We performed a comparison between Dell Powerstore and HPE Nimble Storage based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison of Results: Based on the parameters we compared, HPE Nimble Storage seems to be the marginally superior solution. Our reviewers found Dell Powerstore’s lack of a data replication tool to be an area where it can be improved.
"One of the features that my customers are really interested in is immutable snapshots. There are immutable snapshots to which your applications can be reverted back if you are hit by some kind of ransomware threat or malicious attack. That's kind of a key deal, and it is one of the selling points I use to point out to my customers the value and the features that Pure Storage brings to the table."
"I like FlashArray's ActiveCluster as well as its snapshot and cloning capabilities."
"The most valuable features of Pure Storage FlashArray are the management view of the solutions, ease of provision, and deprovision, it is fantastic."
"Simplicity and reliability are the most valuable feature of Pure Storage FlashArray."
"The product cheaper compared to other solutions concerning the technology that they are using."
"The compression and deduplication features help to make the best use of the capacity."
"Support has been helpful."
"I use all the features of this solution and I find them to be easy to use and functional, such as the compression and capacity to expand."
"This solution is highly flexible and offers efficient online compression capabilities."
"I have found the most valuable part of Dell PowerStore is the price."
"It is a stable solution."
"Overall, we're quite happy with the product because we can move the data that is stored on more than 10 of our current storage devices to a single PowerStore."
"I like the performance of the PowerStore. When you talk about PowerStore, it's mainly about flash systems and high-end IOPS. The 1000T is a midsize box, in terms of the way the vendor positions it, but it is more than enough for our needs."
"I find all of the Dell PowerStore features to be valuable."
"Currently, the features of replication and deduplication have been very important to us."
"There is no complicated configuration for queries and calls. You just create a model and go."
"The most valuable features are its cost-effectiveness, performance, and its deduplication deficiencies."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"The capacity for data storage and compression is good."
"Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet."
"The solution is quite scalable."
"They have really thought through their solution. They've covered everything."
"It's very easy to set up. It's very stable, and it has got great deduplication, especially for hypervisor users."
"The scalability is straightforward."
"The solution could improve by having a multi-tenant feature."
"Data reduction is an area that needs improvement. There is a garbage collection service that runs but during that time, system utilization increases."
"The price could be better."
"A minor issue that comes to mind is that, every once in a while, a hard drive will go bad."
"It is way in excess of what we need. If anything, we could see a bit more speed. I'm just comparing it with what some of my colleagues who are implementing their own systems do."
"I would like a feature to integrate with external or cloud solutions. For example, if I want to use this storage for a backup from the cloud, I want to have integration with the cloud vendors, such as Microsoft, Oracles, or Amazon. It could be available as an API to allow seamless integration. Additionally, the solution could improve by having native integration with a cloud provider, such as VMware or Microsoft, this would reduce the need to use third-party solutions to complete the task."
"It would be good to have metrics of the box's performance so we can see what it delivers, but currently, I can't see what it's actually doing."
"The price of the solution can improve."
"There is no Synchronize replication feature on the storage."
"The only area I can highlight for improvement is that the 4:1 data reduction target has not been reached. This may be due to an issue with Dell EMC's initial analysis of data compression. As a result, we have had to add new physical disks to reach our goal of total available disk space."
"The storage could be improved. I would like a feature for how to best secure an appliance and the storage since we are connecting the container to the public cloud. I would like them to develop another level of security, making it more secure than from what they have now."
"Horizontal scaling has room for improvement."
"The solution only does thin provisioning."
"The solution's pricing could be better."
"I would like to see a Snapshot feature. Currently, it is unable to occupy the capacity."
"More demonstration and training options are needed."
"There is a new version of the Nimble and 3PAR systems called Alletra and they have a lot of new features."
"You could argue that it would be preferable if everything were cheaper in order to save taxpayer money."
"If they could reduce the cost, that would be ideal."
"We would like there to be more enhanced features."
"Pure Storages have some option, which allows us the ability to directly download that host inventory and volume report. We can receive everything directly generated from the storage itself. We do not need to use some other web browser or something. If HPE Nimble Storage could do the same it would be a benefit."
"The scalability could be better."
"HPE does not have suffficient storage."
"The resellers did the implementation of the solution, we did not do it ourselves. We have ten people for the deployment of the solution."
Pure Storage FlashArray is the world’s first enterprise-class storage array that runs exclusively on the nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) protocol for memory access and storage. It represents a totally state-of-the-art type of storage technology. It offers users shared accelerated storage that delivers cutting-edge features in the realms of performance, simplicity, and consolidation. Pure Storage is fresh and modern today and will be for the next decade. Without forklift upgrades or planned downtime, Pure Storage takes the work out of storage ownership and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction.
Pure Storage FlashArray is built with simplicity and reliability in mind. The solution can be implemented and optimized in hours, as opposed to other similar solutions that can take days. It has no moving parts, which removes areas where it could potentially be vulnerable to suffering errors. It is highly stable and gives users the ability to manage system shutdowns in a way that prevents data loss.
Benefits of Pure Storage FlashArray
Some of the benefits of using Pure Storage FlashArray include:
Reviews from Real Users
Pure Storage FlashArray is a highly effective piece of storage technology which stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its overall robustness and the value that it offers by way of its reliability and ease of use. It provides users with many valuable features that allow them to maximize what they can do with this solution. Pure Storage FlashArray’s reliability and ease of use make it a highly valuable solution.
PeerSpot user Prabakaran K., a technical consultant at Injazat Data Systems, notes the robustness of this solution when he writes, "FlashArray has many valuable features. It's very user-friendly and it has high availability, so there is comparatively less downtime. During maintenance, there is no shutdown procedure, so you can directly power off the Array and manage the shutdown process without any data loss, which is a unique feature. Managing replication and data migration is also very easy."
PeerSpot user Jason D., a cloud solutions architect at a tech services company, notes three features that make this solution valuable when he writes, "We've had different types of storage, and three things of this solution are valuable. The first one is its outstanding performance. The second one is its stability. In the about three years that we've had it, we've had component failures, but we never had a service interruption or any data loss. The third one, which is really critical, is that it is super easy to use in terms of provisioning, storage, and managing the arrays. I'm able to maintain a multi-site environment with a couple of dozen arrays with a single mid-level storage admin."
Dell EMC PowerStore is a midrange next-generation data storage solution. It is designed with a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable infrastructure and helps consolidate storage and virtual server environments. The Dell EMC PowerStore platform includes two major configurations, including PowerStore T and PowerStore X. Dell EMC PowerStore enables you to deploy the appliance and consolidate data and applications and supports both flash and SCM Optane devices.
Dell EMC PowerStore Offers:
Dell EMC PowerStore Features
Some of the most powerful Dell EMC PowerStore features include:
Dell EMC PowerStore Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Dell EMC PowerStore include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Dell EMC PowerStore users who are currently using the solution.
PeerSpot user Maurizio D., who is a CTO at Universita' degli Studi di Pisa, says it "Gives us flexibility, performance, and ease of use. It also has some very good compression capabilities. We were looking for a solution that was easy to install in our VMware environment, that was flexible. PowerStore X is a type of a VMware cluster that you install inside your environment. If you have a VMware environment, like we have in production, it's easy to install and use."
Another PeerSpot user, Jorg L., who is an IT Administrator at a construction company, mentions "For access from virtual machines, iSCSI, and NFS, it is very good. It helps increase performance."
"The administration tools take advantage of machine learning and make recommendations to the admins, and that makes the administration easier," says a Chief Information Officer at a computer software company. He also comments that “Overall, we've benefited from the dedupe, compression, and replication, the advanced technology, of this frame. It's all better than what we had in the previous generation of XtremIO appliances, and above what we were getting in the Dell EMC Unitys.”
HPE Nimble Storage is a highly effective All-Flash Storage Array solution that aims to enable organizations to reliably store and access their data. Organizations across a wide variety of industries trust Nimble Storage to assist them with all of their data storage-based needs. It both tracks all of the IT architecture that an organization uses and protects that architecture from a variety of digital threats.
HPE Nimble Storage Benefits
Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by choosing to deploy HPE Nimble Storage include:
HPE Nimble Storage Features
Reviews from Real Users
HPE Nimble Storage is a highly effective solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Two major advantages it offers are its ease of use and its powerful InfoSight analytics feature.
Andrew B., Head Of Information Technology at Zambia National Building Society, writes, “It's a very easy solution. Whenever I have a question, I find they have already provided a solution for it.”
Prataparao D., Technical Solution's Consultant for HPE Storage Devices at Karvy Innotech, says, “HPE Nimble Storage uses the InfoSight platform and it is useful because we can identify the faults and can analyze the performance. It has many other features. This feature is the best that I have observed from HPE Nimble Storage.”
Dell PowerStore is ranked 1st in All-Flash Storage with 34 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 7th in All-Flash Storage with 28 reviews. Dell PowerStore is rated 8.4, while HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell PowerStore writes "Saves us power and floor space, and we can quickly assign new data stores for our developers' VMs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Proactive end-to-end management". Dell PowerStore is most compared with Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerMax NVMe, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and HPE Primera, whereas HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), VMware vSAN and IBM FlashSystem. See our Dell PowerStore vs. HPE Nimble Storage report.
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