Nimble Storage Review

Provides deduplication and compression.


How has it helped my organization?

Improved performance. It's made my life easier. It integrates very well.

What is most valuable?

Deduplication and compression.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see SSL Certification. For someone like me who has been in the field for a long time, it’s easy to overlook. However, for someone who is fresh out of college, it will be hard for them.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is really good.

How is customer service and technical support?

I used technical support once. I would give them a rating of 10/10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We knew we needed a new solution because we needed something for restored backup.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward. It wasn't hard. I came from the background of NetApp. Compared to NetApp, it was really easy. It’s pretty easy to configure and easy to set up the volumes. It’s really good. It was more user friendly than NetApp.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It was a decision that was made before I joined to the company. The reason they chose Nimble over other products was because HPE required too many licenses at that time. Nimble didn’t require all of that.

Now that Nimble is an HPE product, HPE has changed their whole licensing for their other products as well.

The shortlist included HPE, Dell, and EMC. We chose Nimble because of all- flash, user-friendliness, and the compression and deduplication. It does way more than any of the other vendors. I have 10 terabytes with compression. That's a big change. Other solutions are not as user-friendly and cannot do all of that compression.

When selecting a vendor, I look for security. We want something that can be integrated and is compatible with our environment.

What other advice do I have?

I would say jump on it right away, because it's really the solution. It is really user-friendly. It will make everybody's life easier. It's really wonderful.

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