HPE Nimble Storage Review

Replication and snapshotting of our storage array contribute to the stability of our environment

What is our primary use case?

We have a primary data center, and then a secondary data center for our applications and our colo (colocation data center). Our financial and document management systems are on this platform.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has given us reliability that is evident by the fact that it has been running for five years with virtually no hiccups.

InfoSight automatically predicted or resolved problems in your environment. It has given us insights with respect to our VM using more resources than we thought.

Our performance has increased by approximately ten to fifteen percent.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the replication functionality and the snapshotting of the storage array.

InfoSight has been very useful because it gives me the ability to see what ones are actually working and how they’re functioning.

We use this for business-critical applications. Our financial and documentation management systems are on this platform.

What needs improvement?

An area that needs improvement is extending the life of the device after five years.

For how long have I used the solution?

Five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very good with respect to stability. The uptime is very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of this solution is moderate. 

Storage capacity efficiency is very fitting for our company and our usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for this solution is good.

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

We implemented this solution because our legacy applications needed a better solution than we already had. We used to use the HP LeftHand Storage Array. Our performance has increased by approximately ten to fifteen percent.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed this solution ourselves.

What was our ROI?

We have seen ROI, but I do not have specific data points.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our options were IBM and HP, and we found that HP was the better choice for us.

What other advice do I have?

Using this solution has shown us some of the things that are possible, and what we can better improve on in the future.

Nimble Storage is a solution that I would recommend to anybody who is in the same kind of space as I am.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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