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We performed a comparison between HPE StoreOnce and NetApp AltaVault based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Deduplication Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed HPE StoreOnce vs. NetApp AltaVault Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"The valuable feature is the ability to work with the Veeam software to reduce the backup windows.""The most valuable feature of HPE StoreOnce is the virtual drive.""The implementation is straightforward.""The product's most valuable feature is stability.""It results in more efficient storage utilization, cutting capital expenditure in half.""The interface is very user-friendly.""HPE StoreOnce is an easy-to-use tool.""We also really benefit from the GUI capabilities."

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"It's so easy to work with.""The solution is very easy to use and it offers great support.""The most valuable features of the solution stem from the fact that it is easy to use and integrate with whichever operating systems you use, providing you with a complete view, especially when you plan to migrate to some other operating system.""Most importantly is having that island into that datacenter, and being able to address things in the same console. Thus, it is irrelevant where it's stored.""Its initial setup is easy.""The most valuable feature is the portability of large archived data. You're able to put things on large on-prem, low-cost storage and then augment that with even lower cost storage in the cloud.""The deduplication engine. Right now, we're at about 10.5 to 11 times deduplication of our backup data.""Being able to move data seamlessly from one-premise to the cloud (Azure). It works great. The backup solution is perfect for us."

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"I would like to see an emphasis placed on making data deduplication and compression more powerful.""They could provide more options for storage capacity.""improvement? HPE StoreOnce has a limitation with respect to controllers. Other tools offer more than one controller. I feel that the high availability of the view controller should be redundant. The tool’s control and UI part should be improved and made more advanced. The feature that helps with the manual movement of tapes should also be improved.""I would like to see better integration with Veeam software.""The product could be improved with better support for data protection.""It is difficult to solve issues with this solution remotely. I prefer to use the knowledge base platforms. The response time could improve.""Its customer service could be faster.""The web interface, ease of use, and GUI all need to be improved."

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"It would be nice if the solution was more complete. Many customers are looking for a single solution or silo that they can manage everything from. It would be nice, instead of having different products, if everything a client needed was in one solution.""There are some bits it could do better. With tighter integration maybe with Veeam, or something like that, it'd be really good.""It's a good product, but it's becoming outdated and moving to their other primary architecture.""The solution needs faster indexing.""I really want to partner it with the SnapCenter. We haven't implemented that yet. We're upgrading all of our stuff to the ONTAP 9, which you had to have.""The initial setup phase of the tool was difficult.""What could be helpful is different user base authentication so then maybe we could allow different customers to point to a single appliance and they only see the backups and things that they have.""More than a 500 volume limit. At the moment, it only supports up to 500 volumes for SnapMirror and that's a problem. We've got 750, so a larger limit for volume replicas for SnapMirror."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price puts me off. It's definitely on the high side."
  • "To be honest, we were quite happy with the price, but we always want things cheaper than they are. I think for what we got, we felt that the price was quite reasonable comparing it to other products that provide that same level of functionality."
  • "There are costs for additional storage and space."
  • "Price-wise, it comes with a high price tag when compared to other products."
  • "The cost of HPE StoreOnce is very expensive."
  • "We have got a perpetual license, and we have access to all the features. If you are using cloud banks, you can store the internal data in HPE Cloud if needed. You can offload the data to the HPE Cloud. It is a licensed product. We have got around 10 TB of cloud bank storage with a one-time payment. We specifically took 10 TB for very critical offsite backups. We can also increase it in blocks if needed."
  • "The licensing schemes could improve in HPE StoreOnce and the price is high. They should reduce the price."
  • "I think the product is competitive in terms of pricing. Other products like the one from Dell are costlier compared to the tool."
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  • "It's quite cost-effective."
  • "The pricing is not too bad, but could be a little better."
  • "It is a rather expensive program."
  • "You could compare it to a Dell EMC or ECS, and I think it's probably a little less costly than that. Within the marketplace, it's a medium cost."
  • "In one use case, and we have several, to run for a particular customer, the price is about $375,000 a year."
  • "There is a need to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs attached to the solution, which comes to around 3,000 USD."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I think StoreOnce's deduplication technology is crucial for cost efficiency and faster recovery, especially for backup and data protection purposes.
    Top Answer:I would rate it around 2 or 3 because, compared to others, it tends to be higher priced.
    Top Answer:In terms of areas for improvement, I believe HPE StoreOnce could learn from competitors like Dell's Data Domain and ExtraHop in refining its architecture. As for rating the initial setup experience on… more »
    Top Answer:Hello. Yes, it is compatible with AWS but the great thing about it is that it's actually working with so many cloud providers, it may be just for everyone. Besides the Amazon cloud services, NetApp… more »
    Top Answer: Hello, you can definitely use NetApp AltaVault for reducing your data and giving yourself some more storage. This product offers you deduplication and compression, helping you achieve that. I'm sure… more »
    Top Answer: My organization is very happy with the security that NetApp AltaVault gives us for our data on the cloud. First, it gives us the option for data recovery, which is very good, especially if someone… more »
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    HP StoreOnce Backup is a data backup solution that provides a consistent, high-performance, scale-out architecture for your entire enterprise. Reduce the amount of backup data capacity by 95 percent, and choose between powerful dedicated appliances for data centers, or flexible virtual appliances for smaller and remote offices.

    NetApp AltaVault is a cloud-integrated storage solution created to increase recovery capabilities and lower cost and risks. It is better than traditional backup and recovery solutions because they are considerably slower, more expensive, risky, and can be too complex for the comprehension of many users. NetApp AltaVault solves issues related to backup, archival, and restoration. Compared to on-premises solutions, this software claims to be up to 90% less expensive while solving multiple issues related to data storage in the cloud. AltaVault presents three solutions to its customers: backup and recovery, cold storage and archives, and disaster recovery.

    1. NetApp’s backup and recovery solution works with Kerne-Based Virtual Machine, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware vSphere, creating a solution for mid-sized businesses as well as for bigger companies that want to protect their offices in different locations. The usable local cache capacities of this solution range from 32TB to 383TB, providing clients with enough storage for their important data while giving them the option to retrieve it if something goes amiss.

      2. NetApp AltaVault can be configured in cold storage mode and used for data that is not often used. The solution is scalable, thus allowing minimal costs for operating with cold data and allowing fast access to it at the same time.

        3. AltaVault offers disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Your data will be secured on the cloud, providing you with a secure backup if the need for disaster recovery arises.

          NetApp AltaVault Features

          NetApp AltaVault’s many valued features include:

          • Data reduction: NetApp AltaVault applies deduplication and compression, reducing data up to a 30:1 ratio.

          • Network and cloud optimization: AltaVault can increase data transfer speed by up to 4 times due to its built-in WAN optimization.

          • Data restoration: Because data is restored from the local cache, recoverability is up to 32 times faster than other methods.

          • Deployment and scale: Users can choose their preferred method - virtual, physical, or cloud-based in Azure or AWS. Since NetApp AltaVault starts at 2TB and can scale up to 57PB, it is one of the most scalable products in its category.

          • Compatible with existing backup software: NetApp AltaVault is compatible with NetApp SnapMirror, EMC, IBM, Commvault, Veritas, and Veeam, meaning it offers a vast array of options for its users when it comes to backup software.

          • Cloud choice and agility: AltaVault supports NetApp StorageGRID, Azure, Google, IBM, and AWS. This provides users with the assurance that their data is safely stored, even if their cloud provider experiences technical issues.

          NetApp AltaVault Benefits

          The benefits of using NetApp AltaVault include:

          • Efficient solution for data reduction
          • Compatible with leading public and private cloud storage providers
          • Provides data encryption

          Reviews from Real Users

          A Pre-sales Manager at a computer software company says NetApp AltaVault has fair pricing with a good GUI and a straightforward setup.

          Sample Customers
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          Blach Construction, NASA, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Seminole County Public Schools and Spot Trading
          Top Industries
          Financial Services Firm13%
          Comms Service Provider11%
          Healthcare Company8%
          Construction Company7%
          Computer Software Company18%
          Financial Services Firm8%
          Manufacturing Company7%
          Media Company25%
          Energy/Utilities Company17%
          Healthcare Company17%
          Computer Software Company17%
          Financial Services Firm12%
          Manufacturing Company10%
          Real Estate/Law Firm10%
          Company Size
          Small Business31%
          Midsize Enterprise27%
          Large Enterprise42%
          Small Business28%
          Midsize Enterprise20%
          Large Enterprise52%
          Small Business36%
          Midsize Enterprise7%
          Large Enterprise57%
          Small Business24%
          Midsize Enterprise12%
          Large Enterprise65%
          Buyer's Guide
          HPE StoreOnce vs. NetApp AltaVault
          May 2024
          Find out what your peers are saying about HPE StoreOnce vs. NetApp AltaVault and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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          HPE StoreOnce is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 103 reviews while NetApp AltaVault is ranked 12th in Deduplication Software with 17 reviews. HPE StoreOnce is rated 8.4, while NetApp AltaVault is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of HPE StoreOnce writes "Helps to consolidate D2D backups and has a good deduplication ratio". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp AltaVault writes "Though the solution's configuration phase can be difficult, the tool offers stability and scalability". HPE StoreOnce is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell PowerVault, ExaGrid EX Series, DD Boost and Veeam Backup & Replication, whereas NetApp AltaVault is most compared with Commvault Cloud, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, AWS Storage Gateway and Rubrik. See our HPE StoreOnce vs. NetApp AltaVault report.

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