HPE Nimble Storage Review

Offers both VMware and Veeam integration as part of the tool


How has it helped my organization?

It delivers High IOPS, but more important, low latency. This is the most important part for our usage.

What is most valuable?

  • VMware integration, why is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Nimble offers better VMware integration then EMC does.
  • Veeam Backup integration: Veeam is the defacto standard for backing up of virtual environment.
  • Fibre Channel support

What needs improvement?

Nimble offers InfoSight, which in turn offers VMVision. This is a terrific feature. You can immediately see which VM causes the highest IOPS and which has the most latency. The downside of this feature is that you can only see it on InfoSight and the data is always a few hours old. It would be awesome if this was in the dashboard of the Nimble and shown as live data.

Also, Nimble requires its DNS to work in order to interface with VMware vCenter is a little thorn in my eye, but I am being nitpicky here.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarChris Childerhose
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Nice review. We are a Nimble shop with 9 of them and use the NCM for VMware as well as Veeam Ent+ for integration of backups. Great product.