Nimble Storage Other Solutions Considered

MattBonfield
Senior Systems Engineer
We looked at Dell EMC, Nimbus, and Nimble. Nimble just stuck out of the pack. The demo that they gave us years ago was really what sold it. We have a reseller who we work with, and we are a partner with them for other things. We do networks for them, and they do other system switching for us. The reseller had a Nimble and demonstrate it to us, which made the deal right there. It wasn't Nimble who did the demo, it was the reseller, and the reseller really came through. View full review »
Systems667
IT Infrastructure & Systems Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
We looked at other storage companies. The fact that I can incorporate both flash and spin into one pane, look at Nimble and still get solutions. For me, it was a no-brainer. This was the discovery phase. We vetted out quite a few storage arrays. This one was the one that we all came in agreement with. We looked at Hitachi and Pure Storage. The reason why Pure Storage was removed from our list was because they only offered flash. We needed both flash and spin. View full review »
Jeff Tedform
Senior Network Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees
We had Dell EMC, Nimble, and 3PAR come out. Our partner is Logicalis, and they set up all these interviews for us. We interviewed them one at a time. With our partner, we came to the decision that Nimble was the right choice for us. There is nothing like it that we can buy that even comes close to this product. We looked at five different products, then we decided to go with Nimble. It is hands down the best device that was available to us. View full review »
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VPTech3691
Vice President Tech Operations at Ten-X
Our production environment runs off of Pure Storage, our corporate environment runs off of Nimble. View full review »
Dustin Newby
IT Director at a healthcare company
We looked at EMC, Pure Storage, and VxRail. View full review »
Guillermo Black
Service Manager at Sadle Creek Logistics
We looked at providers other than HP, such as Pure Storage, but we don't like to be on the bleeding edge. We prefer to be with providers that have been stable and around for a long period of time. View full review »
Atul Sohla
Operations Manager at Nuvollo
We had a couple of options that we were considering before going with Nimble. We also looked at some of the offerings from Dell. I think those were the two main ones. There was a third one, Tintri, which we were not happy with because of their bankruptcy filings. Nimble was the leading option coming out of the gate and ended up being the solution we selected. View full review »
Lee Holland
Director Of IT at Okland
We did consider other vendors. Ultimately, I had had my eye on Nimble for a long time, and I had already researched it, had done my homework on it, and was just waiting for the right opportunity. View full review »
SrManagea63e
Sr Manager, Computing at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We had also shortlisted EMC. We initially went with Nimble because of price, but later figured out the other benefits. View full review »
Larry Stewart
Director of Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The only vendor on our shortlist was Nimble. We had investigated them years ago because other sister companies within the community had already begun using them. We want to have a synergy with them. View full review »
Randy Daming
Consulting Engineer at Ameren Corporation
We thought about the HPE 3PAR, but it seemed to be pricey. Frankly, Nimble came in and sold us on their solution. The 3PAR guy did not really make a strong sales presentation. He just said, "Trust me, it's good." My reaction was, we can't just trust you. Whereas, the Nimble guy told us the ins and outs of it and gave us all the details. View full review »
Principa0182
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
EMC, NetApp, and Pure storage too. View full review »
Sanjeev JHA
IT Manager at Harvard University
We had Dell EMC, as well as the company that was originally Sun Microsystems. We also had a couple of startups. We went with HPE mostly because of the familiarity and because my team recommended it because of its performance. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Engineer - Backup & Replication at ThinkON
No other options for storage were evaluated. View full review »
Infrastr2c88
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We evaluated other competitors (Pure Storage and NetApp), and it came down to cost per a dollar of what you could get. Pure Storage had better deduplication rates, but it just cost three times more. View full review »
ITManage722b
IT Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Our options were IBM and HP, and we found that HP was the better choice for us. View full review »
HeadOfIn5041
Head of Infrastructure and Operations at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at 3PAR, Tintri, Pure, and more. We chose Nimble because it was an HPE acquisition and due to familiarity with Nimble products. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Engineer - Backup & Replication at ThinkON
Nothing else was evaluated. View full review »
Solution9877
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We probably only looked at HPE and Nimble, and they are the same company now anyway. View full review »
Christian Poortvliet
Head of IT at One
We looked at Nimble and NetApp. I have had some bad experiences previously with the performance of the NetApp units, which is the reason that we went with Nimble. View full review »
Rick Shantz
IT Manager at Startech Computer Accessories
Pure Storage and Nimble were on our shortlist. We chose Nimble because they were the incumbent. We had a good experience with them. They have good support. Ultimately, they had the better price. View full review »
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