HPE Nimble Storage Room for Improvement

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. It might help to have a software revision for something like this, or even a more intuitive local dashboard, not InfoSight, but Nimble's local dash. That would be great. The UI and local dash need improvement. They have changed it around a little bit between firmware upgrades. When you do that, things are out of place and not where they used to be. There is also some granular nitty-gritty analytics that we would like to get down into deeper, like when you view volumes, you have percent-free space, and the ability to sort those volumes by the percentage or sort by the amount of data: the megabytes, gigabytes, etc. That is no longer available in the new UI. I would love to see that improved, where you can sort down the list. While InfoSight is very useful, if you widen your scope of range when you're trying to look at a month of reports, the averaging that it does sort of skews things a bit. If you drill down further into a day or hour, it looks a lot better. I wish they would have a chart or GUI that didn't average as heavily, just giving you minute spikes and things that you could see on a wider view. View full review »
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. View full review »
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. View full review »
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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. Perhaps it will help us to see things that we're not seeing already. View full review »
Atul Sohla
Operations Manager at Nuvollo
As far as what future versions of the product should include, I don't have any experience with what it is lacking. It is really up to the technical guys to determine what is potentially missing from the solution. View full review »
Larry Stewart
Director of Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would have been nice if the vendor had informed us of a known bug that occurred during the firmware upgrade because we could have prevented our only major failure. I would like to see greater integration with Microsoft's Hyper-V platform. We are one hundred percent Hyper-V and no longer have use for the expensive VMware platform. View full review »
Sanjeev JHA
IT Manager at Harvard University
I would like to see more integrations. They might already have them, but I want to integrate it with the different hardware we have. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
No areas require improvement at this time. The arrays run very well and updates are flawless when completing. View full review »
Bilal Aksoy
Network & System Support Engineer at a recruiting/HR firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution requires a higher availability. The pricing of the solution isn't ideal. They should work to make it more affordable. It's very expensive. I'd like to be able to configure the solution from vCenter, which isn't possible right now. It would be great if the solution offered even more integrations and plugins. View full review »
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. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
The product is great. When sizing the array based on requirements the option to add more network cards for throughput would be something to help clients. Product Support is best in class as always. View full review »
IT Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
An area that needs improvement is extending the life of the device after five years. View full review »
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The way the market is going, supporting NVMe storage would be useful as a step up. View full review »
Christian Poortvliet
Head of IT at One
I don't think it is officially released yet, but the main reason that we chose Nimble is because of the sync rep feature. So, I would like to see that further evolve. This feature will be essential for our setups. View full review »
Technical Specialist at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Scalability, in terms of being able to scale out, is not easy and should be improved. In the future, I would like to see the vendor upgrade the hardware. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to have integration into cloud providers, apart from HPE. The release cycle for the firmware upgrades could be improved. They are a bit long. View full review »
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