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HPE StoreOnce vs. Quest QoreStor
July 2022
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"HPE StoreOnce has high performance.""The hardware is strong and all the equipment has a good infrastructure. Personally, I think it's the best storage product in HPE for small to medium-sized businesses.""The scalability is very good.""The initial setup is one of the most user-friendly B2B user solutions. It's good, it's easy. Deployment usually takes less than one day. You only need one person for deployment and maintenance.""Deduplication is the most valuable feature.""Deduplication and compression are in a good ratio. It supports the HPE Catalyst protocol, which is much faster than NFS and other protocols. We use CommVault and Veeam, and these two solutions support the Catalyst protocol very well and are integrated at high speed. It is faster than normal access.""The solution is stable."

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"Data deduplication and replication would be the top two features. The encryption and cloud tiering are also attractive for the future.""QoreStor has helped us to reduce our backup storage requirements on-premises. We've been using the same devices for quite a while, and so it lets us keep using them as opposed to having to rip out all that hardware and create a new on-prem solution. The advantage here is even if we had to retire the hardware tomorrow, the QoreStor part doesn't change. We just have to have additional hardware and put the solution back on whatever hardware we pick and it'll do the same thing.""Deduplication is the most valuable feature. It saves us a lot of space. When we back up 100 terabytes of data, after dedupe, it only uses maybe five to six terabytes for the disk space in QoreStor.""The features we use for the data deduplication are nice because we're able to back up a much larger amount of data, yet it doesn't necessarily take up that much data on the devices.""The dedupe and compression are pretty extreme. On disk, we're getting dedupe rates of up to 65 percent of data and compression of 34 percent. When you go to the cloud, it's more like 76 percent for dedupe and almost 50 percent for compression."

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"HPE StoreOnce should come with a detailed installation guide.""When it comes to upgrading, it always goes block-wise. One block is 48 TB raw capacity. It would be good if they can include a smaller capacity for SMB customers. Currently, it is not possible to increase in a smaller capacity. You have to buy the exact same unit. It would be great if they can provide a smaller next block. There are around 20 hard disks, and it would be really helpful if we can add 10 hard disks initially and 10 hard disks later.""One item I wanted to see is SSD drives as a cache, and that was, for a time, still lacking in StoreOnce, however, they have done it now. It's not available yet, however, it will be shortly.""The solution should continue to refine its integration capabilities. I also see they are starting to use cloud integration as well, which is good, but they should do more to integrate with it.""The user interface of HPE StoreOnce should be more user-friendly. Additionally, the configuration and troubleshooting could be better.""Cloud integration needs to be simplified.""The solution could always be less expensive."

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"In terms of improvement, we would like to have an Air Gap feature to prevent a virus from attaching to something. So that when we don't do a backup, we want the QoreStor to stay offline. It would be a nice feature to have.""They need to increase their maximum capacity. Other than that, they're doing a pretty good job.""The management interface is in need of improvement. The graphical user interface (GUI) for the web management tools appears clunky, and not super intuitive.""The setup of the software is definitely not the easiest thing. I worked a lot with Quest engineers, especially in the early days when we were first testing it and trying it out. I actually had some of the developers working with us at one point because they were going through these point releases, and I was having trouble getting it to work in this S3-compatible situation. We got it all working eventually, but setup is definitely not the easiest thing in the world.""The installation could use improvement. The initial installation was a little touchy and it's not really user-installable. You have to have a connection to support to install."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "Its pricing model is very attractive. You have one price, and you get everything from QoreStor."
  • "The cost is per terabyte, and overall, the cost was reasonable when compared to some competitors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I'm not into financials. I'm a technical guy. I just help with planning and designing a solution, and then others decide on pricing and configuration. I'm working as an external consultant, therefore… more »
    Top Answer:I haven't come across any missing features. One item I wanted to see is SSD drives as a cache. Data is taken in by the subsystem on SSD drives and as later on offloaded to spinning media. That was a… more »
    Top Answer:The dedupe and compression are pretty extreme. On disk, we're getting dedupe rates of up to 65 percent of data and compression of 34 percent. When you go to the cloud, it's more like 76 percent for… more »
    Top Answer:The price is acceptable, it was definitely within our means. The license is a perpetual license. Ours is a 5 TB license and, as long as my data stays within that limit for disk—they actually triple… more »
    Top Answer:I can only replicate into one cloud environment or what they call a Cloud Tier. This might be because of the level of my license, but I was hoping, for security of data, to be able to back up into… more »
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    HP StoreOnce
    QoreStor
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    Overview

    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.

    Software-defined platform for secure cloud storage, deduplication and replication.
    QoreStor® by Quest expands your data storage options while reducing your storage footprint and costs. Use QoreStor to quickly and easily shift data and object storage to the cloud for backup, disaster recovery and compliance purposes. Advanced compression and data/object deduplication algorithms slash storage requirements so you don’t exceed your storage budget.

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    Sample Customers
    Eurobank Serbia
    American Airlines, at&t, Bank of America. Barclays, ebay, Ford
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Construction Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Educational Organization8%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise32%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE StoreOnce vs. Quest QoreStor
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE StoreOnce vs. Quest QoreStor and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE StoreOnce is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 7 reviews while Quest QoreStor is ranked 11th in Deduplication Software with 5 reviews. HPE StoreOnce is rated 9.6, while Quest QoreStor is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE StoreOnce writes "Easy to set up with great deduplication and easy expansion capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest QoreStor writes "Multi-thread backups and snapshotting have eliminated the scheduling issues we had to deal with around backups". HPE StoreOnce is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), DD Boost, Veeam Backup & Replication, ExaGrid EX Series and Commvault Complete Data Protection, whereas Quest QoreStor is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), DD Boost and ExaGrid EX Series. See our HPE StoreOnce vs. Quest QoreStor report.

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