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Score 4.6 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Networker

Networker is only suited for one thing: being a front end for good hardware. We love our Data Domains, the dedupe is insane and they ingest data rapidly. You'd be better off using Veeam, which can talk to the Data Domains natively (that's what we're doing now).
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 Networker
5.8
HPE StoreOnce
8.5
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Networker
7.0
HPE StoreOnce
8.6
Live recovery
Dell EMC Networker
7.9
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Networker
5.1
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Business application protection
Dell EMC Networker
3.1
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Networker
5.1
HPE StoreOnce
8.1
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Networker
3.2
HPE StoreOnce
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Networker
6.4
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Networker
9.0
HPE StoreOnce
10.0
Snapshots
Dell EMC Networker
7.1
HPE StoreOnce
8.6
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Networker
2.2
HPE StoreOnce
8.6
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Networker
1.2
HPE StoreOnce
8.6
Platform support
Dell EMC Networker
9.9
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Retention options
Dell EMC Networker
4.1
HPE StoreOnce
9.0
Encryption
Dell EMC Networker
9.9
HPE StoreOnce
9.0

Pros

Dell EMC Networker

  • When used with a Data Domain appliance, using either DDBOOST or a VTL, it is quick and does a wonderful job of deduplication. We have 2.3 PB stored on a 140 TB DD 4500. While this is expensive storage, the cost for 2+ PB would be even higher.
  • It does a good job of brick-level backups of Exchange mailboxes, and does so in very good time. A few hours backs up our entire organizations mailbox stores in a way that provides object level restore.
  • Used in combination with DPA (Data Protection Advisor), it has a very good reporting capability. DPA, however, requires more than just surface knowledge in order to get really good reports, and the DDOS changes can wreck havoc with customized reports.
Anonymous | 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 Networker

  • Networker's customer service could use a bit of improvement. While some problems are handled quickly, complex issues sometimes have limited responses with difficulty to escalate up the chain.
  • Networker prior to version 9 is using outdated policy configuration which tends to make some backup windows and obligations awkward.
  • Networker needs a bit better method for accommodating plugin integration with other applications, and better documentation on implementation of those modules.
Anonymous | 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 Networker

Dell EMC Networker 1.0
Based on 1 answer
There are three reasons for not renewing our use of NetWorker: 1) the rising and extremely high cost of support and proprietary hardware needed for deduplication, 2) the complete unreliability of the product (we couldn't recover from a true disaster if we wanted to), and 3) the horrible support from EMC for the product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Use this, and then use Veeam. Or literally just about anything else. It's a powerful engine with a crappy paint job and a rusty frame.
Anonymous | 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

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The support team has always been good, and there is never an issue that can't be resolved. The techs are competent and know the product. The slightly less than perfect rating I'm giving is because Support shouldn't carry the burden themselves. We hear from Dell sales people all the time, but they never call and ask about this product, nor do they offer to upsell it or make it better. That lack of sales support and coherence hurts the overall rating a bit. When I spend my company's money on your product, I expect you to at least ACT like you care, if not actually care for real. It influences my opinion and future purchasing habits.
Anonymous | 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

Implementation

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 1.0
Based on 1 answer
How can anyone build a house without a blueprint? NetWorker was ramrodded into place here without a design or implementation plan. The result was a setup that was doomed from the start and never worked reliable over the full three years of our contract obligation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE StoreOnce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Networker

Previously I have used MS DPM and Symantec Backup Exec. I think they all have similar strengths and drawbacks actually. In general, BE/DPN have slightly better interfaces and terminology but slightly worse backup and recovery reliability. I would recommend Networker over them for the reason of reliability as I have experienced it. My disclaimer is that I worked with DPM and BE many years ago at this point so all this software may have improved at different rates. Backups and backup software continue to be seen as a huge but necessary time sink for me and I plan on doing more evaluations to see if there is better software out there. I am looking at trying Veeam but have not yet had a chance to evaluate, for example.
Josh Dix | 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 Networker

  • Good customer service
  • Lengthy process, but 100% doable
Anonymous | 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 Networker

General

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

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 Networker
1.2
HPE StoreOnce
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
HPE StoreOnce

Usability

Dell EMC Networker
3.0
HPE StoreOnce
9.0

Support

Dell EMC Networker
8.0
HPE StoreOnce
9.0

Implementation

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
HPE StoreOnce

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