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When we had issues due to a bad Postgres database, Nimble was very helpful and even replaced the array with a brand...
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC XtremIO Flash vs. Nimble Storage and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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We mostly use it for backup, because we cannot measure anything, and we are afraid to use it for surveillance systems. We were planning to use it for mostly for surveillance systems.
The most valuable features are that it is fast and reliable.
We've seen great enhancements from the performance point of view. There's good availability, stability, and continuity, but the performance actually has increased by 60 or 70%.
I like the deduplication and auto-tiering features.
The solution's most valuable feature is its high performance.
The solution's most valuable features are the inline data reduction and deduplication.
The program is very stable.
The most valuable features are: complete performance and ease of use.
InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed
We get storage access without the need for more human monitoring of those resources.
Not only is it high performing, but it is also more compact and fits better in our storage arrays than equipment from other storage providers.
This solution has given us reliability that is evident by the fact that it has been running for five years with virtually no hiccups.
I really like the form factor, which is nice and compact and small.
The solution's uptime is fantastic. It's 100 percent. In addition, Nimble's storage capacity efficiency is very effective.
The all-flash positions our organization for growth. It is much easier to use, and we do not have to worry about the I/O profile of the workloads that we putting on the array.
InfoSight has helped us resolved an issue where the snapshots were growing too big.
One thing that should be improved is the reporting and monitoring tools. It should use real time monitoring for storage, IOPS, latency, etc.
The management should be improved and the GUI interface could be better and easier.
The solution needs to be simplified. When you integrate your storage with other systems, could use a little bit of automation.
The product could be improved by reducing the pricing and having better organization in their technical support team.
The implementation isn't exactly complex, but the solution should have some enhancements in it to make the process more centralized.
This solution is geared toward enterprise-level companies. Small and medium-sized businesses would find it extremely expensive.
I would like to see more scalability.
It is very expensive to scale. You have to buy an additional system to extend from one disc, for instance. It is scalable, but extremely expensive to do so.
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.
The large hardware components may be difficult to fit into some standard racks.
I would like to see more advanced analytics in the next release of this solution.
An area that needs improvement is extending the life of the device after five years.
I would like to see greater integration with Microsoft's Hyper-V platform.
The way the market is going, supporting NVMe storage would be useful as a step up.
I don't think it is officially released yet, but the main reason that we chose Nimble is because of the sync rep feature. So, I would like to see that further evolve. This feature will be essential for our setups.
I would like to see more integrations.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The initial purchase price was good but when you need to upgrade, it's a different story.
There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
It is expensive if you need to increase scalability.
We paid about $80,000 for our permanent site licence.
There are no licensing costs for this solution.
We buy the arrays outright, so we don't pay anything on an ongoing monthly basis for licensing.
Our hybrid solution could do with some more competitive pricing and more scaled-down deployments. Already, the smallest one is too much for us. We would flourish by having a smaller unit.
If you don't go cheap, it is eventually worth it. However, the initial investment is high.
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.
Performance per dollar, when we looked at it, was the highest that we could get for what we needed.
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