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HPE StoreEver Case Study

Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company


This case study of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing 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 HPE tape system answers our needs perfectly for this type of long-term storage and gets the job done within the time constraints of our backup window.”


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:
    • VEEAM Replication
  • Is protecting the following with HPE StoreEver:
    • Databases
    • MS Office file data
    • CAD File Servers


The surveyed company achieved the following results with HPE StoreEver:

  • Values the following about HPE StoreEver:
    • no additional charges for increasing slot availability: very valuable
    • trusted vendor: very valuable
    • advanced management software features: valuable
    • Service and support offerings: very valuable
  • Rates the following HPE StoreEver’s capabilities:
    • low-cost storage for infrequently accessed, but essential data: very valuable
    • easy integration with leading backup software: very valuable
    • secure and reliable offline data storage, utilizing tape’s encryption and work capabilities: very valuable
    • air-gap protection against ransomware: valuable
    • ability to store data for up to 30 years, for as little as $0.003 per GB: valuable
    • 30TB of compressed capacity on a single tape offering high storage density: very valuable

About This Data

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

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