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Anonymous User
Real User
Socio at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Enables us to build highly available shared storage from a standard rack server, such as HPE Proliant DL. However, it is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Shared storage in the organization allowed for higher availability and simplified server maintenance.

What needs improvement?

Configuration of application integrated snapshots for VMware is convoluted and it did not work immediately.

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

Review the licensing options, because the smaller licenses are time limited. If you buy a five-year license, not only does… more»

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

We did not use a different solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

Spend some time reading StoreVirtual best practices and consider buying redundant solid switches, like HPE Aruba ProCurve… more»
Brady Wilson
Real User
CTO at Opus Interactive
Jun 18 2017

What is most valuable?

I guess on the top of the list is certainly ease of use. We're a smaller company, and we don't have a lot of engineers who can dedicate their time… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It offers, while still affordable, a really high end storage solution that I can present to my customers.

What needs improvement?

For this particular product, I was talking to one of their storage people about it. They already added the few things that I needed. So I don't… more»

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

This is actually what we selected when we started this search. When selecting a vendor, cost is there, of course, but more than that, some of the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say with this particular solution, you're getting a lot when it comes in price point. You're getting a lot of features compared to some of… more»
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Julio Cesar Bortolotti
Real User
Infrastructure Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 11 2017

What do you think of HPE StoreVirtual?

What is most valuable?

We use a lot of StoreVirtual to replicate the customer's environment, two or three different sites, and it's quick and easy to use. The interface and the installation makes it easy as it's all in one piece of hardware and it doesn't need to be connected to anything else.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice if there were more parts available in Brazil and HPE could swap out faulty equipment quicker.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable and I don't remember the last time that it was unavailable. We have the occasional disk failure, but that doesn't stop it from working.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I don't know the limits, but we can support all our customers with StoreVirtual.

How is

Anonymous User
Real User
Senior IT Officer
Dec 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* Stability * Flexibility

How has it helped my organization?

The stability and flexibility are the greatest improvements to our organization.

What needs improvement?

I can't say at the moment. I'm happy with it right now. There is always room to improve.

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

Before this we were just using a physical service and then moved to the virtual environment using VSA. Our partner recommended this solution. We… more»

What other advice do I have?

When deciding on a vendor to go with we look at * service * stability * performance. Explore it yourself. Talk to your colleagues, talk to the… more»
Eleny Goritsas
Real User
Sales Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
May 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The biggest thing about it is the LeftHand OS. One of the key features about it is that when you buy either a VSA license or a StoreVirtual appliance, all your software's included. You're not adding parts and pieces. Again, you can expand the… more»

What needs improvement?

It comes down to the information that you get. If you're doing the 10Gb adapters, SFPs don't come with it, but it doesn't say that. It might say that somewhere else, but it's not clear. Depending on if you go DAK or optical, it could be like… more»

What other advice do I have?

LeftHand OS has been around forever, and it's a proven product, and it's easy to use.
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer - Storage and Virtualization at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 10 2017

What do you think of HPE StoreVirtual?

What is most valuable?

We originally had LeftHand which are morphing into StoreVirtual. We use it in our remote offices and don’t have many issues with it. We are currently collapsing everything down into a DL380.

For how long have I used the solution?

The StoreVirtual is rather new for us. We're still in the process of making a homegrown hyper-convergence system with the StoreVirtual product.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The LeftHands themselves have been very stable. We're moving to the VSA on the DL380s.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We aren’t sure of the scalability yet but are aiming to find out soon.

How is customer service and technical support?

HPE support is very good. I've never had an issue with it. HPE stands…
SimonBegin
User
Counsel
Mar 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* Data replication (Network RAID 10) * Simplicity of not having to buy FC or FCoE SAN. Instead, we buy servers with their own storage.

How has it helped my organization?

Data is stored in two different places, leveraging more security and availability. Therefore, network problems are having less affect on iSCSI. We also plan to build a Metro Cluster using VSA.

What needs improvement?

Product looks like it is in the end of development. HPE will be probably be merging with SimpliVity. I hope they will continue the product as we already have multiple HW servers besides HPE, and a software SDS means more flexibility for us.
Anonymous User
Real User
System and Network Administrator at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of HPE StoreVirtual?

How has it helped my organization?

Input/Output (I/O) has greatly improved. Easy updates without taking down storage and virtual machines (VMs). HA is now a real possibility which I could not fully achieve with normal NAS datastores.

What is most valuable?

Ease of carving out storage. The seamlessness behind the scenes of block management. I just let it do its thing. I don't worry too much about it.

What needs improvement?

Licensing is not exactly straightforward, but not the worst I have ever seen.  

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What is HPE StoreVirtual?

HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.

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HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
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