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HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Global 500 Metals & Mining Company


This case study of a Global 500 metals & mining company is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE StoreOnce deduplication allows us to keep more data readily available without mounting LTO tapes.”


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

  • Problems that existed before and are now addressed by their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • An inability to scale in a simple and cost-effective way

Use Case

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

  • Ranks the value of HPE StoreOnce with respect to the following capabilities:
    • Built for the cloud with native cloud integration and backup of only unique data to the cloud: valuable
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: very valuable
    • Encrypted backups, data integrity checks, fast restores and high availability storage: very valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Exchange
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • CommVault Simpana
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Industry leading performance and capacity at lower price than competitors
    • Tighter integration with HPE Storage arrays (via HPE Recovery Manager Central)


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: >75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: >75%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): >75%

About This Data

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