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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar

This software is well suited for companies that want to be very in control of their backups but need a simple tool. It could be convenient for them to just buy their own node, locate it in a different location, and set up the jobs for their machines to backup to the cloud with the specific plugins. However, it would not be convenient for companies looking to have a tool that needs to be secure and compliant, and that need to have different other options for business continuity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE 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.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
HPE StoreOnce
8.5
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
HPE StoreOnce
8.7
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
HPE StoreOnce
8.3
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
HPE StoreOnce
8.7
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
HPE StoreOnce
10.0
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
HPE StoreOnce
8.7
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
HPE StoreOnce
8.7
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
HPE StoreOnce
8.7
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
HPE StoreOnce
9.0
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
HPE StoreOnce
9.0

Pros

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar performs data deduplication on the remote host. This greatly reduces the amount of traffic that each backup requires. This even applies to the virtual environment through change block tracking. Backup times are reduced from hours to minutes.
  • The management interface makes it easy to configure and maintain data retention periods. Many times certain data must be kept for an extended period of time. There is a specific menu for managing retention periods.
  • The system is able to recover itself from a hard failure with virtually no loss of backups. There is a checkpoint taken each day that provides a recovery point in the event of a catastrophic failure. Since this is a node based system, the loss of more than one node could require a recovery be performed.
  • While another grid must be purchased, the replication utility allows all backups to be replicated to another grid at a remote location. This ensures the resilience of the backups in the event there is the loss of the primary data center.
  • Also works on HCI devices performing image-level backups as in our primary data center environment
  • There is also now an All-in-One appliance for smaller locations
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

  • File uploads and querying the backup repository is quite fast, given that we have so many backups and a good retention period.
  • A free add on "HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Plugin for RMAN" was a great benefit. We saved the cost of buying an additional backup infrastructure for our databases.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC Avamar

  • The client interface has constant JAVA issues and can be slow and chunky. We have often had issues with current versions of JAVA breaking it so it will not even run.
  • The backup clients are split out for function. Although this makes them light, it also makes it cumbersome to upgrade clients. The naming scheme can also be confusing for the clients.
Tim Knarr | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

  • For fastest performance and best dedupe, ISV software supporting Catalyst required
  • VTL capability requires more overhead and space due to aging policies, etc.
  • Use of CIFS/SMB for backups is significantly slower than Catalyst.
Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The system overall is easy to monitor and see your backup/restore status. The user interface could use updating as it relies on Java and any updates to Java cause the interface to stop working need to be reinstalled
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

HPE StoreOnce 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Support is very convincing, always eager to solve issues from the root rather than workaround, don't hesitate to take webex, describe the issues to the core and recommend configuration to avoid further issues. We can ask few questions other than the main issue. They don't hesitate to answer.
Ratnodeep Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

HPE StoreOnce 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had couple of incidents so far and HPE support team was very proactive through the process until the incident was closed satisfactorily.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Avamar

Avamar has simplied the back up approach in their VE edition and is much easier to use than Data Protector. Backing up multiple VMs takes minutes instead of hours now. Creating policies, retentions, and schedules, is vastly improved and much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

Some of our staff have worked with Baracuda, so it was a recommended product. But after our evaluation, we decided to use StoreOnce because of the types of backup, ease of administration, and cost savings.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar served our organization very well for many years. It was absolutely the best solution of its day.
  • We did the fork-lift upgrade twice to continue with Avamar. We could not continue to support this model of upgrades.
  • Our final decision to replace Avamar was when the nodes filled with meta-data while we had plenty of data domain space for backups.
  • We've spent too much engineer time babysitting the product.
Paul Lemmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

  • While not completely eliminating tape, it has relegated the use of tape to monthly and annual backups for compliance. It has reduced the recurring expense of tape media.
  • It has increased the length of the retention period because of its efficiency in storing backups.
  • The online backup repositories are now replicated to the secondary datacenter, a capability not possible with tapes.
Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

HPE StoreOnce

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
HPE StoreOnce
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
HPE StoreOnce

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
HPE StoreOnce
9.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
HPE StoreOnce
9.0

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