HPE Nimble Storage Pros and Cons

HPE Nimble Storage Pros

MattBonfield
Senior Systems Engineer
The stability is awesome. The product has always been reliable. It has been 100 percent up. We have never had any downtime with it. Even if a controller fails due to our firmware or whatever, it rolls over to the second one and keeps us running.
Nimble's support is awesome and one of the best. You sort of get a Tier 3 plus guy every time that you call, no matter if it is a Tier 0 issue. This is super helpful in case we ever have problems.
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Systems667
IT Infrastructure & Systems Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
We use a platform as a service and have multiple application vendors who comprise that platform. There are moments when those application vendors put the blame on us. By working in InfoSight, I am able to say, "No, it is not us." I can actually provide proof, either by using screenshots or through reporting.
There are a lot of redundancies in all the right areas, so it is pretty stable.
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Jeff Tedform
Senior Network Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees
The storage capacity efficiency is phenomenal. It is off the charts in comparison to the compression ratios that we got before. We are able to save a lot more to the device.
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Guillermo Black
Service Manager at Sadle Creek Logistics
Not only is it high performing, but it is also more compact and fits better in our storage arrays than equipment from other storage providers.
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Atul Sohla
Operations Manager at Nuvollo
We get storage access without the need for more human monitoring of those resources.
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Larry Stewart
Director of Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I really like the form factor, which is nice and compact and small.
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Sanjeev JHA
IT Manager at Harvard University
We like the performance.
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Chris Childerhose
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed
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Bilal Aksoy
Network & System Support Engineer at a recruiting/HR firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution runs pretty fast.
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Infrastr2c88
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We have seen our average latency go from four milliseconds to point four. Therefore, we are getting 10 times better performance down to the end user on everything. We have seen an increase in our IOPS by ten times.
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HPE Nimble Storage Cons

MattBonfield
Senior Systems Engineer
I would like deduplication by default on all the volumes. I still don't understand (or know why) dedupe isn't enabled for the templates out-of-the-box. We have to go in and manually enable it each and every time.
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Systems667
IT Infrastructure & Systems Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
I wish they would put the InfoSight page back the way it was. I got in it for the first time about two years ago, and it looked the same for about a year and a half. Then, about six months ago, it changed. There are different options now. I can still get to where I need to go, but it feels like it takes longer, where before it didn't. Also, I felt like I had a lot more options before. I have to do a lot more to digging now to get to where I need to go. I just wish they had their old page back.
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Jeff Tedform
Senior Network Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees
I would like to see the network portion of the product improve, especially with some of the things which are coming out from Aruba and HPE. Both are innovating more of an automated networking. I would like to see our Nimble meld into that and do some automated networking.
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Guillermo Black
Service Manager at Sadle Creek Logistics
I would like to see more advanced analytics in the next release of this solution.
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Atul Sohla
Operations Manager at Nuvollo
The large hardware components may be difficult to fit into some standard racks.
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Larry Stewart
Director of Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see greater integration with Microsoft's Hyper-V platform.
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Sanjeev JHA
IT Manager at Harvard University
I would like to see more integrations.
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Chris Childerhose
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
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.
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Bilal Aksoy
Network & System Support Engineer at a recruiting/HR firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution requires a higher availability.
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Infrastr2c88
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
I want to see the full integration with OneView. I know they have started it, but I haven't had a chance to look at and evaluate it.
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Learn what your peers think about HPE Nimble Storage. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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