HPE Nimble Storage Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
Operation Manager at a leisure / travel company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the speed, ease of use, administration, and the support model. We have the VMware plugin for Pure storage. It's the plugin… more »

How has it helped my organization?

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 ease of management, cutting edge… more »

What needs improvement?

From a software perspective, it's been great. They've done a lot of things with VM integration from the Pure side. I would love for them to have a hyper-converged… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before Pure, we had EMC VNX, and we were having the entire array reboot and we would lose a server room at a remote casino. All VMs would go down and have to reboot… more »

What other advice do I have?

They're the leader in the industry and everyone's chasing them. They're a cloud-native array that no one's ever done and their storage is excellent. Even if they weren't… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I wasn't a decision-maker in the decision-making process. Had I been, I would've considered Nimble All Flash Array. I wouldn't consider anything else. Everything else that… more »
Real User
Infrastructure Team Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
Nov 20 2019

What is most valuable?

Multi-protocol is the most valuable feature for us. It does everything in one system: CIFS, ISCSI, and fiber channel. Other systems don't do all that.

How has it helped my organization?

NetApp helped us with its ease of deployment and ease of use. The solution's data protection and data management are also easy. AFF has improved our response time by about… more »

What needs improvement?

The procurement process could be improved. It takes a long time for us to receive stuff. The product is good. It's not the product, it's just that it takes forever to get… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the upgrading of the solution is high. I could buy a whole unit of All Flash FAS 300 with a shelf for around $285,000. Yet if I want to add one additional… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had an AFF already there. We just upgraded. In my previous company, where I was for five years, we used NetApp extensively. So I had a lot of experience and interaction… more »

What other advice do I have?

I think it fits a multitude of needs. For someone who doesn't know how to provision storage, it gives you, SIPS and NAS storage. NAS storage gives you a SAN protocol so… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Pure Storage and Nimble. I've used HPE 3PAR and Tintri as well. We've looked at a lot of different vendors. Most of them were better in terms of their upgrade… more »
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Review of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jun 02 2020

What is most valuable?

Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution. Primera has good performance and the compression is also good. It integrates well with other software including Docker and… more »

What needs improvement?

This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I work with a variety of vendors for all-flash storage solutions including Nimble, Primera, NetApp, Pure Storage Evergreen, E8 storage, and Huawei. A lot of the products from different vendors have the same features. This suitability of one… more »

What other advice do I have?

Overall, Primera is a good product and if it is suitable for the requirements then it is one that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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