IntelliFlash vs. Nimble Storage

As of June 2019, IntelliFlash is ranked 15th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 1 review vs Nimble Storage which is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 25 reviews. The top reviewer of IntelliFlash writes "Improved throughput throughout our organization, and very robust". The top reviewer of Nimble Storage writes "InfoSight has been the best feature so far". IntelliFlash is most compared with Nimble Storage, Pure Storage FlashArray and Dell EMC Unity. Nimble Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity, HPE 3PAR Flash Storage and Pure Storage FlashArray.
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Pros
It's very fast. We were seeing read latencies of less than one millisecond. It is robust.

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InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployedInfoSight. It's AI for the data center. It's very easy, it does a lot of the work for the customer... InfoSight and the whole system, help them to deal with troubleshooting.Our virtual admins are able to take control of Nimble and know how to allocate the storage, whenever it is required, thus reducing time.The most valuable feature is InfoSight, and the ability that InfoSight gives you, from insight within your environment to what is going on at the storage layer.It's easy to use, it's just like 3PAR. I made clusters of 32 hosts with 50 volumes and that took barely an hour. I scripted a lot of it, filled in the names of volumes, the names of servers.InfoSight provides real-time reporting, it gives you information about your different volumes, how the arrays are being used, I/O, performance in general.Scalability is another reason we chose to go with Nimble: upgrading to another storage array. If we need higher capacity or throughput, we can just replace controllers, we don't have to replace or forklift-upgrade the whole chassis.I use InfoSight quite a bit. It works well. It allows you to get some insight into what's happening in your environment immediately, instead of having to send things off and having them analyzed and sent back to you.

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Cons
It's somewhat scalable, but maybe not so much as some of the competition.

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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.The solution that I have is a hybrid, not a full flash. The hybrid version could be improved.I want it to be an active-active array. Nimble would be great as an active-active array because then everything checks out. It would give a feeling of comfort.The only thing I'm really looking for in my next array is some hyperconverged, so if they had something in that space... But I know they have SimpliVity so that is probably not going to happen.The only thing that I can really compare Nimble to is all-flash because, right now, Nimble is a hybrid solution. I would like to see them come out with an all-flash alternative.I'd also like to see them incorporate tools that let me get granular with the VMs. I want to see an individual VM, I want to Snapshot and recover an individual VM.I would like to see native network attached storage (NAS) functionality. Our customers are looking for NAS, and Nimble can't give it to them.There are customers who want to do some different things with the Microsoft Resilient File System. There are some customers who want to do different types of connectivity. I do not know if I would call that an improvement, necessarily, because if you want that, you should get a different product.

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Nimble has really met all of our needs and at a price we could afford. It certainly wasn't as expensive as a lot of other all-flash solutions that we could have bought.If we had stuck with EMC, we would have spent a lot more. We have EMC in-house, we have a bunch of them. Switching to Nimble saved me millions of dollars over the past three years... Nimble fills a need for performance within a budget that is in the sub-million dollar range.The first two that I bought were incredibly expensive, compared to the last five to seven that I have bought. The price has come way down, and it has been a year or so since we bought one.If you are a super small company, the product is probably not right for you. It is out of your price range. Anything from mid-SMB up to enterprise, it is absolutely the right product.It is very pricey. You pay for what you get, and this storage solution is great. It is well worth the cost.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”.

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Also Known As
Tegile, IntelliFlash N-Series, IntelliFlash T-Series, IntelliFlash HD-Series
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Western Digital
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Overview

Western Digital through its IntelliFlash arrays delivers high-performance storage with a complete range of features and connectivity options, including inline compression and deduplication, application and VM consistent snapshots, replication, RAID, data encryption, VMware vCenter integration, and multi-protocol support for SAN (FC, iSCSI) and NAS (NFS, SMBv3). IntelliFlash arrays deliver high availability through dualredundant and hot-swappable components, active/active or active/passive controllers, non-disruptive software upgrades, eMLC flash, and proactive cloud-based monitoring, analytics, and intelligence. A RESTful API provides scripted or programmatic control.

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
Bank of Stockton, Barnsley College, Boyes Turner, Brigham Young UniversityAce 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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company21%
Healthcare Company15%
Mining And Metals Company12%
Legal Firm12%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Legal Firm8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Marketing Services Firm11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
Healthcare Company8%
Company Size
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Small Business75%
Midsize Enterprise25%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise41%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise45%
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