TechValidate Research on HPE Hybrid IT Solutions

HPE StoreOnce Case Study

Large Enterprise Automotive & Transport Company


This case study of a large enterprise automotive & transport 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.

“Backups are the unsung heroes of the IT world so nobody knows the impact they are making on our business by enabling us to protect the business from a true disaster. HPE StoreOnce enables us to continue going unnoticed by just doing its job.”


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:
    • Pay as you grow scalable capacity and intelligent deduplication storage efficiency: valuable
    • Faster backup and recovery performance and less network utilization: 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
    • Best of breed backup ISV integration ecosystem: valuable
  • Data types they are protecting to their HPE StoreOnce Backup System:
    • File Shares/Home Directories
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft Sharepoint
    • Windows OS
  • 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:
    • Existing HPE customer so enabled us to have one contract


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreOnce:

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with HPE StoreOnce:
    • A reduction in backup time: 26-50%
    • A reduction in recovery time: 26-50%
    • A reduction in backup storage capacity required (due to deduplication): 51-75%
    • An increase in system availability: >75%

About This Data

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

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