Nimble Storage Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
Operation Manager at a government 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»
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, are incredible compared to other devices we… 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 major upgrade in performance I/O, increasing… 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 with the base tier. It's one size. Even though… more»

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

Hardware refresh cycle demanded the replacement of an older EMC VNXe 3100 unit within our VMware array. We needed to find a new solution for our data store. We looked… 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 platform. However, we were impressed by the TimeOS… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

EMC VNXe, HPE MSA 2040, Nutanix, Nimble, Tegile.
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 issues with it. Usually, on a daily basis, we don't… more»

What needs improvement?

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

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 liked the performance and the features that the Unity… 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. That's it. Regarding simplicity of ownership… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our shortlist also included Nimble.
Real User
Virtualization Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 02 2018

What is most valuable?

It has good dedupe and compression. Also, the built-in data migration capabilities are pretty good, as is the federation. When we started migrating the workloads from… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's good storage product for our C and D drives for the virtualization space.

What needs improvement?

It would be great if they could increase the compression and dedupe ratio.

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

It is affordable. We need more discount, but it's good. Pricing is more important than improving on dedupe or compression.

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

We had XtremeIO for the past three or four years and, prior to that, we had NetApp. I think the SC Series works better. We are pretty happy with it. In terms of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Research is important. Understand the product. Just like any other technology you use, research is the most important part.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Nimble and NetApp. We went with Dell EMC. We have a good relationship since most of our stuff is on VMware. When Michael Dell bought VMware we said, "Yeah, we… more»
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