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Paul Sabin
Real User
Senior Network and Infrastructure Manager at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

InfoSight, for sure, has been the best feature so far.

What needs improvement?

I really would like to see synchronous replication. This is something that when we have multiple arrays in our environment and being able to do something like a zero RPO. Being a law firm, we really want our data to be protected all the time… more»

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

We were using a different company before. There are actually several reasons why we decided to look at other vendors. One of which was that we had an unexpected outage with our older storage system for about 56 hours and it was significant… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Vice President Tech Operations at Ten-X
Jun 21 2018

What is most valuable?

Our upgrades are seamless. Whether we're adding storage, or upgrading the software, we don't take an outage for those upgrades. Also, InfoSight does exactly what it needs to do. It… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

The switch was because of budgetary constraints. I knew I couldn't put in an EMC array in the initial solution that we used before, which was for VDI. If I had tried to deal with the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I'd put Nimble at about an eight out of 10 because Pure storage reset our standard for what is absolutely the best. Pure is a whole different platform and not hybrid. I like Nimble… more»
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Dustin Newby
Real User
IT Director at a healthcare company
Jun 25 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of installation, it's very easy to set up, to get up and running. It works well, I don't have any issues with it. Also, they have unparalleled… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our ability to deliver care to patients quickly. Our previous arrays, they were having a lot of slowness issues and that was… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

With the array we had, the maintenance contract was over and it was going to cost us a lot to continue support on it. Plus, we were having a lot of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Look at the portfolio and decide what meets your needs because there is a wide range of performance that you can get out there. I've been burned… more»
Lee Holland
Real User
Director Of IT at Okland
Jun 26 2018

What is most valuable?

InfoSight provides real-time reporting, it gives you information about your different volumes, how the arrays are being used, I/O, performance in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization functions very similarly to how it had operated prior to Nimble, but our applications are more responsive. The time it takes to… more»

What needs improvement?

What I have seen so far has been sufficient for our needs.

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

We were previously a Dell EqualLogic shop for some 15 years. In fact, we still have them in production. Since the acquisition of EqualLogic by… more»

What other advice do I have?

From a virtualized infrastructure standpoint, I would advise that, if you are looking for a high-performing storage array - not necessarily… more»
Mark Gregory
Real User
Corporate at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Before HPE bought Nimble, we had a couple of customers that use it quite extensively, not just for storage of data, but also as their backup solution as well. So, we have found the advantage of it is the easy, rapid setup, but also that it is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest thing from when they have replaced the old storage is that they have not had to touch it. That once it is set up it, it dynamically understands what data is being stored on it and where to store it, because they have got a flash… more»

What needs improvement?

The backup solution that they are using now probably has not been deduped. I think this is probably sort of one area that the customer is a little bit concerned about. It is a timing issue for them, though it is still working at the moment. It… more»
Nathan Ulph
Real User
Technical Architect
Dec 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Two things. * One is their support. You always get through to somebody who knows exactly what they're talking about. * The fact that once you've bought, any updates are just part of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has totally taken away a layer of time and effort, management-wise, from two engineers to give that time back into developing more solutions. It has provided us essentially with a… more»

What needs improvement?

More reporting is probably the only thing that is really lacking. It would be helpful to go to the business and say, "This is how we've evolved with our solution, and this is why we… more»

What other advice do I have?

The most important criteria when selecting a vendor are that vendor's ability to support its platform into the future. Also, a track record of actually delivering a solution. Nimble… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Sr Manager, Computing at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 04 2018

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have lost that dependency with traditional data center architecture where you have your storage team and server team. Now, our virtual admins… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution that I have is a hybrid, not a full flash. The hybrid version could be improved.

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

We were looking for something where the cost would not be as high as what we were used to with traditional storage arrays. Even so, it has been on… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a good investment, especially on virtualized workloads. We have seen a lot of benefit there. We have not used it for other types of virtual… more»
Gareth Cleeves
Real User
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 17 2017

What is most valuable?

It's a fairly simple-to-manage platform. We had a situation in the past where we had more storage platforms than we had storage engineers. We've… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Firstly, we get pretty good support from HPE on it, in terms of leads. So that's valuable by definition. The quality of the service and management… more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see more granular quality of service rules. So things like: I think currently there's not much room for maximum IOPS, but there's not… more»

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

We replaced 3PAR with Nimble.

What other advice do I have?

We deployed Nimble about nine months ago, across all of our managed services customers. We've got about six arrays, about 400 terabytes of data… more»
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