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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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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.... 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»
Anonymous User
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»
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.... 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... 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... 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... 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.... more»
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