Chris ChilderhoseLead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Anonymous UserIT Manager at a agriculture
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN."
"The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features."
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."
"The most valuable feature is data mirroring."
"The solution runs pretty fast."
"InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed"
"The performance and the processor are good."
"In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable."
"The replay and IOPS work well."
"This product is very easy to set up."
"Some of the beneficial features I have found are the Block-level backups, the interface is easy to use, backups work well and the portal is functional."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"It performed great originally, and when it performed great, it was awesome."
"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint."
"In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented."
"I would like to see the management layer improved."
"Scalability, in terms of being able to scale out, is not easy and should be improved."
"The solution requires a higher availability."
"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."
"I would like to see an added feature to auto-fix, or a dynamic alerting system on storage."
"The most difficult part about Nimble was the fact that it didn't have a standard length."
"The dashboard can be improved."
"The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with."
"We want to start storing data in the cloud really soon and we are looking at options."
"I wouldn't say I like anything about this solution. We are looking for a replacement with Dell EMC and Pure Storage. Tegile's performance, support, and features are horrible. It's going down. Multiple companies have bought it. It looked okay at one point in time, like four years ago. Even though it wasn't one of the best, it still looked okay. Since the management has changed several times, it looks like it's going down the drain. Performance is horrible now. Our original intent was to buy new storage in about two years. But since it became a critical urgency for us, we decided to purchase a new one in two or three months. It would be better if they improved the codebase. We have issues very often with their code, and I think that is the main pain point. The hardware is also horrible because we have either a controller failure or a SATADOM failure very often. Now and then, we also have a disc failure. They have to get their act together. They have to make sure their hardware is robust, they have to make sure their code is good, and then we can think about new features and functionality. First, make the unit run properly, and then we can think about additions. Obviously, their support has to be knowledgeable. Because when I told them, "we have latency issues, come troubleshoot it for us," nobody came. But if we tell them that "we need to do a firmware upgrade," then they are like, "okay. Let's do a firmware upgrade." They will come to do the firmware upgrade, and then they will go. But with the firmware upgrades, you might never know when it works properly and when it doesn't work properly. If there is a disc that needs to be replaced, and we ask them to replace it, they'll say, "okay, just share the remote station with us, and we'll run some commands, and we'll validate which disc is faulty. If it's really faulty, we will send the disc. We do that, and then they find the faulty disc and send a replacement. They will do these minor things. But that's not what we are looking for. We are looking for more features and more functionality. Like if there is latency, try to help us out and help the customer find where the latency is. It doesn't necessarily have to be only with SAN storage. It might be a configuration issue, or it might be something else. So, you should help the customer find where the issue is. Unfortunately, that is not what we are getting from them. So they have to improve that a lot."
"Technical support is bad. It'd grade them at 30% or 40%. The response time is terrible."
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with."
"The licensing fees are very reasonable."
"The pricing is better than some of the competitors, such as Dell EMC."
"Nimble Storage is too expensive for our enterprise customers."
"I would classify it as an expensive product."
"HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time."
"The price is negotiable and when we first received the quote it was expensive, but after dealing with them and receiving a discount, the price is reasonable."
"The solution is a little pricey compared to others on the market."
"I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela."
"We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly."
"I think we pay around 100 grand per year for three arrays or four arrays."
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HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 17 reviews while IntelliFlash is ranked 29th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 2 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6, while IntelliFlash is rated 4.0. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "When we had issues due to a bad Postgres database, Nimble was very helpful and even replaced the array with a brand new one for our troubles". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IntelliFlash writes "A unified flash storage solution with poor performance, support, and features". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas IntelliFlash is most compared with Tintri VMstore, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC SC Series and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS). See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. IntelliFlash report.
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