TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

St. John Of God Health Care


This case study of St. John of God Health Care is based on a March 2019 survey of HPE StoreOnce customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“HPE StoreOnce allowed us to scale the data storage to meet the business requirements.”


The business challenges that led the profiled organization 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
    • For our divisional sites, (ROBO) we had issues getting media offsite. StoreOnce and replication solved this issue for us.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE StoreOnce that the surveyed organization 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: not valuable
    • Self-service data protection enabling DBAs and app owners to back up their apps directly to StoreOnce – using native user interfaces: 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: valuable
    • Agile software defined protection with easy to deploy, scalable, flexible StoreOnce VSA: very 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
    • Microsoft SQL
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Oracle
  • 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
    • We use StoreOnce as the primary target for nearly all of our backups, only two backups use tape as the primary target, due to the large data set being unsuitable for dedup, (images). All other backups use StoreOnce, tape is only used for long term storage of monthly backup images, (copied from StoreOnce to tape).
  • Chose HPE StoreOnce over other vendors because of HPE’s:
    • Industry leading performance and capacity at lower price than competitors
    • Ease to deploy and use
    • Tight integration with what was HPE Data Protector


The surveyed organization 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%
    • An increase in system availability: 1-25%

About This Data

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