Nimble Storage Scalability

MattBonfield
Senior Systems Engineer
The scalability is awesome. We have the potential for multiple petabytes moving forward. While we don't take advantage of that right now, as we only have maybe 400 to 500 terabytes, the scalability (and the ability to add a shelf dynamically by just throwing it in there and adding it to the pool) is simple and easy. We already did this with our CS300, and it turned out real well. View full review »
Systems667
IT Infrastructure & Systems Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
I have already already grown it and added an extra array earlier last year. I still have room for more. So, the scalability is pretty good. This solution is not for growth, but it can grow. We have the capability to grow, but we're not there yet. View full review »
Jeff Tedform
Senior Network Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees
The scalability is great. We just scaled up. We just bought the additional hard drive array for it, and we love it. I don't think we are even utilizing 50 percent of the all-flash. We intentionally bought that anticipating growth. Nimble is scalable and modular enough that you can take whatever solutions that you had in the past, pull those all together, and put them into a Nimble. It does all the things that we did before in a single package. View full review »
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VPTech3691
Vice President Tech Operations at Ten-X
In terms of scalability, it's excellent. I think we have four of them now. View full review »
Dustin Newby
IT Director at a healthcare company
I don't know how far up it scales. It certainly scales up far enough for our needs. We're not a huge environment so it meets all of our needs. View full review »
Guillermo Black
Service Manager at Sadle Creek Logistics
From what I have heard, it is extremely scalable. It is interesting because you can start with a very small margin and expand to as high as you want, with very little effort on the side of the end-user. View full review »
Atul Sohla
Operations Manager at Nuvollo
While we have not had the need to scale yet and we haven't utilized it, it does seem like the utility should scale up quite easily. The storage capacity efficiency is decent. We get about 2.1 dedupe capabilities using the solution. View full review »
Lee Holland
Director Of IT at Okland
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. View full review »
SrManagea63e
Sr Manager, Computing at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
With scalability, we had to replace one of our controllers to upgrade CPU in cache. In the case of something like this, as long as the team is able to manage it within a scheduled downtime window, it is pretty simple. View full review »
Larry Stewart
Director of Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is a very scalable solution. View full review »
Randy Daming
Consulting Engineer at Ameren Corporation
I have added expansion shelves on several of them. It is simple to do. You plug it in, you attach two cables, then you press one button, like "Add", and that is all you have to do, which is wonderful. View full review »
Principa0182
Principal Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We bought our Nimbles half-populated on the A-side, so I have scalability right there. If I wanted to add more drives, I would just populate the B-side. It scales from 9.60 all the way to 7.60 now (or is it 3.68?) - I'm not sure. That is a 4x difference. But thinking about scalability, we're getting dedupe ratios of a minimum of 15 all the way up to 700. View full review »
Sanjeev JHA
IT Manager at Harvard University
In terms of scalability, when I said "cloud," that was one of the things that we looked at when considering how we would grow, how we would expand. We are still evaluating. We do have some cloud storage, but we want to have one solution for that. We definitely think that with this product's features, we can go into the cloud and scale to whatever we like. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Engineer - Backup & Replication at ThinkON
There are no scalability issues and the arrays can be upgraded with ease. View full review »
Tom Mcdougall
President at High Point Networks
It fits everywhere. It just depends on what the customer is trying to accomplish. If you are somebody who needs 30 petabytes of storage at rest, it is probably not the right thing to do. If you are somebody who is trying to grow a virtualization implementation of some sort, and you just need storage which keeps growing, that is where it should go. We have used this product in all of those environments, and we have also used different products at the really big end. View full review »
Infrastr2c88
Infrastructure Engineer at Ivanti
It is very scalable. The deduplication of all-flash enables you to grow without having to actually grow the storage. That piece of the all-flash enables you to really grow, not having to keep growing in the racks. View full review »
Tehnicala2bf
Tehnical Business Dev at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is a scalable product. They just released Gen 5 a couple weeks ago, and there's a lot of ability, depending on the need. View full review »
ITManage722b
IT Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability of this solution is moderate. Storage capacity efficiency is very fitting for our company and our usage. View full review »
HeadOfIn5041
Head of Infrastructure and Operations at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't had to scale beyond our initial purchase. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Senior Engineer - Backup & Replication at ThinkON
No issues here and we have a full bank for disk expansion. View full review »
Solution9877
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The scalability is good. It is easy to scale out. The solution’s storage capacity efficiency is as good as anyone else's that I have seen. View full review »
Christian Poortvliet
Head of IT at One
The scalability is average. We had a unit that wasn't that old, which we couldn't extend anymore. The solution’s storage capacity efficiency is good. View full review »
Rick Shantz
IT Manager at Startech Computer Accessories
The scalability is good. We bought it in such a way that we could add disk to it, so we provided foresight into our purchase anyway. The solution’s storage capacity efficiency is good. The new solution is doing deduplication now, as well as compression. The old solutions could only do compression, so it has been good that way. All-flash positions our organization for growth. Our last solution did not. View full review »
Troy Atwood
VP Of Global Technology at Synexys
We were able to take on and add the second one with the first one fairly easily. The second one was actually in Cincinnati and we brought it to Arizona. We had them separated and now they're co-joined. View full review »
Christian Cipolat
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect at TAL
I can't comment on scalability just yet. I've just bought three of them, and I've got another five on order, but I am architecting it on a scale set at the moment. View full review »
ITInfrasbde5
IT Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It's very scalable. We can scale it up and down. We haven't had to increase capacity. View full review »
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