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HPE StoreEver Case Study

Oil States International, Inc.


This case study of Oil States International, Inc. is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE StoreEver customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE StoreEver systems have proven to be reliable and durable. The library runs very efficiently and the only real maintenance is tape head cleaning.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select HPE StoreEver:

  • Uses HPE StoreEver products to address the:
    • Need to retain an archived (offline) copy of data for long-term retention purposes (compliance, GDPR, protection against ransomware etc.)
    • Risk of data loss

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE StoreEver that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using the following alongside HPE StoreEver in their backup and/or archive strategy:
    • Flash storage (primary storage arrays)
    • Purpose Built Backup Appliance (secondary disk storage arrays)
    • File and Object Storage
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Databases
    • MS Office file data
    • Confidential information such as healthcare records


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • no additional charges for increasing slot availability: very valuable
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • advanced management software features: very valuable
    • ability to reuse automation tape drives in multiple HPE StoreEver hardware devices: very valuable
    • service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: very valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: very valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: valuable
    • reducing the impact on the environment by lowering energy/power/ cooling costs: valuable
    • improve cloud reliability and data security with added tape tier: valuable
    • portability and transfer of data: very valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: very valuable
    • ability to re-use MSL drives in multiple libraries: very valuable
    • backwards compatibility of drives: very valuable

About This Data

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