HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs Nimble Storage

HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is ranked 1st in All-Flash Arrays with 105 reviews vs Nimble Storage which is ranked 3rd in All-Flash Arrays with 47 reviews. The top reviewer of HPE 3PAR Flash Storage writes "The ease of moving data around is beneficial". 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". HPE 3PAR Flash Storage is most compared with EMC VNX, Dell EMC Unity and NetApp All Flash FAS. Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE 3PAR Flash Storage, Pure Storage and Tintri VMstore. See our HPE 3PAR Flash Storage vs Nimble Storage report.
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Pros
The optimization features move chunklets or hot spots to faster drives.The 3PAR tool is cheaper to maintain with more storage available.Previously, we were using EVA from HPE. When we moved to 3PAR, we noticed a reduction in footprint, reduced by more than 30%. We use the Adaptive Optimization, giving us a reduction in cost and with better performance.Since it's being used to support a virtual infrastructure, that gives us access to all of the benefits of a virtual infrastructure. So, instead of spending hours trying to rebuild or to fix a broken server, we can instead wipe it out and throw up a new one and we're up and running again.I like the speed capabilities that it provides. The deduplication features definitely have some huge potential. The latest firmware, where they've enabled compression for workloads that aren't very good for deduplication, I can definitely see huge potential there.It provides ​very fast deployment. The performance for our most critical applications is very quick.Thanks to HPE remote IT assistance, they can do the updates with the configuration in best-case scenario.It is easy to scale, easy to manage, and easy to configure.

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InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployedIt has totally taken away a layer of time and effort, management-wise, from two engineers to give that time back into developing more solutions. It has provided us essentially with a platform to go away and be more creative, knowing that that is stable and can do whatever we chuck at it.Regarding their support, you always get through to somebody who knows exactly what they're talking about.Any updates are just part of your subscription, so you don't have to buy add-ons for new features. You're continually adding value to it.The tech support for Nimble Storage is exceptional. You go straight through to a third-line technician. I can't ask for more than that.It's streamlined our storage platform. We've consolidated everything down to the Nimble Storage platform. So we've got a single service provider, a single common platform. It has reduced the support costs. It has reduced staff costs in terms of time dealing with different platforms.In regards to stability, I haven't had a single moment of downtime in seven years.It's given us more time to do the important things, less time worrying about SANs and failures and picking up the pieces. It just works.

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The management interface is not intuitive.Extending is not a problem, scalability is okay. But once you buy additional box of disks, you have to wait for HPE to contact you with their plan for implementation, for connecting, and it can take several weeks. So, you have the box and you have to wait for several weeks to actually implement it.I would like to see more virtualization: storage virtualization, data virtualization would be very nice.HPE has a product that I am very interested in, but it lacks of integration with 3PAR - HPE SimpliVity.I would like them to improve it so I can do firmware upgrades without downtime.Would like to see ​some management functions through a web interface.​Generally, the management of the multiple systems that we have is really the only problem, always having to go to all these separate tools to manage everything.We would like to see the ability to not only be integrated with hybrid IT, but on-prem.

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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.​The backup solution that they are using now probably has not been deduped.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.The amount of firmware updates released seem excessive.I would like to see integration with OneView, at least for reporting or some sort of monitoring.I really would like to see synchronous replication. This is something that when we have multiple arrays in our environment and being able to do something like a zero RPO.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
As a school, we always have​ low budgets. We are a nonprofit organization. We do not have too much budget, so we care about prices, discounts, and especially about the product quality. The last 16 years, we have been an HPE customer. We are very much happy with HPE products.Nowadays, from a storage point of view, there are so many vendors in the market. So cost is one of the factors that pushed us to go with HPE 3PAR. Cost-wise they're pretty competitive.The main issue with 3PAR right now is its cost problem. Right now, there are some other storage cabinets that can do what 3PAR can do. Now, they can do it as well with a more revised budget.To be more competitive, as customer, we need a more aggressive price that includes all the licenses available.It's very reliable and it was cost competitive with other arrays at the time that we purchased it.

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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.From a price/performance perspective, Nimble simply can’t be beat. From a TCO perspective, the stability alone pays for itself.

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Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
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Compared 13% of the time.
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Purestorage
Compared 16% of the time.
Tintri
Compared 10% of the time.
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Also Known AsInServ, Storeserv, 3PAR Flash Storage, HP Enterprise Storage, 3PAR Flash Array, HP 3PAR Flash Storage
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Overview

HP 3PAR all-flash storage accelerates business agility by boosting application performance with over 900,000 IOPS at less than 0.7 ms latency. And it does this while delivering all the enterprise-class, Tier-1 features and functionality you expect from the storage platform that powers three of the world’s four largest managed service providers.

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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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersJust Energy, Latisys, team AG, DreamWorks, BlueShore Financial, Erasmus MCAce Relocation, Atkins Nutritionals, Berkeley Research Group, Canadian International School, City of Hot Springs, Clackamas County, Corona-Norco Unified School District, Ideal Integrations, Linear Technology, P&O Maritime, Retail Apparel Group (RAG), Virtual Radiologic
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Financial Services Firm
23%
Retailer
8%
Healthcare Company
7%
Government
6%
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Marketing Services Firm
8%
Healthcare Company
7%
University
7%
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Financial Services Firm
21%
Legal Firm
9%
Engineering Company
6%
Software R&D Company
6%
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Financial Services Firm
15%
Marketing Services Firm
6%
Real Estate/Law Firm
6%
Manufacturing Company
6%
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Small Business
20%
Midsize Enterprise
25%
Large Enterprise
55%
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
22%
Midsize Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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