Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with HPE StoreOnce.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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.
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.
I would like to see an emphasis placed on making data deduplication and compression more powerful.
The solution's pricing could be improved.
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.
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.
This product would be improved with the inclusion of more features to security or WORM.
The product could be improved with better support for data protection.
We are looking for Federated VTLs just like Federated Catalyst Store. Currently, VTLs can only be created on individual service sets and cannot be used to share the resources of other nodes.