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Chris Childerhose
Real User
Solutions Engineer at ThinkON
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are - 1. Ease of setup 2. Ease of Management with Web UI 3. InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed… more»

How has it helped my organization?

These arrays perform very well and have allowed us to move many physical servers to virtual and run them from the Nimble arrays without any performance impact and there is… more»

What needs improvement?

No areas require improvement at this time. The arrays run very well and updates are flawless when completing.

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously used Dell Equilogic arrays but they were end of life.

What other advice do I have?

Given the chance to evaluate Nimble it is highly recommended. Their CASL architecture is very fast and being able to get the performance from spinning disk that you see on… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options for storage were evaluated.
Jeff Tedform
Real User
Senior Network Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees
Jul 07 2019

What is most valuable?

We have over 100 terabytes of storage, and it is all solid state. That is pretty valuable for everything we do. The build alone is amazing and the way everything is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

On some of our backup jobs, we are getting a dedupe rate of 11 to 13 times. Nimble is taking up a minuscule amount of actual raw storage for backups, etc. Data management… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

We are paying for the licensing yearly.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The former CIO hadn't upgraded anything in almost 20 years. Everything that we had was completely outdated. We wanted to move to a more efficient solution for our… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely point a colleague toward the Nimble product. Most of my peers are also at universities, and the product fits perfectly into what we are trying to do. As… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had Dell EMC, Nimble, and 3PAR come out. Our partner is Logicalis, and they set up all these interviews for us. We interviewed them one at a time. With our partner, we… more»
MattBonfield
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer
Jul 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The way that it optimizes the hot data versus cold data is really what Nimble does super well.

How has it helped my organization?

We want rock solid stability, making sure all of our customers have complete 100 percent uptime, which is our goal. Nimble achieves that pretty well. InfoSight is a regular part of our weekly routine… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were running out of space. The ability to compress and dedupe stuff with Nimble is unmatched. Coming off old Dell EMC PowerVaults and our own custom SAN solution that that we had running with… more»

What other advice do I have?

Try it out. Demo it. Just have somebody put it in front of you, so you can poke around and demonstrate how it works with a real environment. Check out a Hyper-V or VMware. VMware is a lot more… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Dell EMC, Nimbus, and Nimble. Nimble just stuck out of the pack. The demo that they gave us years ago was really what sold it. We have a reseller who we work with, and we are a partner… more»

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Questions

Janet Peng
Manager of IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 10 2019
Hi. I need to compare Nutanix and SimpliVity. What is the advantage of Nutanix over SimpliVity and vice versa? For an enterprise, how do I decide which one is better for my needs?
Victor StevensIt depends very much on your use case. When I look at HP, they position their… more»
Kieran HancockSimilar to Mikes comments above, we evaluated both these products and Cisco… more»
Ian MillsWe dropped SimpliVity from consideration because of cost and dropped Nutanix for… more»
Robert MacDougall
Storage Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 19 2019
We are looking at various vendors including HPE and Dell, looking at both the Unity and the PowerMax options. What can you share with me about PowerMax and how it compares with Unity and/or HPE? I am a Storage Architect at a global financial services company with tens of thousands of employees… more»
Brent JohnsonI have used all, EMC, and HPE 3Par, VNX, Unity, etc. All are OK. But for long… more»
Muhammad KhaledThe PowerMax NVMe is the high-end storage fromDellEMC it can provide up to 10M… more»
reviewer1107468On the NDM front, Dell EMC has provided simplified non-disruptive migrations to… more»
Rene Salvo
Senior Sales Support & Product Manager with 51-200 employees
May 01 2019
I have heard from our HPE Storage representatives that this product is going end of life. I have heard that in the past and it turned out that the version was EOL and they released a new version. I think the reps just want us quoting and selling more Nimble storage. I asked for them to send me… more»
reviewer889695I have implemented Lefthand/VSA solutions since 2008 and it’s a good product but… more»
MassimoOrsiniHi, i am a Nutanix Partner. Someone told me that Simplivity is in EOL due to the… more»
SimonBeginHPE Storevirtual VSA has been documented EOL in this document… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
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Mar 28 2019
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Jean Louis Ferrie
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Which hypervisor(s) are supported with HPE Simplivity? Thank you. 
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