We performed a comparison between HPE Nimble Storage and VMware vSAN 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.
"I have found the convergence rate and deduplication the most valuable features."
"The deployment is fast."
"Good architecture and produces a lot of IOPS."
"The most valuable features are its cost-effectiveness, performance, and its deduplication deficiencies."
"The solution is quite scalable."
"The performance and the processor are good."
"This product is very easy to set up."
"InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed"
"It is very easy to set up and very easy to use. It is very useful."
"Storage is expandable with no extra cost."
"The solution's unified administration is its most valuable aspect."
"In my opinion, vSAN is the most natural way to migrate to a fully hyperconverged solution. If a customer needs a more scalable solution with consolidated management, vSAN is excellent."
"The solution is quite stable."
"We didn't only choose vSAN; we chose VMware because of SR-IOV, which is more on the hypervisor level and not on the vSAN storage. It's part of the whole system."
"This solution has a dashboard that you can log into and control if you need too while the VM is getting created."
"The most important thing is the simplicity of the product. It is a well-established product with good stability."
"In the future, I would like to see a lower-end model that has Peer Persistence functionality."
"A feature that would be a nice addition to the next release would be a filer option. A filer option so that you could connect the sim or NFS or chips like NetApp does for NAS functionality."
"HPE does not have suffficient storage."
"We want to start storing data in the cloud really soon and we are looking at options."
"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."
"If they could reduce the cost, that would be ideal."
"There is no active-active controller, which means that we can only have one controller online at a time."
"We would like there to be more enhanced features."
"The solution could maybe improve failure protection."
"The architecture of vSAN is not good. vSAN works with objects, such as disks, and it causes problems with availability."
"The interface is a little complicated, it could be simplified with more graphical gadgets. We have many servers, and the built-in functions, such as rate configuration, are a bit complex."
"VMware vSAN needs to improve its features because other solutions have more advanced features."
"It could be cheaper."
"They can package it in a way that is specific to the hardware infrastructure and the hardware platform. It should stay fairly up to date with the drivers and the manufacturer issues. The problem with uncoupling the proprietary technology and component capabilities is that by uncoupling them, you run into some concerns or challenges over the poor performance model. These concerns really come when you start talking about high performance, high bandwidth, and high availability types of environments. While vSAN is a leader, in a critical view, it is not about being cost-effective. It is more about the immediate impact of money loss to the business in critical applications where we want to maintain a continuous operational 59 model. It is, however, good for QA/QC tasks. I don't necessarily know how it works in regards to VDI or virtual desktop infrastructure."
"The price can be reduced. Small businesses cannot afford this solution."
"When we talk about improvements for vSAN, there is some way to go from a at least stability perspective. Adding all these new features is nice, but we are now at the level that most of the features you need in production are there."
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.
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VMware vSAN is a software-defined storage product that is used in collaboration with VMware ESXi hypervisor and that provisions and manages storage based on policies, regardless of the underlying hardware. The solution enables you to prime your business for growth through its seamless evolution (it is integrated with vSphere and requires no new tools), its flexibility, and its multi-cloud capabilities. As an industry-leading software, VMware vSAN provides high levels of performance with minimal impact on CPU and memory.
VMware vSAN Features
VMware vSAN has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
VMware vSAN Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing VMware vSAN. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the VMware vSAN solution.
PeerSpot user Yves S., CEO, Cloud Evangelist at Comdivision Consulting GmbH, says, “vSAN gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources. We have an overall larger host infrastructure, and we split that up for specific customer test and use cases. In that specific scenario, we can easily add more hosts or reduce the number of hosts in the environment.”
A reviewer who works in Infrastructure Security explains, “The ease of use is great. The initial setup and upgrade process was pretty straightforward. And, technical support is great.”
Laurent N., Director at Softlogic, comments, "The feature that I have found most valuable is that it is easy to deploy. It is easy to create and delete virtual servers. It is easy to create the load balancing and the clustering."
HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 5th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 30 reviews while VMware vSAN is ranked 2nd in HCI with 87 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6, while VMware vSAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Proactive end-to-end management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSAN writes "Gives us a lot of advantages when we need to expand resources". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell PowerStore, Dell Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray and HPE 3PAR StoreServ, whereas VMware vSAN is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI), Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, HPE SimpliVity and DataCore SANsymphony.
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