We performed a comparison between Dell SC Series and HPE Nimble Storage based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two All-Flash Storage Arrays solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"One time, we had a drive fail and we were notified before we even saw it on the device."
"The flexibility of this solution has been valuable for our business."
"The setup is straightforward."
"The user interface is good, I would rate it a nine out of ten."
"One of the most valuable features is the capability to switch between all-flash to hybrid, which have have actually done for one of our arrays. We started with the hybrid, with the limited if I'm not mistaken, and then over a period of time, we swapped all the hybrids with the SSDs. This was one of the big features because it gave us the capability to not stick with just one kind of media. Secondly, since it has sorted clustering, we were able to bring in the newer boxes and have it all clustered together. These were the two main features that we really looked into, which benefited our use case from an expansion/growth perspective. Another valuable feature is the ease of management."
"The solution is stable."
"It had many features, like a snapshot, replication, on-the-file RAID levels, mix-and-match files, those kinds of things."
"I've found the stability to be very good."
"The most useful features are high availability and the storage snapshot backup functionality."
"This product is very easy to set up."
"Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet."
"The most valuable features are the duplication and compression traffic. We have second storage that we can use for the synchronization of data between the data centers."
"They have really thought through their solution. They've covered everything."
"It's very stable and fast, and I am very happy with the deduplication. It saves a lot of space, which is great."
"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."
"The replay and IOPS work well."
"In some customer cases, customers experienced more performance or latency."
"While the scalability is good, there are certain limitations."
"The price could be improved."
"From a performance point of view, it's getting a bit old."
"The lack of reporting would be the main issue."
"The configuration could be easier in Dell EMC SC Series."
"This product should be a lot more user-friendly."
"There's always room for improvement in the operating code."
"I would like to have more administrative rights, for example, root-level administrative rights to the underlying OS of the storage array. We want more access to the kind of underlying infrastructure of the storage array rather than relying on support. However, most companies are looking to have more managed solutions which is the opposite direction of what I want."
"HPE does not have suffficient storage."
"I think the scalability of HPE Nimble Storage could be improved."
"The dashboard can be improved."
"In the future, I would like to see a lower-end model that has Peer Persistence functionality."
"We have had some stability issues with one array which has happened twice during subsequent software updates but is due to a bad Postgres database."
"The HPE Nimble Storage could have better integration with monitoring and machine learning system information solutions."
"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."
Dell EMC SC Series arrays provide a unified platform for the ultimate in performance, adaptability and machine-driven efficiency. SC Series software delivers modern features that help you meet aggressive workload demands using the fewest drives necessary. With an open, future-ready design, SC Series storage integrates seamlessly with applications and infrastructure, enabling you to scale on a single platform and add capabilities without forklift upgrades.
Our Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations.
Once you’ve experienced our simplicity, you’ll never go back to traditional infrastructure again. Over 9,000 customers rely on Nimble to power their businesses, both on-premise and in the cloud.
Dell SC Series is ranked 11th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 12 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 30 reviews. Dell SC Series is rated 8.0, while HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell SC Series writes "The performance was staggering and more than what we paid for". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Proactive end-to-end management". Dell SC Series is most compared with Dell PowerStore, IBM FlashSystem, Dell Unity XT, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series and VAST Data, whereas HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell PowerStore, Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and IBM FlashSystem. See our Dell SC Series vs. HPE Nimble Storage report.
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