TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions


HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Medium Enterprise Beverage Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise beverage 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.

“Quicker restores with HPE StoreOnce have helped our IT Designer get needed data out for our Sales and Accounting people.”

Challenges

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:
    • Too much time spent on administrative tasks due to performance issues and errors

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:
    • Multi-system management from a single pane of glass: very valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: very valuable
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: 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
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: valuable
    • Backup as a service with consumption backup as a service on/off premises: valuable
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • VMware virtual machines
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • 4 generations HPUX based application database written in house
  • Type of backup applications (ISV) they are using with their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • How they integrate StoreOnce into their customer environment:
    • Use StoreOnce alongside tape
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Ease to deploy and use
    • Tighter integration with HPE Storage arrays (via HPE Recovery Manager Central)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 51-75%
    • A reduction in recovery time: >75%




About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of HPE Hybrid IT Solutions by TechValidate.

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