HPE StoreVirtual Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Infrastructure Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I give the replication feature a 10 out of 10. The GUI for snapshot replication gives you a lot of flexibility to schedule asynchronous replication, bandwidth control, and disk-rebuild resource allotment. High Availability is a 10 out of 10,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we bid on projects and scope out the work, we usually will have three design iterations that we follow -- a Multi-Site, Single-Site P4500, or Single-Site P4300 class setup -- depending on what is needed. All three build-outs use the same... more»

What needs improvement?

For disk utilization I give it a 7 out of 10. In the typical network RAID 10 coupled with horizontal shelf RAID 5, you lose over 55% of your disk. But this is a price I am willing to pay to have highly-available storage. I would look into... more»
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Consultant
President at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

The HPE StoreVirtual Network RAID-10 (mirroring between nodes) is the most valuable feature. This allows for multi-node redundancy. If one node fails, the other in the cluster picks up the entire load. I have had nodes fail due to upgrade and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I administer a 100% virtual environment. To use the HPE StoreVirtual VSA edition, I did not have to buy an expensive external array. I was able to create two 3.27TB usable HPE VSAs from all the older disks I had laying around. Granted,... more»

What needs improvement?

The management console upgrade needs a bit of work. In some cases, it will not upgrade due to the non-removal of other HPE StoreVirtual Components. Be sure to remove other components first. The other issue is a login issue. There is a... more»
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Real User
Manager Infrastructure Engineering at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

That my team can manage it. The server guys can actually manage the storage on their own. It was easy for them to learn to use the console and provision the storage quickly. It was a long, painful process to get storage from the storage team... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's easy to set up, easy for my team to manage, the tools are pretty easy to learn, and it's important for us to be able to provision storage quickly in my environment, so as soon as we get a new node in, we can get it up and running very... more»

What needs improvement?

The only thing that comes to mind was we had some issues with once we used up storage and then moved it out and had empty, white space areas, but getting that storage back is a long, painful process. You actually have to run a manual command... more»
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Consultant
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

We are running a training lab environment with ever changing setup and, therefore, iSCSI is the most flexible solution to provide storage to any point inside our datacenter. HP StoreVirtual is a scale-out, clustered iSCSI storage solution... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the past, we were exclusively Fibre-Channel focused with all the associated disadvantages of running a separate FC SAN with particular array types. Every host we wanted to connect to shared storage had to have an HBA installed. With iSCI... more»

What needs improvement?

From my perspective, these things are missing: * Homogeneous management of 3PAR, StoreVirtual and MSA * Remote Copy * Integration of Priority Optimization with VMware vSphere and vVols on the VM level straight from the vSphere web client *... more»
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Real User
IT Manager for Infrastructure at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

StoreVirtual has been real good for us. We started with the original P4300 LeftHand SANs before they became StoreVirtual. What I love about those is the two nodes and the mirroring back and forth, and you can't lose anything. It's very solid, and we haven't really had any trouble with those either. We have a newer StoreVirtual that we've connected to one of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The things we like best about it is just that it's safe, it's reliable, it's easy to transfer data back and forth, it's easy to replicate elsewhere. We've been very happy with them.
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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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