HPE StoreOnce Room for Improvement

IT Infrastructure at Nakheel

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 1,000,005 only. Considering 1,000,000 objects are in one share, it's too limiting.

The appliance doesn't have global deduplication, it has StoreOnce deduplication. It does not deduplicate across the appliance, it will deduplicate in one particular store. With global deduplication, I could store more data.

This appliance currently doesn't have SSD drives. I'm not sure if new models include them, but I believe if they can include NVMe or SSD drives as a cache device, they can increase the backup speed a lot and that can help with the global deduplication.

One of the reasons to not enable global deduplication was to not impact the backup and restore speed, but I believe if they include a cache device like NVMe or SSDs, then the drawback of enabling global deduplication can be removed. 

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Head of Hosting & LAN Services at Lanka Communication Services (Pvt) Ltd.

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.

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Senior Information Security Consultant at Future Telecom

We didn't like anything about this product. For example:

  • It is not easy to restore data on the fly. The backup and restore processes are very complex.
  • Backing up data is slow, as it is a tape backup system
  • The web interface, ease of use, and GUI all need to be improved.
  • It needs better integration with other products, such as the ability to store backups in the cloud or in Microsoft Azure.
  • They lack reporting functionality. All of the reports are just CSV files and you have to compile your own reports. When you look at other backup solutions, they have reporting and alerting built-in. You can also create customized reports with them, but not with StoreOnce.
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Deputy General Manager at Lb

We did not find the accompanying software, Data Protector, very useful. Instead, we purchased a separate backup utility called Arcserve Backup.

One of the drawbacks of this product is that you cannot add another disk array when you reach capacity. Scaling is very costly because you have to buy a new box.

In the future, I would like to see built-in, hardware-level protection against ransomware attacks.

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Data Center Implementation Engineer at a construction company with 11-50 employees

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.

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Senior Systems Specialist and Pre-Sales at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

Pricing could be reduced

The GUI and its user-friendliness have some room for improvement.

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Sr. Infra. Support Egineer / Tech .Consultant at CANAR Office Systems, Co.

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.

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Project and Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

HPE StoreOnce should come with a detailed installation guide. 

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Director of Server Department at IT-Integrator

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

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Sr. Enterprise Solutions Engineer at CMC

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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Technical Consultant at Intelligent Business Solutions

I'd like to see the cloud integration simplified. It would also be good if they could reduce the cost of the product. 

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Presales System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The solution's pricing could be improved. 

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