HPE StoreOnce vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE StoreOnce
Score 9.1 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
Pure Storage FlashBlade
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Pure Storage offers FlashBlade, a scale-out file and object storage – architected to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) while accelerating tomorrow's discoveries and insights.N/A
Pricing
HPE StoreOncePure Storage FlashBlade
Editions & Modules
Gen10 Server
$1,061.46
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE StoreOncePure Storage FlashBlade
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 StoreOncePure Storage FlashBlade
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
Pure Storage FlashBlade
-
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
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HPE StoreOncePure Storage FlashBlade
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User Ratings
HPE StoreOncePure Storage FlashBlade
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.4
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE StoreOncePure Storage FlashBlade
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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Pure Storage
If data storage, access, and security [are] of the highest priority to your business then Pure Storage FlashBlade is an excellent tool that must be considered. Analytics or sharing that requires the fastest speeds available will benefit from the NVMe solid-state drives they use which are far superior to spinning rust. It is less ideal for those who do not require such time-critical work.
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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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Pure Storage
  • Speed. We are seeing large transactions take very little time.
  • Upgrades- In-place upgrades of both hardware and software are extremely easy.
  • Ease of use- I have several engineers working on this and from setup to day to day operations it is extremely easy to maintain.
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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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Pure Storage
  • When reporting out a user has exceeded there quote, it only references the UID. It would certainly be nice it calls out the UID name that is clearly present in the Dashboard.
  • The ability to determine a snapshot total size would be helpful.
  • Proactive reachout to discuss new versions and assist in planning the upgrade would be a key win.
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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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Pure Storage
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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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Pure Storage
Good API, multi-protocol support is great.
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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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Pure Storage
Without exception, the contacts with support have been quick and extremely knowledgeable. I do not fear getting an underqualified engineer to assess or work on my arrays. In addition to this support structure, the sales engineers are top notch as well.
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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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Pure Storage
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE StoreOnce is a great value for money.
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Pure Storage
The NetApp a800 we tested was 14% faster than Pure FlashBlade with NFS workloads. However, NetApp lacked ease of administration and performing simple tasks such as creating multiple NFS volumes required scripting from the command line. Our flashblade contained 15 baldes and our NetApp was a clustered pair with each half containing 24 nvme devices.
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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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Pure Storage
  • We were able to consolidate 5 different storage platforms of lesser performance onto a single Flashblade and achieve much, much lower latency and higher throughput.
  • We've been able to reduce the amount of training and configuration required to just Pure Flashblade, instead of 5 different vendors and products.
  • In addition to our core use cases, Flashblade has capabilities that we are pursuing for some new projects, i.e. analytics data store and the object store features.
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