HPE Nimble Storage Review

The most valuable features are ease-of-use and integration with VMware.

How has it helped my organization?

It's definitely more of an appliance than a storage array in that sense. So from a "set it and forget it" mentality, it definitely is there.

What is most valuable?

Definitely ease-of-use. I've experienced many different arrays out there and Nimble is definitely there. The analytic side is very helpful on their info site. Integration with VMware is easy. There are not any additional appliance plug-ins to load beyond the basics. It works well.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see integration with OneView, at least for reporting or some sort of monitoring. Basic stuff like that would be nice. I can't think of any area that is lacking for what we use it for.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have used technical support. It is excellent. The best.

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

We have a slew of HPE products. Since we were a partner with Nimble prior to the acquisition, it was natural for us to use and sell their products.

How was the initial setup?

I was involved in the initial setup. It was very straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We only evaluated HPE. Our previous experience has a bearing on which vendor we choose. In terms of Nimble, I did a thorough technical evaluation and had discussions with the vendor and with Nimble themselves at the time. My questions were answered.

What other advice do I have?

Try it. They have a VSA, so they have a virtual appliance. I don't know what the options are for testing it that way, but if there is an option to do a PoC, then give it a shot.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We were a partner with Nimble ​prior to the HPE acquisition.
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