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HPE StoreOnce 5100 - NAS server - 48 TB

Mfg. Part: BB915A | CDW Part: 3952396 | UNSPSC: 43201835
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  • NAS server
  • 12 bays
  • 48 TB
  • rack-mountable
  • SAS
  • HDD 4 TB x 12
  • RAID 6
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • NAS server
  • 12 bays
  • 48 TB
  • rack-mountable
  • SAS
  • HDD 4 TB x 12
  • RAID 6
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / 8Gb Fibre Channel
  • iSCSI
  • 2U
Is data growth resulting in increased backup times, missed SLA's and more management resources? HPE StoreOnce Systems with StoreOnce Catalyst provide a single, high-performance backup architecture that spans the entire enterprise. You can reduce the amount of backup data you need to store by 95% and choose between powerful dedicated appliances for larger offices and data centers, and flexible virtual appliances for smaller and remote offices. Industry leading backup and restore speeds mean that you can meet shrinking backup windows and recovery SLAs. Plus, with HPE StoreOnce as the industry's only federated deduplication technology, you can dedupe anywhere and control the movement of deduplicated data across the enterprise using your backup application. Seamlessly integrating with your current backup and business applications, HPE StoreOnce Systems provide flexible integration for SAN, Ethernet and virtualized environments reducing your cost, risk and complexity.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Bay Provided
Free Qty: 0
Total Qty: 12

Cable
Connectivity Details Length: 10 ft
Connectivity Details Type: Network cable

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 8 - 90%
Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 50 °F
Sound Emission: 39 dBA

Header
Brand: HPE
Compatibility: PC , Unix
Country Kits: Denmark
Localization: Danish
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: 5100
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: HPE StoreOnce

Interface Provided
Interface (Storage): Ethernet 1000
Qty: 4



Interface (Storage): 8Gb Fibre Channel / Ethernet 10Gb
Qty: 8

Miscellaneous
Color Category: Silver
Compliant Standards: EAC
Height (Rack Units): 2
Included Accessories: Rack mounting kit

Networking
Data Link Protocol: 10 Gigabit Ethernet , 8Gb Fibre Channel , Gigabit Ethernet
Host Connectivity (for SD): 10 Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / 8Gb Fibre Channel
Network Services Compatibility: Microsoft CIFS , Network File System (NFS)

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: Internal power supply

Service
Support Details Full Contract Period: 1 year
Support Details Location: On-site
Support Details Service Included: Parts and labor
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Software
Type: Drivers & Utilities

Storage
iSCSI support: iSCSI
Network Storage Type: NAS server
Rack-mountable: Rack-mountable
Total Storage Capacity: 48 TB

Storage Controller
Interface Type: Serial Attached SCSI
RAID Level: RAID 6
Type: RAID

Storage Hard Drive
Capacity: 4 TB

Cable Details
Included Qty: 2

Chassis
Installed Devices Modules Qty: 12
Supported Devices Modules Qty: 12

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 28.7 in
Height: 3.4 in
Weight: 68.34 lbs
Width: 17.5 in

Expansion Bays
Form Factor: 3.5"
Form Factor (metric): 8.9 cm
Height: LFF

Hard Drive
Form Factor: 3.5" LFF
Form Factor (metric): 8.9 cm LFF
Installed Qty: 12
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Type: HDD

Optical Storage
Type: None

Service & Support
Type: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details
Response Time: Next business day

Product Reviews
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 34reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Excellent deduplication ratios. Overall it did not live up to expectations. Valuable Features:Excellent deduplication ratios.Improvements to My Organization:It did not improve the way my organization functions: It was just an alternative method to accomplish what was being done a different way.Room for Improvement:The UI is rather dated and not intuitive. Also, the setup is rather complex and you need to understand the product to best leverage it.The GUI has a look from the traditional HP interfaces of 10 years ago. The layout is confusing as it is designed for someone that really understands the underpinnings of StoreOnce. The P6500 is basically a pair of DL380 servers running a Linux distribution clustered with all the necessary hardware and then is presented as a single StoreOnce appliance. Many of the menus in the GUI provide drill down capabilities that can get you deep into the inner workings of the appliance but, unless you know what you are doing, it is more there for support to utilize. While the appliance is a single cluster you are really working with each node individually further complicating management of the device. You need to put some thought into how you will distribute the workload across the nodes because the appliance does not provide any mechanisms for load balancing. While HPE claims StoreOnce will work with CommVault, our experience was that the use case was very narrow. While the P6500 has some beefy hardware the software is the Achilles heel. We found that as the dataset grows the P6500 becomes bogged down in housecleaning tasks that conflict with the incoming workload.Use of Solution:3 months.Scalability Issues:The product did not scale well and had several issues where it bogged down under load. When used with a non HPE backup product, you really need to optimize the StoreOnce and your backup product to work well together.Technical Support:Support was good, better than average, but left a little room for improvement.Previous Solutions:We were using native backup (Commvault), which was unreliable. We selected this as a method to improve and better scale our backup deduplication, but it turned out StoreOnce introduced enough inconsistencies and incompatibilities, we actually went back to Commvault’s native deduplication.Initial Setup:You need vendor assistance to get the product properly set up and configured.Implementation Team:Vendors supplied resources for install and initial configuration assistance.Other Advice:Make sure you understand your use case very well, go over it in detail with the vendor and get commitments that it is compatible with your use case.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. December 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by We brought it in for the dedup technology and since we were looking to get better backup times . Valuable Features:It was primarily about the deduplication technology, and that's what brought it in the door for us. We were looking for something to offset our backup procedures so that we would be able to get better backup times, but also better restore time-frames for our backups.Improvements to My Organization:The D2D capabilities have speeded backups.Room for Improvement:The issues that I have aren't with the hardware itself. It's with our backup solution, it's with some of the other things that interact with StoreOnce, and it may be environmental. I don't see any deficiencies in the hardware solutions there.Use of Solution:We are on our third generation of devices. Its been around 5 years.Deployment Issues:Early on, the firmware had some issues, but it has been steadily improved by HPE.Stability Issues:It's very stable.Scalability Issues:StoreOnce scaling has been good. We've done a couple of field upgrades, we've had three different generations, actually we're down to two now, we retired one of the out already. But we've done a field upgrade of both of those which went really well. As far as the top end capabilities, we're not there. Both of our current generations still have headroom for growth.Technical Support:7/10 - it can be hit or miss. We get better luck with our premium support levels. We have a named TAM for some of our systems, that works out well. Escalation managers are always good. There is good technical talent, it's just sometimes hidden by first level support. That can be difficult and frustrating at times, but over ten years working with them, I would say today it's probably a little better than when I first started. Actually, I would say it's probably improved a good bit since I first started working with them, but it's still got some room to go.Initial Setup:I wasn't heavily involved with the deployment. There is a little bit of learning curve to StoreOnce, and how it lays out, and different features within it. We had some consulting services when we first set it up, and I don't think we had the best advice, which led to a reconfiguration down the road.Cost and Licensing Advice:License Catalyst. It is really the best performing interface for StoreOnce - so ensure whatever backup solution you are looking at has native Catalyst support to see the best results with the product. While it has VTL, CIFS and NFS capabilities, the best way to use it is with the Catalyst protocol.Other Advice:I don't think it has anything much to do with the StoreOnce solution from a hardware perspective. That seems to be really solid, but you've got to have a Symantec NetBackup, HPE Data Protector, or Veeam to really enable you to get the most out of these products. Your mileage may vary based on your backup vendor, and how well they support the hardware. Veeam probably provides the best user experience from the software side - and the software side is extremely important to the solution.Disclaimer: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor. December 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Deduplication features are great, especially on Catalyst stores. Valuable Features:* The product is very easy to use.* Deduplication features are great, especially on Catalyst stores.* We can also choose where to do the deduplication (source, media server or target).Improvements to My Organization:The product has really improved the backup and restore for our infrastructure. It gives you great scalability options up to 1.7 PB and, according to the vendor, it can scale up to 34 PB using HPE inline deduplication. We were able to perform quick restores because of the elimination of tapes. It provides great features like VTL, NAS and StoreOnce Catalyst.Room for Improvement:The support team needs improvement. Sometimes, it takes support a lot of time to fix the issue and majority of the cases have to be escalated to the lab.Use of Solution:I have been using it the last five years.Stability Issues:Stability’s good. I have not encountered any stability issues.Scalability Issues:I have not encountered any scalability issues.Technical Support:On a scale of 1-10, I would rate technical support a 6.Previous Solutions:We previously used Data Domain. We switched to StoreOnce because of the complexity of the Data Domain system. Data Domain is a great product, but it’s complex to use.Initial Setup:Initial setup was pretty easy. We did not face any problem.Cost and Licensing Advice:For licensing and pricing, I would recommend just pay as you go. It’s pretty easy to scale.Other Solutions Considered:We did not evaluate other options before choosing this product. We only chose this product because we use HP’s Data Protector as a backup application and it has great support.Other Advice:Read the support matrix first. It is not supported on lot of the open systems such as OpenVMS or the IBM AS/400 iSeries.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deduplication Alghorithams still require enhancement but it has a very flexible integration with HP Data Protector. Valuable Features:* StoreOnce Catalyst Store* VTL Emulation* Extensive disaster recovery options* Federated deduplicationImprovements to My Organization:Due to high speed and multiple simultaneous backup session our backup window is reduced remarkably, data throughputs are mentioned follows:* Up to 100 TB/hr of backup performance with StoreOnce Catalyst* Up to 40 TB/hr of native backup performance* Up to 40 TB/hr of restore performanceRoom for Improvement:Deduplication Alghorithams still require enhancement.Use of Solution:We have been using HP Data Protector for almost 5 years.Deployment Issues:HP Solution delivery team implement this solution, deployment was quite smooth within time constraints.Stability Issues:No such issues faced.Scalability Issues:768 TB raw (512 TB useable). Good enough for enterprise wide backup solutions.Customer Service:Excellent, because of local presence of HP is KSA.Technical Support:Very Good.Previous Solutions:I have working experience with EMC Data Domain. HP StoreOnce is offering almost the same features. It has a very flexible integration with HP Data Protector.Initial Setup:It was a straightforward procedure.Implementation Team:HP Implementation team delivered this solution.Other Solutions Considered:Yes, EMC Data Domain.Other Advice:It is better to opt for HP implementation services also.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Compression and replication are the features of this product that are the most valuable to me. Valuable Features:Compression and replication are the features of this product that are the most valuable to me.Improvements to My Organization:We moved from MSL and VSL, building a number of virtual libraries with different LTO formats and removing hundreds of physical tapes that we replaces with virtual replicated tapes.Room for Improvement:I would like to see improvements regarding segmentation or the size limitations per library.Use of Solution:I have used this solution for 15 months.Deployment Issues:Segmentation was one of the requirements. The HP team promised us that it is possible, but it wasn't available.Technical Support:Technical support is excellent.Previous Solutions:We previously used MSL and VSL, and we moved to this product because it supports virtualization (D2D).Initial Setup:Initial setup was very simple.Implementation Team:We implemented it in-house. I think the solution was easy to implement using HP Data Protector 8.01 at the beginning. The tricky part is the upgrades. I recommend upgrading the FW to latest the stable release before configuring.Cost and Licensing Advice:The price is good.If you are going to replicate, buy the two-way license.Other Advice:I recommend this product.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. August 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by We brought it in for the dedup technology and since we were looking to get better backup times . Valuable Features:It was primarily about the deduplication technology, and that's what brought it in the door for us. We were looking for something to offset our backup procedures so that we would be able to get better backup times, but also better restore time-frames for our backups.Room for Improvement:The issues that I have aren't necessarily with the hardware itself. It's with our backup solution, it's with some of the other things that interact with StoreOnce, and it may be environmental. I don't see any deficiencies in the hardware solutions there.Use of Solution:We are on our third generation of devices. Its been around 5 years.Stability Issues:It's very stable.Scalability Issues:StoreOnce scaling has been good. We've done a couple of field upgrades, we've had three different generations, actually we're down to two now, we retired one of the out already. But we've done a field upgrade of both of those which went really well. As far as the top end capabilities, we're not there. Both of our current generations still have headroom for growth.Technical Support:7/10 - it can be hit or miss. We get better luck with our premium support levels. We have a named TAM for some of our systems, that works out well. Escalation managers are always good. There is good technical talent, it's just sometimes hidden by first level support. That can be difficult and frustrating at times, but over ten years working with them, I would say today it's probably a little better than when I first started. Actually, I would say it's probably improved a good bit since I first started working with them, but it's still got some room to go.Initial Setup:I wasn't heavily involved with the deployment. Again there is a little bit of learning curve to StoreOnce, and how it lays out, and different features within it. We had some consulting services when we first set it up, and I don't think we had the best advice, which led to a reconfiguration down the road.Other Advice:I don't think it has anything much to do with the StoreOnce solution from a hardware perspective. That seems to be really solid, but you've got to have a Symantec NetBackup, HPE Data Protector, or Veeam to really enable you to get the most out of these products. Your mileage may vary based on your backup vendor, and how well they support the hardware.Disclaimer: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor. July 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by It limits the amount of storage that we have to purchase. My biggest irk is the people who will be managing these things are going to be more your system administrators. They're not Java programmers. Valuable Features:Compression of storage. Based on the amount of history that we've got to keep, it limits the amount of storage that we have to purchase.Improvements to My Organization:It's more of a backup functionality. Backup really doesn't make a business do any better or any worse. It's really just storage of data. It's not a user interactive type process. They all go through and store data fine and they all go through and restore data fine. Is there really any business advantage of StoreOnce over some of the other vendors? Not really. It's just that we chose to work more with one vendor, so we get a better cost when we actually purchase stuff.Room for Improvement:The beef I have not only with StoreOnce, but also all the Ops Bridge, the people who will be managing these things are going to be more your system administrators. They're not Java programmers. They want to try to do all the API's where people have to know Java to interface with them.Whereas system administrators, they want to script stuff and so they're starting to turn a lot of their API's into command lines, which are wrappers around the Java API's. Lack of foresight of that is probably one of my biggest irks with HP on that.Stability Issues:I have no data on it as it's too soon in our use.Previous Solutions:We've used NetBackup, then there's been some home-grown ones that people have done. StoreOnce is a backup solution with Data Protector in DDD and streaming through offsite storage. It works just fine. The big thing again, we come down to, is by having those products primarily with one vendor, we get a much better cost point.Initial Setup:We had no issues deploying it.Other Advice:It works well with Data Protector. It works well with 3PAR and that's our environment and so it's a vendor specified solution.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. June 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very reliable, great deduplication rates. Valuable Features:The most valuable features for us are the very high-performance deduplication and high deduplication rates. These features make it quite cost-effective.Improvements to My Organization:We previously used a tape-based backup system with a tape library and off-site storage of tapes, which was very expensive to run. It also wasn't terribly reliable and we had constant issues with capacity.We migrated to StoreOnce and we're using the copy feature of StoreOnce to copy to another unit in a different location. We have the primary unit that we do backups to, and then we have another unit in our disaster-recovery site, and all the backups are copied over the WAN to the disaster-recovery site. It uses deduplication to do that too, so the bandwidth requirements are quite low.So we have a completely tapeless backup flow that is very low impact on our network and has very high reliability.Room for Improvement:StoreOnce actually does pretty much everything we need. There are quite a lot of features that we don't use at the moment such as virtual tape library and NAS.But the initial network setup is not intuitive, and this could be improved.Use of Solution:I've used it for 18 months.Deployment Issues:We've had no issues with deploying it.Stability Issues:StoreOnce has been 100% stable in the eighteen months that we've been using it. We actually purchased an additional unit for a third location after the initial purchase of two units on the basis of the performance and reliability.Scalability Issues:We've had no issues with scalability.Initial Setup:StoreOnce is not really complicated to set up. It's probably something that can be done by a typically-skilled systems administrator in a day or a half-day.Other Advice:I think as long as you have a clear understanding of what it does and you're quite sure that that's what you need, then there isn't a better product. Certainly, in terms of the ease-of-use and reliability, we haven't had any issues with StoreOnce. It's definitely one of the products that I would recommend to anyone.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. February 10, 2016
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