Dell EMC SC Series vs Nimble Storage

Dell EMC SC Series is ranked 28th in All-Flash Arrays with 1 review vs Nimble Storage which is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Arrays with 54 reviews. The top reviewer of Dell EMC SC Series writes "It is fast and performs well". The top reviewer of Nimble Storage writes "The VMVision feature grabs stats from our VMware environment. It allows us to troubleshoot our environment in one view". Dell EMC SC Series is most compared with . Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, Pure Storage and Tintri VMstore.
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It is fast and performs well.

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I use InfoSight quite a bit. It works well. It allows you to get some insight into what's happening in your environment immediately, instead of having to send things off and having them analyzed and sent back to you.The fact that they offer free training is awesome. There are not very many vendors that do that.Even through upgrades, there is no downtime, not even a hiccup for users.The setup was very, very simple. When we got our AF5000, no kidding, we had it up in production within two hoursOur upgrades are seamless. Whether we're adding storage, or upgrading the software, we don't take an outage for those upgrades.I have added expansion shelves on several of them. It is simple to do. You plug it in, you attach two cables, then you press one button, like "Add", and that is all you have to do.They do a good job of helping people do storage in a very simple way.They could probably improve an organization with just about anything. It is all a matter of ease of use, ease of the implementation, etc.

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The administration and support (on the way that they delivered) was a little bit slow.

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The only thing I'm really looking for in my next array is some hyperconverged, so if they had something in that space... But I know they have SimpliVity so that is probably not going to happen.The only thing that I can really compare Nimble to is all-flash because, right now, Nimble is a hybrid solution. I would like to see them come out with an all-flash alternative.I'd also like to see them incorporate tools that let me get granular with the VMs. I want to see an individual VM, I want to Snapshot and recover an individual VM.I would like to see native network attached storage (NAS) functionality. Our customers are looking for NAS, and Nimble can't give it to them.There are customers who want to do some different things with the Microsoft Resilient File System. There are some customers who want to do different types of connectivity. I do not know if I would call that an improvement, necessarily, because if you want that, you should get a different product.We have had some stability issues with one array which has happened twice during subsequent software updates but is due to a bad Postgres database.More reporting is probably the only thing that is really lacking. It would be helpful to go to the business and say, "This is how we've evolved with our solution, and this is why we need more." Being able to put forward a business case with data to back it up, essentially.I'd like to see more granular quality of service rules. Currently, I think currently there's not much room for maximum IOPS, but there's not an option for minimum IOPS for a given volume.

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Nimble has really met all of our needs and at a price we could afford. It certainly wasn't as expensive as a lot of other all-flash solutions that we could have bought.If we had stuck with EMC, we would have spent a lot more. We have EMC in-house, we have a bunch of them. Switching to Nimble saved me millions of dollars over the past three years... Nimble fills a need for performance within a budget that is in the sub-million dollar range.The first two that I bought were incredibly expensive, compared to the last five to seven that I have bought. The price has come way down, and it has been a year or so since we bought one.If you are a super small company, the product is probably not right for you. It is out of your price range. Anything from mid-SMB up to enterprise, it is absolutely the right product.It is very pricey. You pay for what you get, and this storage solution is great. It is well worth the cost.It is cost-effective, which is important for a service provider, because you're competing with hyper-scale providers who do things at extremely large scale, who tend to kill you on price if you're not careful.It is expensive, but it is worth the “uptime”.Competitive. No licensing. Since everything is included.

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Overview
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Dell EMC SC Series arrays provide a unified platform for the ultimate in performance, adaptability and machine-driven efficiency. SC Series software delivers modern features that help you meet aggressive workload demands using the fewest drives necessary. With an open, future-ready design, SC Series storage integrates seamlessly with applications and infrastructure, enabling you to scale on a single platform and add capabilities without forklift upgrades.

Our Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations. 
Once you’ve experienced our simplicity, you’ll never go back to traditional infrastructure again. Over 9,000 customers rely on Nimble to power their businesses, both on-premise and in the cloud.

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