HPE Nimble Storage Review

Easy to configure and view information of the system's health.

What is most valuable?

Easy to configure and view information of the system's health.

We do not need a dedicated staff member to handle the system we deploy. A regular infrastructure person that attends the Nimble training course will be able to handle the system.

How has it helped my organization?

Less manpower overhead to manage the storage.

What needs improvement?

Scalability, see below.

For how long have I used the solution?

The company has been using Nimble Storage for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We're not able to increase space on a small scale, each increase is pretty big.

How is customer service and technical support?

Good and responsive.

How was the initial setup?

Simple, it can be setup and ready to use within the same business day of delivery.

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

Pricing is decent.

What other advice do I have?

It depends on your infrastructure specialist, the very technically advanced specialists will prefer something that is not so user friendly. They would prefer more configuration options where only people with the technical know-how will be able to look after the system. Nimble is very easy to work with. Simple technical skilled personnel will be able to handle the system.

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author avatarChris Childerhose
ExpertTop 5Real User

Nice review. We are a Nimble shop as well with 8 arrays. The management aspect of these is really great and almost a set it and forget it scenario. They are great with Support calls and InfoSight is the most valuable tool there is out there with improvements all the time. For the space increase are you referring to upgrading the drives or cache?  Or is it a volume level increase for a VM? Be sure if using VMware to have the NCM installed on all hosts to manage the connections as it works great.