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HPE StoreEver Case Study

Large Enterprise Environmental Services & Equipment Company


This case study of a large enterprise environmental services & equipment company is based on a November 2019 survey of HPE StoreEver customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The reliability and quality of the devices, associated with adequate assistance are the strongest points of HPE products”


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)
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Databases
    • MS Office file data


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • advanced management software features: valuable
    • ability to reuse automation tape drives in multiple HPE StoreEver hardware devices: valuable
    • service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: valuable
    • reducing the impact on the environment by lowering energy/power/ cooling costs: very valuable
    • improve cloud reliability and data security with added tape tier: valuable
    • portability and transfer of data: valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: very valuable
    • ability to re-use MSL drives in multiple libraries: valuable
    • backwards compatibility of drives: valuable
  • Achieved more than 50% TCO savings with their HPE StoreEver solution.

About This Data

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