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HPE Nimble Storage vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good.""The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage.""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.""Even if one control fails, it automatically turns on the other controller and everything moves from one to the second instantaneously without any issues.""The most useful features are high availability and the storage snapshot backup functionality.""In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable.""The replay and IOPS work well.""The solution runs pretty fast."

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"Technical support has been helpful and responsive.""The Pure1 component is most valuable at this point in time when comparing it with EMC. Pure1 is where you can have your diagnostics in the cloud, so you can look at things from your mobile phone.""It is very easy to install and configure. It has got excellent diagnostics. If you really need to see how the box is performing, the console gives you a lot of information. You can set thresholds as well as alerts based on the thresholds, which is a very powerful functionality. They are very proactive. They know how to monitor and manage the systems. They see a problem, and they are all over it before us. They see the problem before we see it, which is very good.""The solution is very straightforward to set up.""The latency is good.""FlashArray has some fresh efficiency features. I've never seen a storage solution with a compression rating this high before. It's at least 4-to-1 on Oracle databases. It's the best flash storage for Oracle.""The initial setup was extremely simple and straightforward."

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Cons
"I think the scalability of HPE Nimble Storage could be improved.""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 quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with.""The solution requires a higher availability.""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.""I would like to see an added feature to auto-fix, or a dynamic alerting system on storage.""The most difficult part about Nimble was the fact that it didn't have a standard length.""The resellers did the implementation of the solution, we did not do it ourselves. We have ten people for the deployment of the solution."

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"I'd like to see the product implement active replication for vehicles such as VMware.""Right now, the box itself is just strictly working as a backend storage system. It would be fantastic if we could access it directly like a NAS device through network access or SIS drives. I think they have an interface, but I am not sure how good it is. If we could address a box directly on the network without having to go through a server, it would be great. The replication schemas could be improved. We are not using replication on the storage level right now. We use a different type of replication. If their replication would be as good as the one that we have, I would probably run the replication schema because it might be faster, but I don't know that for a fact. So, I cannot say that they have good replication. All I can say is that they need to inform us better.""You cannot tag a LUN with a description, and that should be improved. What I like on the Unity side is that when I expand LUNs or do things, there is an information field on the LUN. This is the Information field that you can tag on your LUNs to let yourself know, "Hey, I've added this much space on this date". Pure lacks that ability. So, you don't have a mechanism that's friendly for tracking your data expansions on the LUN and for adding any additional information. That's a downside for me.""It's more multi-tenant functionality in their Pure1 manage portal that is lacking.""Efficiency improvements would always be welcome, but I'm not sure if they could get more efficient.""We would like to see more visibility into garbage collection and CPU performance in the GUI.""The software layer has to improve."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Nimble Storage is too expensive for our enterprise customers."
  • "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."
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  • "Its price could be better. It is not too expensive, but it is the high-end cost. It is kind of a Rolls-Royce. You pay a lot, but you get a lot out of it. So, the price pressure on the way down would be great, but at the end of the day, if you need to do the work, you just pay for it."
  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis."
  • "Pretty much everything that you need is licensed when you buy the product. Licensing to me is different than the maintenance cost, but they can bleed into one another. We buy the product, and we expect three years of support bundled into what we negotiate on our storage arrays. I would start to see maintenance costs going into the fourth year, but we're not there yet."
  • "The support cost per array is about $20,000 a year for 24/7 support."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Top Answer:The most useful features are high availability and the storage snapshot backup functionality.
    Top Answer:The solution is very straightforward to set up.
    Top Answer:We only pay the support costs. The support cost per array is about $20,000 a year for 24/7 support. There are no additional costs.
    Top Answer:I cannot recall coming across areas in need of improvement. We would like to see more visibility into garbage collection and CPU performance in the GUI.
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    Also Known As
    Nimble Storage
    Pure FlashArray//X NVMe, Pure FlashArray//X, FlashArray//X
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    Overview

    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.

    Pure Storage FlashArray//X is the world’s first enterprise-class, all-NVMe flash storage array. It represents a new class of storage – shared accelerated storage, which is a term coined by Gartner – that delivers major breakthroughs in performance, simplicity, and consolidation.

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    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
    Fremont Bank, Judson ISD, The Nielsen Company
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    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Nimble Storage vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 28 reviews while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is ranked 13th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 7 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.8, while Pure FlashArray X NVMe is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Proactive end-to-end management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure FlashArray X NVMe writes "Excellent diagnostics, intuitive console, and fantastic support". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell PowerStore, Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series, whereas Pure FlashArray X NVMe is most compared with Dell Unity XT, Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, Dell PowerMax NVMe, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series and Dell PowerStore. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. Pure FlashArray X NVMe report.

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