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Zoher Abuzar
Real User
IT Infrastructure at Nakheel
Aug 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The speed and deduplication ratio are two of the most valuable features of the solution.

How has it helped my organization?

Nine years ago, we were relying on backup tapes only. Now, since we've moved to StoreOnce, as per the legal and compliance perspective we still have to use tapes, but we… more»

What needs improvement?

I'm using this product to save some files. It has a feature where I can make it as an SMB share. When I started using it for CIFS, the SMB share, had a limitation of… more»

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

The license is part of the hardware. You don't need to buy or renew it separately. StoreOnce comes in a package: hardware and software. All the licenses come with it… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't have another solution previously, in terms of backup storage, but in terms of software, I have used some other products like Windows deduplication. This… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using the private cloud deployment model. If you purchase the product, you will have peace of mind. You don't have to worry about the product at all. My only advice… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate Data Domain from EMC, but I didn't like it because Data Domain has other limitations. In terms of density per rack, it was using more rack capacity. Also… more»
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 three years without any issues. So that's all very good.

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 like that. Easily, man-hours have been cut down.

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 solution when we try it. I don't see any new features… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 down to one file drive or share and put everything in… 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 than you think. The product itself, nice features, it… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

EMC, I can't remember what it's called, but they have a booster technology software also. We chose HPE because we had Data Protector. So we needed that to integrate into the StoreOnce.
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Sheroz Ali
Real User
Data Center Implementation Engineer at a construction company with 11-50 employees
Sep 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to browse and get upgrades from the webpage. I can just go browse, then upgrade and update the firmware package. I manage StoreOnce from the OneView, which is an added advantage. The view of the portal is very good now. From a centralized… more»

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to have a connection to the cloud. The repository should have an extension to connect to the cloud and deposit the backups. I would like to have it perform data deduplication on Azure through the WAN optimizer and some of the featured hardware.

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

There are costs for additional storage and space.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product. We are customers but we have partners for purchasing only. I would recommend this product for its usage, the installation, the storage, and its management. It's easy to use compared to other products. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
FElmc Carl Palapal
Consultant
Sr. Infra. Support Egineer / Tech .Consultant at CANAR Office Systems, Co.
Aug 29 2019

What needs improvement?

The solution would be improved if it could also be used as a data store for VMware. Not only as a backup repository but as an archiving data store for VMware.

What other advice do I have?

For anybody looking for a robust backup solution that emulates a tape library, this is the product that they should go for. The only thing is that they cannot remove the data because it is appliance-based. They cannot, for example, manually remove the tape and bring it to another location. They would need to use replication for this. This product is not perfect, but I am quite satisfied with it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
Dmitriy Zhukovskjiy
Real User
Director of Server Department at IT-Integrator
Sep 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are deduplication and compression. This is a user-friendly solution.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an emphasis placed on making data deduplication and compression more powerful.

What other advice do I have?

HPE does not have a backup solution because they sold it to Micro Focus. It would be better if they had all of the components including the server, storage, and backup. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The solution that we suggest to our customers depends on their infrastructure. For example, if they have HP infrastructure then we propose HPE StoreOnce, but if they have a Dell Infrastructure then we might propose Dell EMC Data Domain. Normally, if they have a Microsoft Infrastructure then we… more»
Mostafa Atrash
Real User
Enterprise Solutions System Engineer at CMC
Sep 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of the solution is the catalyst feature. It can integrate with various other backup solutions.

What needs improvement?

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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Most of our customers are switching from other backup solutions. Many have switched, for example, from EMC Data Domain. It was the most popular in our country at one time but many people are moving to StoreOnce.

What other advice do I have?

We mainly work with the on-premises deployment model. We're an HPE partner. I would advise new users to check the integration if they already have a data solution in place. I would rate the solution ten out of ten.
Resit-Elbir
Real User
Presales System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Sep 08 2019

What do you think of HPE StoreOnce?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for deduplication and replication. We occasionally also use it for disaster recovery.

What is most valuable?

The catalyst capabilities of the solution is the most valuable feature. Its capability is the best on the market. We tell our customers specifically about this feature.  The interface is very user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The solution's pricing could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is quite stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been great. They are the best in the market. They're very responsive.

How was the initial

Madhukumar Adavi
User
Storage Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 01 2018

What do you think of HPE StoreOnce?

What is our primary use case?

Deduplication. As well, having Catalyst backups that are supported by HPE StoreOnce 6600 is very good for BURA.

How has it helped my organization?

It reduced larger backup windows where we have had to wait for days to complete one full backup of a larger database.

What is most valuable?

Catalyst backup is used to back up Oracle databases, and provides very good throughput during backups.

What needs improvement?

We are looking for Federated VTLs just like Federated Catalyst Store. Currently, VTLs can only be created on individual service sets and cannot be used to share the resources of other nodes. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.
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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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