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The stability is awesome. The product has always been reliable. It has been 100 percent up. We have never had any downtime with it. Even if a controller fails due to our firmware or whatever, it rolls over to the second one and keeps us running.
Not only is it high performing, but it is also more compact and fits better in our storage arrays than equipment from other storage providers.
I really like the form factor, which is nice and compact and small.
InfoSight has helped us resolved an issue where the snapshots were growing too big.
I use InfoSight quite a bit. It works well. It allows you to get some insight into what's happening in your environment immediately, instead of having to send things off and having them analyzed and sent back to you.
We like the performance.
This solution has given us reliability that is evident by the fact that it has been running for five years with virtually no hiccups.
The solution's uptime is fantastic. It's 100 percent. In addition, Nimble's storage capacity efficiency is very effective.
We use a platform as a service and have multiple application vendors who comprise that platform. There are moments when those application vendors put the blame on us. By working in InfoSight, I am able to say, "No, it is not us." I can actually provide proof, either by using screenshots or through reporting.
We get storage access without the need for more human monitoring of those resources.
InfoSight has allowed us to centralize our management, understanding how it correlates to the array. It has identified a network issue in the network configuration of ESXi hosts. It enables us to get servers back up faster by 25 percent.
InfoSight has identified controller failures or performance issues.
We have seen our average latency go from four milliseconds to point four. Therefore, we are getting 10 times better performance down to the end user on everything. We have seen an increase in our IOPS by ten times.
The storage capacity efficiency is phenomenal. It is off the charts in comparison to the compression ratios that we got before. We are able to save a lot more to the device.
The all-flash positions our organization for growth. It is much easier to use, and we do not have to worry about the I/O profile of the workloads that we putting on the array.
Our virtual admins are able to take control of Nimble and know how to allocate the storage, whenever it is required, thus reducing time.
It's easy to use, it's just like 3PAR. I made clusters of 32 hosts with 50 volumes and that took barely an hour. I scripted a lot of it, filled in the names of volumes, the names of servers.
InfoSight provides real-time reporting, it gives you information about your different volumes, how the arrays are being used, I/O, performance in general.
Our upgrades are seamless. Whether we're adding storage, or upgrading the software, we don't take an outage for those upgrades.
InfoSight. It's AI for the data center. It's very easy, it does a lot of the work for the customer... InfoSight and the whole system, help them to deal with troubleshooting.
They do a good job of helping people do storage in a very simple way.
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.
The setup was very, very simple. When we got our AF5000, no kidding, we had it up in production within two hours
InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed