HPE StoreOnce has nothing but great usability and superb support
Updated December 04, 2020

HPE StoreOnce has nothing but great usability and superb support

Victor Padro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with HPE StoreOnce

We don't currently use it at our home office, but we have deployed it with two customers as a DRP backup for vSphere infrastructure and a couple of IBM LPARs running RMAN.
  • 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.
  • Well, HPE is our partner so we support the product directly, which means it gives us a slice of the contract as long as the client is happy, which they are.
  • At first, our client was not happy about the deployment, which took some time, which could be a starting point for HPE.
  • The management console is easy to handle and very intuitive; we really like it.
Price mostly. Netapp has some not so good quirks about it's licensing, which aren't there with HPE. The rest are good but the ROI is not that well since they seem overpriced sometimes.

Do you think HPE StoreOnce delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with HPE StoreOnce's feature set?

Yes

Did HPE StoreOnce live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of HPE StoreOnce go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy HPE StoreOnce again?

Yes

I definitely would recommend it since it's HPE and has support worldwide.

HPE StoreOnce Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
8
Recovery verification
9
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
7
Snapshots
9
Flexible deployment
5
Management dashboard
8
Platform support
10
Retention options
9
Encryption
7

Using HPE StoreOnce

120 - Storing all the network shares for users and iscsi volumes for hyper-v and vsphere
3 - Service engineers mostly and myself a sysadmin
  • VM storage
  • user shares
  • IT repositories
  • nothing really, it just works as a storage backend for VMs and user shares
  • Replication DRP
  • repositories for IBM Power systems
It just works and the support contract we have is good enough for the company needs

Evaluating HPE StoreOnce and Competitors

Yes - Dell EMC Unity and a couple synology NASes
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
We used with another client and the needs for this new client were basic, so it was no brainer to pick this well known system from HPE
Well, definitely HPE support needs to improve its timing on reaching its clients, sometimes it takes too long, although this happens too on other division at HPE, so I would definitely not change my selection on choosing HPE StoreOnce again

HPE StoreOnce Implementation

It was pretty smooth, at least smother that a Dell EMC Unity we set it up last week
Yes - Yes, migration, deployment, QA and production analysis
Change management was minimal
  • Nothing really we are used to implement new features and new systems

HPE StoreOnce Support

It's been great so far.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Support cares about my success
Need to explain problems multiple times
Slow Initial Response
The first time we set it up, it was fast to get support, the second time wasn't that fast

Using HPE StoreOnce

You need to get used to it, but as long as you are, things are very easy to manage.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Create datastores
  • setup users
  • adding more storage ends
  • installing the administration console
  • creating an iscsi target
  • setting up network shares for windows