Nimble Storage Room for Improvement

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. It might help to have a software revision for something like this, or even a more intuitive local dashboard, not InfoSight, but Nimble's local dash. That would be great. The UI and local dash need improvement. They have changed it around a little bit between firmware upgrades. When you do that, things are out of place and not where they used to be. There is also some granular nitty-gritty analytics that we would like to get down into deeper, like when you view volumes, you have percent-free space, and the ability to sort those volumes by the percentage or sort by the amount of data: the megabytes, gigabytes, etc. That is no longer available in the new UI. I would love to see that improved, where you can sort down the list. While InfoSight is very useful, if you widen your scope of range when you're trying to look at a month of reports, the averaging that it does sort of skews things a bit. If you drill down further into a day or hour, it looks a lot better. I wish they would have a chart or GUI that didn't average as heavily, just giving you minute spikes and things that you could see on a wider view. View full review »
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. View full review »
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. View full review »
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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. Those are the kind of daily operations features that I'd like to see. View full review »
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. View full review »
Guillermo Black
Service Manager at Sadle Creek Logistics
I would like to see more advanced analytics in the next release of this solution. Perhaps it will help us to see things that we're not seeing already. View full review »
Atul Sohla
Operations Manager at Nuvollo
As far as what future versions of the product should include, I don't have any experience with what it is lacking. It is really up to the technical guys to determine what is potentially missing from the solution. View full review »
Lee Holland
Director Of IT at Okland
What I have seen so far has been sufficient for our needs. View full review »
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. View full review »
Larry Stewart
Director of Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would have been nice if the vendor had informed us of a known bug that occurred during the firmware upgrade because we could have prevented our only major failure. I would like to see greater integration with Microsoft's Hyper-V platform. We are one hundred percent Hyper-V and no longer have use for the expensive VMware platform. View full review »
Randy Daming
Consulting Engineer at Ameren Corporation
My version does not have dedupe, it has compression. I know that they have dedupe now. I just need to buy it. 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. View full review »
Principa0182
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I want it to be an active-active array. Nimble would be great as an active-active array because then everything checks out. It would give a feeling of comfort. View full review »
Sanjeev JHA
IT Manager at Harvard University
I would like to see more integrations. They might already have them, but I want to integrate it with the different hardware we have. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Engineer - Backup & Replication at ThinkON
No areas require improvement at this time. The arrays run very well and updates are flawless when completing. View full review »
Tom Mcdougall
President at High Point Networks
There are customers who want to do some different things with the Microsoft Resilient File System. There are some customers who want to do different types of connectivity. I do not know if I would call that an improvement, necessarily, because if you want that, you should get a different product. View full review »
SrVpDepD10d9
Sr VP Dep Director of IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think HPE is headed in the right direction. From what I know, their management is actually putting Nimble on the forefront to be the leader, and I think that's where it belongs. To stay ahead of the game, they need to put Nimble in front and stay there, and ride that horse throughout. View full review »
Infrastr2c88
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
I want to see the full integration with OneView. I know they have started it, but I haven't had a chance to look at and evaluate it. View full review »
Tehnicala2bf
Tehnical Business Dev at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
From what I've seen personally, customers that have Nimble don't really switch away from it. When newer versions come out, they usually have everything in terms of all the support and all the additional components that might be needed to help. With the newest models, you're getting decompression and dedupe on some of the entry-level models, and this fixes a lot of issues for customers. Therefore, I am not hearing anything at this point. They just released the newest version, and so far, it's going well. View full review »
ITManage722b
IT Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
An area that needs improvement is extending the life of the device after five years. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Engineer - Backup & Replication at ThinkON
The product is great. When sizing the array based on requirements the option to add more network cards for throughput would be something to help clients. Product Support is best in class as always. View full review »
Solution9877
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The way the market is going, supporting NVMe storage would be useful as a step up. View full review »
Christian Poortvliet
Head of IT at One
I don't think it is officially released yet, but the main reason that we chose Nimble is because of the sync rep feature. So, I would like to see that further evolve. This feature will be essential for our setups. View full review »
Troy Atwood
VP Of Global Technology at Synexys
I haven't thought about what I might want to see in a future release mainly because we're trying to figure out where we want to head next: if we want to go with the Synergy system or if we want to continue down the hyperconverged path. View full review »
Christian Cipolat
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect at TAL
Something I would like to see is more clarity regarding the positioning of Nimble versus 3PAR. I am struggling with the boundaries within which these two are competing. View full review »
ITInfrasbde5
IT Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to have integration into cloud providers, apart from HPE. The release cycle for the firmware upgrades could be improved. They are a bit long. View full review »
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