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greigster
Real User
Data Centre Services Manager at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Feb 08 2017

What is most valuable?

* Nimble InfoSight is an extremely powerful and useful tool. We log in daily to look at any new alerts, mostly ones... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We supply hourly (or more frequent) snapshots on our private hosted clients. Under the previous vendor’s arrays, there... more»

What needs improvement?

There is not a lot of room for improvement. All the items that we wanted to have implemented when we first started... more»

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

The pricing for the arrays is very transparent. There is one cost for the array, and another for support. There are... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used to use a different storage vendor. The two main reasons we changed were the terrible levels of support we... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you’re looking to implement, ask for a trial; Nimble have been very accommodating with us and others. Their products... more»
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»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
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Joel Sprague
Consultant
Principal Architect at JWS Consult
Jan 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The built-in performance profiles have made tweaking settings for different uses (SQL log files, SQL data files, VMware datastores, etc.)... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Nimble SANs, as part of an overall move from standalone servers to a combined virtual infrastructure, have allowed my client to be much more... more»

What needs improvement?

While I was not present for the sizing discussions, I believe there was some lack of discovery in selecting the model and features for my... more»

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

Licensing is dead simple and not a concern on this product, as all features are included. SANs are purposely CPU limited in a particular model,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

This particular environment was all standalone servers and storage previously. Decision was made to move to shared storage to support movement... more»
VPTech3691
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.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... 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... more»
David Pritt
Real User
Business Systems Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 15 2016

What is most valuable?

* Support, it is superb! * InfoSight, especially VM Vision. * Easy of setup and management, no need for storage... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We do not need to employ storage specialists to set up and manage our storage. InfoSight gives us in-depth knowledge to... more»

What needs improvement?

Support for near synchronous replication. Currently the smallest snapshot window is 15 minutes, that means if we... more»

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

Simple – one price for the equipment, one price for the support and maintenance (fixed for 5 years), any updates and... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

* We had Hitachi AMS2100 SANs. * The CS210 reduced the required rack size from 12 U to 3 U for more than double the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Make full use of their Pre-Sales engineers, make them your best friend, they will stay with you for the journey and can... more»
ServiceD3106
Real User
Service Delivery Leader at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Basically, InfoSight has been tremendous, together with the support process; the way it proactively sends communication... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have changed quite a bit in multiple areas. One area is simplicity in technology, in the following ways: * The... more»

What needs improvement?

We are fairly happy with the product. I think most of it is definitely satisfying the requirements. But one area, for... more»

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

It has got some advantages. It sells at a 60-70% lower price compared to NetApp, and EMC. On licensing, it's all... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using the NetApp solution beforehand. We switched because, one, obviously, we need to have simplicity in the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. It's definitely a good product from the current scheme of things and the current market trends. We are... more»
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... 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»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... 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... 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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
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