HPE StoreVirtual Reviews

HPE StoreVirtual is the #6 ranked solution of our top Software Defined Storage (SDS) tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to VMware vSAN - HPE StoreVirtual vs VMware vSAN

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Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Feb 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is hardware independent. The scalability is very good and does not cause it to lose any of its performance.

What needs improvement?

I'm not sure if HP is integrating various platforms and coming out with newer options on this solution. It needs to be upgraded from time to time. There are some upgrades which are due to take in new features. The solution needs to ensure it is on par with the industry in terms of availability of features and various other options.

What other advice do I have?

We are an IT systems integrator. We have worked with Check Point and Sophos in the past. We are also evaluating Palo Alto for our customers. We are not just dealing with StoreVirtual on its own. This used to be a LeftHand Networks product, which HP acquired. I would definitely recommend the solution to other organizations. I would suggest that they have to remember to benchmark it with respect to… more »
Pepijn Deneut
Real User
System Admin at Stad wervik
Mar 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The synchronous replication is the solution's most valuable feature for our organization. All the features we need are available in this product. It's a well-rounded solution.

What needs improvement?

The management aspect of the solution needs to be improved in order to make the product stronger.

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

For our organization, I believe the cost is 16,000 Euros for a three-year license. It costs a bit more to do the maintenance on our servers as well. It's also on an HP ProLiant server and an… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used a different HP solution. We switched because this solution was less expensive and much more scalable.

What other advice do I have?

We use the solution on a daily basis. In general, we have about 350 individuals on it. They are largely a mix of engineers and architects. The product we are currently using is at end-of-life, so it's… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other options before choosing this solution.
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Chamith Perera
Real User
Senior Systems Specialist and Pre-Sales at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Mar 12 2020

What is most valuable?

There's less downtime. All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized. Deduplication, compression features, replication, global mirroring and all the basic features you would expect are there.

What needs improvement?

In our country, Qatar, most of the industry isn't using too much HP. StoreVirtual doesn't move fast. It's not a popular product. A virtualization platform should be added to this platform. It's not an active-active cluster. It's… more »

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

The StoreVirtual solution is a hardware product, so the customer only purchases licenses on a one-time basis. I have no idea of the exact pricing for that, however. Unless the customer wants to add specific features like replication, all… more »

What other advice do I have?

StoreVirtual is mostly a mid-range to enterprise-level storage solution. In terms of performance, it's quite good. However, now we have some other products which are even better than HP itself. It's still a good solution. It's just a more… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We're interested in evaluating other solutions such as Red Hat and IBM Spectrum.
Vebjorn Nergaard
Real User
Senior IT Engineer at Guard Automation AS
Feb 10 2020

What is most valuable?

The management is very easy. The solution is very stable. The solution offers good patching.

What needs improvement?

The challenge we have right now is that the product reaches its end of life in October of 2022. They should continue producing this solution. The initial setup could be simplified to make it easier for new users. The solution should offer a… more »

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

In terms of pricing, for one terabyte, it's free. For four terabytes it's about 2,500 Euros. If you go further up it costs around 10,000 Euros if you want to go to 10 terabytes.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've previously used Openfiler. Openfiler didn't have the network RAID, and it didn't synchronize. It was just for one storage solution.

What other advice do I have?

We're an HPE partner. The solution is deployed as an OVS file. It's an appliance, It's installed as a virtual machine on VMware. It's a very good solution. Since it's free for the one terabyte, and it's a very stable solution, it's a good… more »
Qi He
Reseller
Presales engineering, Data center solution architect at SYSTEC TECHNOLOGY INC.
Mar 09 2020

What needs improvement?

As for features that can be improved, it is a costly solution. Maybe upgrading to the new model is better. Additionally, it could be more scalable, the scalability can be more loaded. Lastly, it could use SD to rehash hybrid storage.

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

It costs less than $10,000 for one machine. If it costs more than 15% higher than this, then the customer may change to another solution.

What other advice do I have?

StoreVirtual is a single loader converter. Normally, we will sell NetApp and they scale out some dispatch systems software storage. I know some customers are using the Veeam Manager when it is just a small amount of data and they are using the local hard disk and they want to share storage. We also use the Veeam edition. But now, most customers are more interested in the hyper-converged systems… more »
Reseller
Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 31 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the stability and that it's robust. It's is one of the reasons that we have been dealing with HP for so many years.

What needs improvement?

One of the areas that need improvement is the consolidated management platform, to manage all of the nodes from one place and the licensing around that. There is an issue that I have found with many hyper-converged solutions or systems that you build out into a hyper-converged platform, which is… more »

What other advice do I have?

We have trouble selling other partner's products because HPE is very well suited for our market, where we are located. HPE is a very good contender. I work a lot with Cisco and HP but today the products are very much on par as far as availability and performance are concerned. HPE support in my area… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Some of the main differences between Cisco and HPE are the single configuration point where you can control the entire system. Both the hardware and the converged infrastructure. Cisco's management interface seems to be a bit better.
Ronnie Johnstone
Real User
Group ICT Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 24 2020

What do you think of HPE StoreVirtual?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is administration of archival records. I'm the group ICT manager and we're customers of HPE StoreVirtual.

What is most valuable?

The valuable features of the solution are its flexibility, application and scalability.

What needs improvement?

I think the user interface could be improved as well as the general ease of use. You're not looking to spend tens of thousands of dollars on these applications. What you're trying to do is simplify things. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for 15 months. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is fine.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We're just getting into the next phase, but…
Consultant
HPE Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 20 2020

What is most valuable?

HPE StoreVirtual is very easy to use from the management console. The interface is very good. This solution is very easy to deploy. The performance is very good.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have this solution easily integrate with VMware.

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is that when compared to other products, automatic tiering, availability, and disaster recovery are very good. This solution also integrates well with the Recovery Management Center. We have a backup solution for VMware and Hyper-V, and it is simple to use with HPE StoreVirtaul. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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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.

Also known as
HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
HPE StoreVirtual customers

NBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics

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