HPE Nimble Storage Review

I accomplish tasks using the least number of clicks. It is stable.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are ease of administration, stability, performance and customer support.

The SAN’s interface is easy to navigate. The processes to accomplish a task seem to have been constructed using the least number of clicks.

Performance of the SAN has been great due to the software algorithms for flash/spinner data writes/reads.

How has it helped my organization?

It reduced the complexity of managing multiple SANs.

What needs improvement?

The InfoSight continues to improve, but could use some more innovation.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used Nimble for 4+ years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Our SANs have been extremely stable with only a few HDD failures over the past 3 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent; always reach skilled techs on first contact. Customer support is always available even with information accessible via documentation.

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

We previously used EMC. Storage administration was a nightmare in regards to LUN changes.

How was the initial setup?

Setup was straightforward; intuitive.

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

It’s expensive, but worth it. Not much to say about licenses.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I evaluated Dell and EQL.

What other advice do I have?

Take the time to purchase the proper head unit and port speeds.

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