Chris ChilderhoseLead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Mir Gulzar AhmedManager IT at a tech services company
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 most valuable feature of this solution is its scalability."
"If you buy the solution for its specific purpose it will work well."
"The most valuable feature is the performance, as well as how you manage performance on the system."
"The dashboard is such that you don't need to be a storage expert to administer it."
"The system efficiency is excellent overall."
"I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good."
"SolidFire provides seamless performance across your storage system when you need to scale up. Other storage systems do not do that."
"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."
"This solution would be improved if it were made to be more compatible with other products."
"They could make the mNode more user-friendly. Now you need to configure and add nodes by CLI and it’s not really easy to manage. If they created a web interface to do the management of the mNode, that would be great!."
"The technical support is really bad and has to be improved."
"The inclusion of more protocols and interfaces would make it easier to integrate with other products."
"The user interface needs to be improved. Much of the client feedback involves comments such as "Oh, it's hard to navigate through.""
"You don't have business continuity with SolidFire. I think it could be a nice feature to have in the future."
"SolidFire should start from two nodes instead of the four nodes. That's the only thing. In a lot of solutions, we have to use four nodes, that's the better thing. But as a starting point, two is better. That's why their starting point is expensive."
"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."
"The price of this solution is more expensive than others."
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.
Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet
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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.
SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.
HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 14 reviews while SolidFire is ranked 20th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 9.0, while SolidFire is rated 8.0. 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 SolidFire writes "Simple to deploy and has good stability ". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas SolidFire is most compared with VMware vSAN, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and HPE 3PAR StoreServ. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. SolidFire report.
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