HPE StoreOnce Room for 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 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.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.
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.View full review »
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.
Pricing could be reduced
The GUI and its user-friendliness have some room for improvement.View full review »
FElmc Carl Palapal
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.View full review »
Project and Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
HPE StoreOnce should come with a detailed installation guide.View full review »
I would like to see an emphasis placed on making data deduplication and compression more powerful.View full review »
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.View full review »
I'd like to see the cloud integration simplified. It would also be good if they could reduce the cost of the product.
The solution's pricing could be improved.