Nimble Storage Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Anonymous User
Real User
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

All Flash Only * Designed as only flash with the xx50 designation. This array was never intended for spinning disk or… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were quite hesitant on the array size when it was pitched as our replacement of an aged SAN. We were guaranteed we… more»

What needs improvement?

I would really love to see HPE add some cloud analytics. So many other Tier 1 SAN vendors have enhanced cloud analytics… more»

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

Remember, you are charged per disk with a 3PAR array for licensing. Make note of this when considering future capacity. A… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our previous solution was retired due to capacity and performance issues. HPE really addressed our issues with their… more»

What other advice do I have?

* Make sure that you are trained on the nuances of 3PAR technology if you select this Storage Area Network. * There are… more»
Ashwin Bhadra
Real User
Senior Manager of Product and Services at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the efficiencies that all-flash brings. It helps us reduce costs and be competitive in the market. It's quite easy to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the power and agility to spin up VMs as quickly as possible. We have also standardized on NetApp. All the storage that we have for our… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be great if they had a single pane of glass or a single dashboard where all the NetApp ecosystem storages could be viewed and monitored… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not have any other flash solution. We were running a tiered storage approach but because of market demand, where our customers wanted… more»

What other advice do I have?

You should definitely look at NetApp AFF and evaluate it. In terms of how long it takes to set up and provision enterprise applications using AFF… more»
Richard Boucher
Real User
Director of Information Services
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

The TimeOS support and I/O performance. For instance, recovery of data from any point in time, and the speed of the unit… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This device has allowed us to reduce our footprint, saving money on equipment refresh and maintenance. It has given us a… more»

What needs improvement?

* Have some hooks into cloud storage for backup. * Update the system to use additional secondary storage as a resource.

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

Only one device is sold. Negotiate the initial storage, but you can start small and move up with ease. Negotiate. We went… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Hardware refresh cycle demanded the replacement of an older EMC VNXe 3100 unit within our VMware array. We needed to find… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have not looked into the option of replacing our storage and backup with Reduxio’s converged primary and secondary… more»
Anthony Dominguez
Real User
Infrastructure Team Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 03 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease of setup and management have been the best features.

How has it helped my organization?

I don't have to spend nearly as much time getting in to manage the device on a daily basis because it functions very smoothly. We don't have any… more»

What needs improvement?

The only thing that could improve it would be a price reduction.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a previous storage device that was coming to end-of-life and we wanted to replace it. We had to do it in a very short time, last year. I… more»

What other advice do I have?

So far, it has done everything that they say, in demos, it will do. I cannot stress enough how simple and easy it is to set up and use and manage… more»
Todd Gallagher
Real User
Senior Storage Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Ease of management, aside from the serious performance, is the best feature. We can set it and forget it. We can quickly… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to the XtremIO, we just could not perform the data warehousing activities that enable our company to achieve… more»

What needs improvement?

The upgrade ability seems to have improved. I believe having more replication options comparatively to VMAX (other than… more»

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

It's not cheap, but it absolutely gets the job done. I don't have any real comment regarding licensing specifically.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using Nimble Storage and HPE and had just purchased EMC Symmetrix VMAX 10k.

What other advice do I have?

Do an on-premise PoC to see how simple it is and test the performance. Run through a Mitrend data analysis if you want an… more»
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