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.


Valuable Features

  • 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

Improvements to 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.

Room for Improvement

I haven't come across any so far.

Use of Solution

I've used it for 10 months.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

The product has been extremely stable so far.

Scalability Issues

We have not yet had the need to scale.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

10/10.

Technical Support:

10/10.

Previous Solutions

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

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.

Implementation Team

It was in-house.

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.

Other Solutions Considered

  • EMC
  • EqualLogic
  • NetApp

Other Advice

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.
1 Comment
Chris ChilderhoseReal UserTOP REVIEWERELITE SQUAD

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.

04 May 16
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