HPE StoreOnce vs. Microsoft System Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE StoreOnce
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
HPE StoreOnce is a backup and recovery hardware solution from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, providing disk-based backup, deduplication, and long-term storage. StoreOnce offerings can support virtual and cloud environments for small business, mid-size organizations, and enterprises.
$1,061.46
Microsoft System Center
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft System Center Suite is a family of IT management software for network monitoring, updating and patching, endpoint protection with anti-malware, data protection and backup, ITIL- structured IT service management, remote administration and more. It is available in two editions: standard and datacenter. Datacenter provides unlimited virtualization for high density private clouds, while standard is for lightly or non-virtualized private cloud workloads.
$1,323
per month
Pricing
HPE StoreOnceMicrosoft System Center
Editions & Modules
Gen10 Server
$1,061.46
Standard Edition
$1323
Datacenter Edition
$3607
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE StoreOnceMicrosoft System Center
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
HPE StoreOnceMicrosoft System Center
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
HPE StoreOnce
8.7
5 Ratings
6% above category average
Microsoft System Center
-
Ratings
Universal recovery9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification8.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support8.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
HPE StoreOnceMicrosoft System Center
Small Businesses
Veeam Data Platform
Veeam Data Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10

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Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10

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User Ratings
HPE StoreOnceMicrosoft System Center
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.5
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE StoreOnceMicrosoft System Center
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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Microsoft
We used a product before that was designed to prevent users making changes and saving files to the desktop computer. This required a renewal of the license. By using SCCM in our environment we were able to discontinue using that product because SCCM allows us to completely restore a machine back to the original configuration. We have taught our users to save their individual work on either a network drive or a cloud drive. By doing this, if we do a re-image of their machine they have lost no data, and it makes for a faster resolution. In some instances having a computer in our SCCM environment it can become cumbersome when creating new users for very specific purposes. It can be done by creating new organizational units and applying new policies but when in a pinch it can be frustrating. For the most part we have tried to make "new" purpose images and groups to at least accommodate a quick install.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • We really like the deduplication feature of HPE StoreOnce. It helps reduce storage footprint by 1:3 to 1:10 depending on type of files being stored.
  • It's easy to manage files on HPE StoreOnce servers using command line options.
  • We use Veeam Backup Server software to manage our backups on HPE StoreOnce.
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Microsoft
  • Provides our users the ability to deploy and manage our own datacenter based on defined software with understandable solutions for storage, compute, networking and security.
  • We are able to update at once all the computers from all departments without having to install the OS on every computer.
  • It allows us to have everything in one place for database management and datacenter inspection as well.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Could be more user-friendly when deploying.
  • Cost is as friendly as Pure Storage Array.
  • HPE does well support this technology.
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Microsoft
  • Needs web based storefront for requesting new software
  • Needs ability to manage the packaging work flow better
  • Sometimes is slow to download and there is no indication the entire catalog is being loaded, resulting in confused users not being able to find common software in the available list.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It just works and the support contract we have is good enough for the company needs
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It is quite efficient and easy to administer. You don't really get into trouble with HPE StoreOnce often.
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Microsoft
It is not user-friendly for the most part. With IT infrastructure, sometimes it cannot handle excess requests. Every few months, you will need an upgrade in terms of server resources to keep up with incoming alerts and requests. This does not happen all of the time, but it does happen when there are too many requests.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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Microsoft
If I had to dislike something about the system it would be how much it changes once you upgrade. This could be more of a problem of mine since I get used to one way and don't like it when it changes so much. I am enjoying the newest update, but it is a mess when you are actually going through the upgrades.
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Implementation Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It was pretty smooth, at least smother that a Dell EMC Unity we set it up last week
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE StoreOnce is a great value for money.
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Microsoft
We previously used a mix of FOG and Clonezilla to image machines. The biggest issues with these products is that changing one piece of the image required you to rebuild the entire image itself. These pieces of software also did not allow you to manage applications and Windows Updates, causing IT to have to constantly touch machines after they were imaged and update or manage them with a much more hands on approach.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • 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.
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Microsoft
  • We have been able to automate our patch management, firmware and other security concerns.
  • We have a standardized "image" ensuring our setup is consistent across the enterprise. This alone has saved us in time to support and time to understand how to use our desktops.
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