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"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."

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"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."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.""It is easy to deploy and it's all-flash, so it's very fast.""The speed is the most valuable feature of this solution.""It helps us maintain uptime much better than other solutions we've used in the past, and the support is extremely quick and responsive.""The performance and the ever-growing maintenance are the most valuable features of this solution.""Having fast storage allows actual servers to perform in high capacity so we don't have slowdowns on our applications.""The top-tier support and reliable storage are the most valuable features of this solution.""It comes with a large number of features out-of-the-box, which makes it easy for us to see problems and manage capacity."

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"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."

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"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."

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"The price of this solution could be improved.""As partners, we should have the option to download the software, rather than have to go back through Pure to obtain it.""We haven't seen ROI.""I would love for them to have a hyper-converged solution.""In the next release I would like to see integration into other third-party player providers like Google.""As long as they always improve on IOPS speed, that's all we're really looking for. The faster the storage can be the more we can do speed of application and speed of use.""In the next release, I would like to see file-level encryption.""I would like to have an easy way to determine the cost per VM so that I can present a solution to our customers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"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."

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"We have 16 or 18 arrays. We like to do the three-year support model so that we get Evergreen and therefore, we get free upgrades. We pay around more than 1.5 million dollars.""Our costs are around $100,000.""Pure has been flexible with us on the pricing models.""I don't know the exact cost but it's around $1,000.""In terms of other contemporary arrays, Pure is something you need to have a use case for, as it's not priced for you to buy one off-the-shelf. If you have a use case, heavy lift Oracle Databases, any type of noticeable virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), or need low latency and high throughput, you should consider all-flash at least and probably Pure Storage.""Its price is almost double than any other flash storage solution.""The price, in general, is around $100,000, however, I know it costs more.""They have a standardized fee; it's been the same price for 10 years straight. I am happy with the price — I think it's good."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: The fact that you can manage the requirements is one the most valuable features of HPE Nimble Storage. The other is the… more »
Top Answer: I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela.
Top Answer: I think the scalability of HPE Nimble Storage could be improved. In Venezuela, we have to purchase the solution for two… more »
Top Answer: Both are great platforms, but if you are considering all flash solutions, I would recommend you to consider Pure… more »
Top Answer: We're getting good performance, and the compression ratio is also very good in Pure Storage FlashArray.
Top Answer: My organization has a yearly license, but I believe that Pure Storage FlashArray has capacity-based licenses as well… more »
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

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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.

Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.

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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage vs. Pure Storage FlashArray and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 14 reviews while Pure Storage FlashArray is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 33 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 9.0, while Pure Storage FlashArray is rated 9.2. 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 Pure Storage FlashArray writes "A solution with high performance that is easy to install, troubleshoot, and manage capacity". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Dell EMC PowerStore, whereas Pure Storage FlashArray is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell EMC PowerStore and VMware vSAN. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. Pure Storage FlashArray report.

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