HPE Nimble Storage Review

The storage is now able to support the required IOPs for all of our applications. We've yet to determine whether it will scale.


What is most valuable?

  • The product is easy and quick to implement
  • Licensing is easy to understand and doesn’t require a license for each feature that they offer
  • SSD for cache
  • Great technical support
  • Monitoring of components and quick replacements if they fail
  • Can update firmware and OS without taking SAN offline

How has it helped my organization?

The organization is now able to take advantage of the benefits offered by virtualization such as vMotion. The storage is now able to support the required IOPs for all of our applications.

What needs improvement?

I haven't come across any so far.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for 10 months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product has been extremely stable so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not yet had the need to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

10/10.

Technical Support:

10/10.

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

Prior to this, we were using storage on our servers.

How was the initial setup?

It was very straightforward. The initial setup can be completed in less than hour as long as all of the network configurations have been completed.

What about the implementation team?

It was in-house.

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

Price is comparable to other vendors’ products in the same class. The licensing is extremely easy to understand compared to some of the other vendors. Nimble doesn’t require separate licenses for each feature that they offer.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • EMC
  • EqualLogic
  • NetApp

What other advice do I have?

Nimble offers solid products, are very easy to implement, and offer great performance.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are partners.
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author avatarChris Childerhose
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Nice review and I have to agree that Nimble is a great product. We use 8 of their arrays and typically don't have any performance issues at all. Mind you most are older models which we are looking to replace potentially with some all flash.