drives and use Catalyst functions. Not nearly as many tapes or anything... more»

What needs improvement?

We have a contract for the next release. We haven't received that product yet. I expect the same thing from it. Not anything new, just a bigger... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The solution was that we could use Catalyst software, which would say that we don't need this many virtual tape drives. We could just clamp it... more»

What other advice do I have?

Think about how much you need to backup compared to how much storage you need when you size. The sizing is critical because you end up using... more»
reviewer567960
Real User
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of StoreOnce are ease-of-use and ease-of-configuration when compared to the old IBM Tivoli... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits compared to the old solution are broad flexibility, ease-of-configuration, and ease-of-maintenance. We use... more»

What needs improvement?

For us, nothing is missing at the moment and over time this will probably become clearer. We are going towards the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Everybody wants to see lower cost, but pricing was competitive.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were basically upgrading the whole data center and we wanted to stick with one vendor as a provider of all the... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to use trusted advisors. You can only know so much. It's good to discuss things with an advisor. When... more»
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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.

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