Nimble Storage Review

It has stabilized throughput and provided less downtime for our applications


What is our primary use case?

It is our primary source platform. It underlines all of our Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 applications. We use hybrid, not flash.

How has it helped my organization?

It has reduced the requirement to have a specialist storage engineer.

InfoSight has allowed us to centralize our management, understanding how it correlates to the array. It has identified a network issue in the network configuration of ESXi hosts. It enables us to get servers back up faster by 25 percent.

It has stabilized throughput and provided less downtime for our applications.

What is most valuable?

  • Simplicity of use
  • Maintenance

What needs improvement?

I would like to have integration into cloud providers, apart from HPE.

The release cycle for the firmware upgrades could be improved. They are a bit long.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable. It is 100 percent up.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's very scalable. We can scale it up and down.

We haven't had to increase capacity.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is fantastic.

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

The existing SAN was no longer a fit for purpose.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was incredibly simple. It was up and running within half an hour.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed it in-house.

What was our ROI?

It has increased our performance and allowed us to expand out what we can deliver.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, give the product a go and do a PoC.

It fits my needs perfectly.

Biggest lesson learnt: Sometimes, the simplest solution is actually a complex solution.

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