Nimble Storage Pros and Cons

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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VPTech3691
Vice President Tech Operations at Ten-X
Our upgrades are seamless. Whether we're adding storage, or upgrading the software, we don't take an outage for those upgrades.
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Dustin Newby
IT Director at a healthcare company
I use InfoSight quite a bit. It works well. It allows you to get some insight into what's happening in your environment immediately, instead of having to send things off and having them analyzed and sent back to you.
The fact that they offer free training is awesome. There are not very many vendors that do that.
Even through upgrades, there is no downtime, not even a hiccup for users.
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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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Lee Holland
Director Of IT at Okland
InfoSight provides real-time reporting, it gives you information about your different volumes, how the arrays are being used, I/O, performance in general.
Scalability is another reason we chose to go with Nimble: upgrading to another storage array. If we need higher capacity or throughput, we can just replace controllers, we don't have to replace or forklift-upgrade the whole chassis.
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SrManagea63e
Sr Manager, Computing at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Our virtual admins are able to take control of Nimble and know how to allocate the storage, whenever it is required, thus reducing time.
The most valuable feature is InfoSight, and the ability that InfoSight gives you, from insight within your environment to what is going on at the storage layer.
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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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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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VPTech3691
Vice President Tech Operations at Ten-X
The only thing that I can really compare Nimble to is all-flash because, right now, Nimble is a hybrid solution. I would like to see them come out with an all-flash alternative.
I'd also like to see them incorporate tools that let me get granular with the VMs. I want to see an individual VM, I want to Snapshot and recover an individual VM.
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Dustin Newby
IT Director at a healthcare company
The only thing I'm really looking for in my next array is some hyperconverged, so if they had something in that space... But I know they have SimpliVity so that is probably not going to happen.
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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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SrManagea63e
Sr Manager, Computing at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The solution that I have is a hybrid, not a full flash. The hybrid version could be improved.
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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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Randy Daming
Consulting Engineer at Ameren Corporation
I would like to see native network attached storage (NAS) functionality. Our customers are looking for NAS, and Nimble can't give it to them.
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