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We performed a comparison between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F 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.
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Pros
"The performance is very good.""The setup is very easy to manage and configure. The initial setup and takes one hour more or less.""The deduplication is useful for us because we don't have that much money for our lab infrastructure. Deduplication means we have more storage available. And the IOPS are really fast.""It is very flexible, and it is very useful when you want to virtualize different storage from different vendors.""Data optimization, compression, and deduplication are the most important features for us.""Its resilience is the most valuable."

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"The deduplication and compression capabilities are powerful.""In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable.""The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage.""The solution is quite scalable.""The most valuable feature is the management of Nimble Storage, InfoSight. This is like a cloud. That's really a very nice feature. I think that's the only reason to buy Nimble Storage.""The most useful features are high availability and the storage snapshot backup functionality.""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.""The replay and IOPS work well."

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Cons
"One problem is that there are too many management tools for the F Series and for all the other Hitachi storage systems. There are four or five such solutions. Maybe these could be combined in the future.""In terms of ransomware, Pure Storage is probably a couple of steps ahead of Hitachi, but Hitachi does not rush in terms of features. They want to be really sure that the hardware works properly without any kind of problem in new environments, and the implementation or improvement does not affect the customer installation. They really want to make sure that customers are not affected in any way.""This product should be easier to install and set up.""I would like to see Hitachi improve their management software. It's been three years since they introduced Ops Center, their management product, and it still hasn't reached at least 50 percent of the capability we require. We are using legacy software because the product Hitachi offers does not stack up in functionality.""For the support windows to work, maybe they have to upgrade the firmware of the VSP. They changed the hardware or the disk. I don't know if it was the port blade they changed or a VM for a memory cache. Also, replacing the old target with the processor target would be fine. The old equipment is very easy to manage, and I don't have any bad commentary.""Hitachi should launch some small machines in Brazil. The smallest machine here in Brazil is VSP 350, which can be quite big for some of the customers. In China, Hitachi has small models of this equipment, but those models are not available in our region. Its pricing is a big issue for us. We are resellers, and we face some competition from other vendors. Hitachi doesn't always have a good position in terms of the price. Its user interface is also not as good as some of the other competitors, and it can be improved."

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"The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with.""The solution could improve by having more granularity. For example, having the ability to go deeper into specific IO channels or specific latency issues that can happen would be a benefit. HPE has this ability on their side but it would be useful to have it on our side.""The stability can be improved.""HPE does not have suffficient storage.""There is no active-active controller, which means that we can only have one controller online at a time.""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 resellers did the implementation of the solution, we did not do it ourselves. We have ten people for the deployment of the solution.""The HPE Nimble Storage could have better integration with monitoring and machine learning system information solutions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is expensive as compared to other vendors, but its price is good if you are looking for stability, reliability, performance, and security."
  • "We pay for a support contract agreement."
  • "It is cheap. It is not very expensive. If you decide to expand the system, the cost is pretty low as compared to other vendors, such as Dell."
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  • "I would classify it as an expensive product."
  • "HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time."
  • "The price is negotiable and when we first received the quote it was expensive, but after dealing with them and receiving a discount, the price is reasonable."
  • "The solution is a little pricey compared to others on the market."
  • "I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela."
  • "We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly."
  • "There is a one-time price for hardware, and with the software support, everything is included, such as software upgrades. The licensing of the solution is included in the cost of the hardware and the support is an extra cost. We have purchased support on an annual basis, but you can purchase support up front for up to seven years. We usually buy five years and near the time of the expiry, we sometimes extend it."
  • "HPE Nimble Storage is more expensive than some of the other solutions, such as Pure Storage. They charge more for every feature than other vendors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The deduplication is useful for us because we don't have that much money for our lab infrastructure. Deduplication means we have more storage available. And the IOPS are really fast.
    Top Answer:One problem is that there are too many management tools for the F Series and for all the other Hitachi storage systems. There are four or five such solutions. Maybe these could be combined in the… more »
    Top Answer:We're only using the F Series in our lab for hosting lab infrastructure for all our colleagues. We needed fast storage.
    Top Answer:HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Vs. VxRail One of the best things about the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is the three, two, one, zero rule. That means I need three copies of my data on two different types of… more »
    Top Answer:HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The solution offers SSD-based cache devices and all SSD devices so you can have… more »
    Top Answer:They have really thought through their solution. They've covered everything.
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    Overview

    RETHINK YOUR DEFINITION OF SPEED AND PERFORMANCE

    With adaptive, guaranteed data reduction and a 100% data-availability guarantee, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F series helps you tackle complicated business challenges. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) VSP F series delivers up to 4.8M IOPS with sub-millisecond response times.
    Featuring legendary Hitachi reliability, VSP F series arrays are backed by the industries only 100% availability guarantee. For these reasons, 80% of the Fortune 500 choose Hitachi all-flash arrays to accelerate the performance of mission-critical applications like Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, Microsoft apps etc. With over 350 patents in flash technology, Hitachi’s innovative mix of flash hardware and software accelerates ROI with enterprise-class reliability and performance.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Turkcell, Owens Corning, Region Nord, Net Credit Financial Group (NFC Group), Russian Railways
    Ace Relocation, Atkins Nutritionals, Berkeley Research Group, Canadian International School, City of Hot Springs, Clackamas County, Corona-Norco Unified School District, Ideal Integrations, Linear Technology, P&O Maritime, Retail Apparel Group (RAG), Virtual Radiologic
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government25%
    Media Company13%
    Wholesaler/Distributor13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Nimble Storage vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,474 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is ranked 14th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews while HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 29 reviews. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is rated 8.4, while HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series writes "The setup is very easy to manage and configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Proactive end-to-end management". Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series is most compared with Dell Unity XT, IBM FlashSystem, Dell PowerMax NVMe, HPE Primera and Dell PowerStore, whereas HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell PowerStore, Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and Huawei OceanStor Dorado. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F Series report.

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