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Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

HP StoreOnce

3 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is a good fit for anyone looking for draas or backup as a service with Bluechip.co.uk being able to tailor a solution to fit your need if you are a medium size business looking to protect over 20TB of source data on a mix of virtual and physical servers in your datacentre our hosted within our state of the art datacentres.
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HP StoreOnce

If you are looking for a backup infrastructure which is efficient and compatible for both file system and block level backup, then HPE StoreOnce is a great choice. It's easy to configure and easy to manage. We didn't have to hire a separate storage expert to set up StoreOnce for us. The HPE team helped our system admins and it was a easy to configure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
HP StoreOnce
8.3
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
HP StoreOnce
6.7
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
HP StoreOnce
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
HP StoreOnce
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
HP StoreOnce
10.0
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
HP StoreOnce
8.3
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
HP StoreOnce
9.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
HP StoreOnce
9.0

Pros

  • Reliable and easy to deploy backup solution with low administration overhead.
  • Fast backup solution with low impact on production systems as it backs them up.
  • Dedup and replication of backed up data between sites and with streamsnap very quick recovery on dr site.
  • Great customer support with quick response to changing demands.
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  • Backups to HPE StoreOnce device is very efficient. This is particularly because we are using all SSD (flash ) devices in our HPE StoreOnce infrastructure.
  • The compaction ratio with HPE StoreOnce is amazing which reduces our total storage footprint by upto 95%.
  • It supports both block storage and file system storage. This is especially beneficial since we wanted one backup infrastructure for both our application and database backups.
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Cons

  • Single file restore has always been an issue but hopefully will be added soon.
  • Physical server backup restoring has always been tricky but achievable.
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  • We had a little trouble sending backups of physical servers using SMBv1 protocol to SMBv2 CIFS shares. We had to implement a work around but it would have been nice if StoreOnce could be smart enough to take care of SMB version automatically.
  • There is no native Catalyst Store replication from one StoreOnce device to another StoreOnce. The replication has to be handled by the backup software which is backing up to one StoreOnce device. This puts an extra overhead on the source.
  • HPE StoreOnce command line is a little complicated for beginners. It takes a little while to get familiar with how to leverage it.
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Usability

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HP StoreOnce9.0
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My team who are currently administering HPE StoreOnce do not come from a storage background. We still didn't had to struggle much configuring and using HPE StoreOnce. Of course, HPE team was very helpful in smooth technology transition. For critical errors, we already have phone home feature enabled and HPE support team has been excellent and their response time in dealing with technical errors/incidents.
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Support

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HP StoreOnce9.0
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We had couple of incidents so far and HPE support team was very proactive through the process until the incident was closed satisfactorily.
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Alternatives Considered

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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NetApp is a great product and very well established in market. But HPE StoreOnce features like scalability using disk based duplication that lowers the backup footprint. It is very well coupled with HPE Recovery Manager Central provides backup protection and backup efficiency. We were also offered a nice discount while choosing HPE StoreOnce.
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Return on Investment

  • We have managed to scale up the size of our environment without the need for extra admin overhead.
  • Over 99% backups complete.
  • Solution is robust and quick to scale to meet demands.
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  • We are pleased to use HPE StoreOnce for our backup infrastructure. We did not had to hire a separate storage folks and this has greatly cut down on our cost.
  • HPE StoreOnce is very fast and efficient. We have not had any complaints of backups going slow.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

HP StoreOnce

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details