HPE Nimble Storage Review

Runs fast and without errors while being very stable


What is most valuable?

The device works very well.

We like how we can report and access everything directly over the cloud.

The solution runs pretty fast.

What needs improvement?

The solution requires a higher availability.

The pricing of the solution isn't ideal. They should work to make it more affordable. It's very expensive.

I'd like to be able to configure the solution from vCenter, which isn't possible right now.

It would be great if the solution offered even more integrations and plugins.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using the solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. It's been working for three years, and we haven't had any errors. There aren't crashes. There isn't any bug or glitch that affects the way it functions.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. It's easy to expand the solution as needed.

We have around 1,000 people working with the solution currently. We use it quite extensively.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is really good. They give us adapted support and it's very helpful. We're satisfied with the level of support we get.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience with a few different solutions. Nimble is quite a large solution that runs well without errors. One of its competitors, NetApp, is good but hard to configure. You need to really be an expert to configure it. With Nimble, you don't have to be overly technical. 

I've also worked with Huawei devices in the past as well.

How was the initial setup?

The solution has an easy initial setup. It was straightforward. We didn't find it to be complex. You don't need advanced knowledge, or to be an expert.

Deployment is pretty quick and takes just 25 minutes. It's really quite fast.

We had three team members deploy the solution. They also maintain it. They were all part of the administration team.

What about the implementation team?

We were able to install the solution ourselves without any outside help. We didn't need any help from an integrator or consultant.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is quite expensive. We can't really afford to buy a second device.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've recently been looking at Pure Storage.

What other advice do I have?

We're currently using model CS5000 and we're on version 5.05.200.

We are not yet on the cloud. We're on-premise. We installed it in our data center. In tests and features, they call it InfoSight. InfoSight collects logs and tries to send to the cloud. It's customizable, and it offers reports for you and any upgrade. It tries to give you information about your device.

I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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