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Aklilu Shifera - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at Symbol Technologies PLC
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
It's a capable platform with high availability
Pros and Cons
  • "Nimble Storage is a capable platform with high availability."
  • "Nimble Storage's integration with the management software could be better."

What is our primary use case?

Nimble Storage can be used for any practical application that requires storage.

What is most valuable?

Nimble Storage is a capable platform with high availability. 

What needs improvement?

Nimble Storage's integration with the management software could be better. And to my understanding, Nimble Storage is a block storage system. You need to add another server for file services. I think it would be helpful to have other forms of storage included with Nimble Storage.

For how long have I used the solution?

Nimble Storage has been a part of our main portfolio for the past two years. 
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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nimble Storage is highly stable.

How are customer service and support?

HPE technical support is great. 

How was the initial setup?

Setting up Nimble Storage isn't complex. We're in the process of implementing it for one of ourclients, and we're on the BI interface. We haven't implemented the storage yet. We usually deploy with our partner first to test the implementation, get some feedback from our partners, and deploy it later ourselves. It takes two or three systems engineers to deploy.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Nimble Storage nine out of 10. I would recommend Nimble Storage. It's the best solution that HP has right now. We haven't had any problems, so I can't say anything bad about it. Nimble Storage is a rich in-between solution that covers everything from computing to virtualization and storage. My recommendation is to take full advantage of Nimble Storage beyond just a storage solution and incorporate it to get the availability and scalability of the infrastructure.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Mark Arellano - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
High performance, effective workflow optimization, and stable
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is useful for taking storage snapshots, has high performance, and the CASL architecture is good for optimizing workloads."
  • "The solution could improve by providing better file-level restoration and DVX system options."

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Nimble Storage dHCI as a storage solution.

How has it helped my organization?

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI gives organizations cost savings because it provides high performance compared to the other solutions. It has a good deduplication and compression ratio.

What is most valuable?

The solution is useful for taking storage snapshots, has high performance, and the CASL architecture is good for optimizing workloads.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by providing better file-level restoration and DVX system options.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE Nimble Storage dHCI for approximately six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. They meet their 99.999% reliability standard.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution can scale but other solutions can do it easier.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Datrium DVX previously.

How was the initial setup?

The installation takes approximately one day. There are other solutions that are easier to install than HPE Nimble Storage dHCI. We have to register the host IPs and gateways but in other solutions, it does it automatically making it less tedious.

What was our ROI?

If customers were to purchase this solution it would be a good investment because they are always innovating and have good architecture.

What other advice do I have?

The solution has good technology when comparing to the market today. Even though HPE acquired Nimble Storage, they kept on innovating it. 

I rate HPE Nimble Storage dHCI an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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