Reviews (1-4 of 4)
- It handles the storage on a DRP quite well.
- It was not that hard to implement it, even though 3Par was easier.
- Setting it up on vSphere was painless.
- It was easy to link the paths on a couple VIOSes.
- Could be more user-friendly when deploying.
- Cost is as friendly as Pure Storage Array.
- HPE does well support this technology.
- 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.
- HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Stores do not have a native replication. You will have to rely on third party software to backup your backup files from primary StoreOnce to secondary StoreOnce.
- We also see disconnects in the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst RMAN Plugin. We are still trying to figure out if this is a StoreOnce issue or something with our network.
- 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.
- 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.
- Catalyst deduplication technology is very effective.
- Catalyst protocol maximizes backup speeds.
- Design with disk shelves provides dense storage and minimizes the rack units required to deploy.
- Offers NFS, CIFS/SMB, and virtual tape library functionality for compatibility (in addition to Catalyst stores).
- 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.
Secondly, coupled with ISV software that supports Catalyst, this is a great purpose built storage platform for backup repositories; however, the list of ISV software supporting Catalyst is short - Veeam, Symantec NetBackup, and Data Protector (formerly HPE's, now owned by MicroFocus). Other third party software can work with the hardware, but the best performance and best efficiencies are offered when using Catalyst protocol and Catalyst stores on the StoreOnce. If you're a Veeam user, StoreOnce definitely deserves a look - it is a compelling alternative to DataDomain or SMB shares.
HPE StoreOnce Scorecard Summary
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What is HPE StoreOnce?
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.
- All-in-one platform, not need for separate gateway or virtual appliance
- Proposes 23x faster backup and 15x faster recovery when integrated with HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble
- Deployment across cloud, virtual, and physical environments
- Storage-integrated backup, copy data management, and data mobility for HPE 3PAR, HPE Primera, and HPE Nimble Storage
- Integration with Commvault
- Multi-system monitoring
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