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We performed a comparison between HPE StoreVirtual and NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"A company can scale it easily."

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"One of the features our customers like is that it can be used from one cloud provider to another. They can use it from Azure to AWS or vice versa. That way, they don't need to use the same provider for backups. If something goes wrong on the primary site, having the same data in another cloud service provider is important.""I like how you can easily pair on-prem with the cloud and the cloud backup feature. I like the whole integration with on-prem and the cloud for SnapMirror relationships.""ONTAP is great for helping you migrate on-premise workflows to cloud environments.""It makes sure we have control of the data and that we know what it's being used for. The main thing for us is that we need to know what applications are consuming it and responsible for it. The solution helps us do that.""It is much easier to control data since we can run queries across all our platforms with just one solution. Not only that, we can also monitor all the platforms with Active IQ, where we can see all the alerts, messages, and space consumption through a single application. This is regardless if the data is on-prem or AWS. It is much more efficient.""The ability to do a straight SnapMirror from our on-prem to the cloud with no other data transitions is excellent.""Its scalability is very good.""The ability to see things going back and forth has been quite useful."

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Cons
"The GUI is a bit old-fashioned. It should be updated."

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"We have customers that are still using IBM mainframes and that very old SNA architecture from IBM. There are questions about how you interconnect the data on the mainframe side... But I don't know if it's worth it for NetApp to invest in developing products to include mainframes for a few customers.""Cloud Volumes ONTAP's interface could use an overhaul. Sometimes you have to dig around in Cloud Manager a little bit to find certain things. The layout could be more intuitive.""I would like to see more information about Cloud Volumes ONTAP using Google Cloud Platform on NetApp's website.""The solution is not stable when using single nodes. This is a problem. NetApp should work on this solution to make it more stable with HA nodes and resolve this issue.""The only area for improvement would be some guidance in terms of the future products that NetApp is planning on releasing. I would like to see communication around that or advice such as, "Hey, the world is moving towards this particular trend, and NetApp can help you do that." I do get promotional emails from NetApp, but customer-specific advice would be helpful, based on our use cases.""Something we would like to see is the ability to better manage the setup and tie it to our configuration management database. We manage our whole IT infrastructure out of that database.""The support is good in general but the initial, front-line support could be improved. Because I have already been using the product for so long, when I call support I would rather talk to somebody who is a little bit more advanced or senior, rather than talking to the first-level support. Usually, it takes some time to reach out to their senior support.""The solution could be better when we're connecting to our S3 side of the house. Right now, it doesn't see it, and I'm not sure why."

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  • "It is expensive. There are no costs in addition to their standard licensing fees."
  • "The pricing of this solution is definitely higher than what the typical Azure Files and AWS solutions charge, but given the features and the stability NetApp has provided, we are okay with it. We are not complaining about the pricing."
  • "If we wanted to use the AWS solution, we would have to manage two or three different platforms and pay more money than what we should have to pay, as some of the features don't even exist. If we wanted to, we could use AWS cloning, but it is useless because it uses more space, is more expensive, and takes more time."
  • "Overall, the pricing of NetApp is aggressive and the pricing becomes more aggressive as the amount of data increases. The cost for a given volume of data that you are storing becomes lower. The greater the volume of data, the cheaper the license."
  • "Make sure you investigate what your requirements are going to cost you using the native cloud solutions versus what NetApp is going to cost you, to make sure you have a business case to go with NetApp."
  • "The pricing could be improved. It is a good product, but it is very expensive for me."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:According to HPE, they say that they will stop making updates from maybe next year or something The GUI is a bit old-fashioned. It should be updated. We need the solution to offer support for newer… more »
    Top Answer:We're able to use the SnapMirror function and SnapMirror data from our on-prem environment into Azure. That is super-helpful. SnapMirror allows you to take data that exists on one NetApp, on a… more »
    Top Answer:Our licensing is based on a yearly subscription. That is an additional cost, but because of the storage efficiencies that the NetApp gives, even with the additional cost of the NetApp license, you… more »
    Top Answer:I think this is more of a limitation of how it operates in Azure, but the solution is affected by this limitation. There's something about how the different availability zones, the different regions… more »
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    Also Known As
    HPE StoreVirtual, HPE VSA
    ONTAP Cloud, CVO, NetApp CVO
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    Overview

    HPE StoreVirtual storage ensures that organisations can optimise the benefits of server virtualisation with cost-effective high availability and disaster recovery. The iSCSI-based, scale-out storage platform is easy to manage and change – meeting ongoing business demands without creating IT bottlenecks or application downtime. Overcoming the cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs), HPE StoreVirtual nodes use storage clustering to form a single pool of resources that enable organisations to buy only what they need today, scaling non-disruptively to meet requirements in the future.

    The leading enterprise-grade storage management solution, delivers secure, proven storage management services and supports up to a capacity of 368TB. Software service supports various use cases, such as: File shares and block-level storage serving NAS (NFS, SMB / CIFS) and SAN (iSCSI) Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Archive DevOps Databases (SQL, Oracle, NoSQL) Cloud Volumes ONTAP is offered in a standard single-node configuration or in a High Availability (HA) configuration.

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    Sample Customers
    NBrIX, WIND Telecom, Netrics
    Rohit, AdvacnedMD, D2L, Trinity Mirror, Eidos Media, WireStorm, Cordant Group, JFK Medical Center, ALD Automotive, Healthix, City of Baton Rouge, ON Semiconductor
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company12%
    Import And Exporter8%
    Retailer8%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Healthcare Company23%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise76%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    November 2022
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    HPE StoreVirtual is ranked 12th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review while NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is ranked 1st in Cloud Software Defined Storage with 12 reviews. HPE StoreVirtual is rated 8.0, while NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of HPE StoreVirtual writes "Reliable with helpful support and good replication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP writes "It's easy to set up and schedule replications from the cloud manager". HPE StoreVirtual is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), whereas NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP is most compared with Azure NetApp Files, Amazon S3, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud, Portworx Enterprise and Amazon EFS (Elastic File System).

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