Nimble Storage Review

It has improved our throughput, keeping our applications responsive

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is production storage. We run ERP applications, as an example, of our business-critical applications.

How has it helped my organization?

There has been no downtime, which is probably the best thing.

We use InfoSight predictive analytics. It helps us from a performance perspective by identifying potential bottlenecks.

InfoSight has identified controller failures or performance issues.

What is most valuable?

Performance and support are its most valuable features.

The uptime has been solid.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is excellent.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. We bought it in such a way that we could add disk to it, so we provided foresight into our purchase anyway.

The solution’s storage capacity efficiency is good. The new solution is doing deduplication now, as well as compression. The old solutions could only do compression, so it has been good that way.

All-flash positions our organization for growth. Our last solution did not.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is excellent. My team is extremely happy with Nimble Support and InfoSight.

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

We had performance issue on our previous solution (AF3000).

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward because we have a rep who we have dealt with for six to seven years.

What about the implementation team?

We used a reseller, CDW, for the deployment. Our experience with CDW was good, but it was our Nimble HPE rep who really did the work.

What was our ROI?

The solution has doubled our performance, which is why we upgraded.

The solution has improved our throughput, keeping applications responsive.

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

It is a CAPEX investment. Over the anticipated lifespan, I would say the pricing is $10,000 a month.

The price has room for improvement.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Pure Storage and Nimble were on our shortlist. 

We chose Nimble because they were the incumbent. We had a good experience with them. They have good support. Ultimately, they had the better price.

What other advice do I have?

We receive great support. We have had no unplanned downtime.

Our experience with the product has been excellent.

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

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