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HPE Nimble Storage is the #5 ranked solution in best All-Flash Storage Arrays. PeerSpot users give HPE Nimble Storage an average rating of 8.6 out of 10. HPE Nimble Storage is most commonly compared to HPE Primera: HPE Nimble Storage vs HPE Primera. HPE Nimble Storage is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 53% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 22% of all views.
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What is HPE Nimble Storage?

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.

HPE Nimble Storage was previously known as Nimble Storage.

HPE Nimble Storage Customers

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

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What users are saying about HPE Nimble Storage pricing:
  • "Once you purchase the solution, you don't have to buy any license for this Nimble product."
  • "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."
  • "The price of HPE Nimble Storage is good."
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    ICT Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Proactive end-to-end management
    Pros and Cons
    • "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."
    • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    We have two use cases for the solution. One use case is for our daily work. Another use case is our shared platform. We are a service provider and we have our shared platform to sell some power, some compute and storage to our customers.

    How has it helped my organization?

    The improvement of our organization with Nimble Storage really is with the InfoSight cloud. We are much more proactive. We are never surprised by problems, some disks or control breaks or something like that. The whole staff is very proactive, and we have no problems. We have very high availability of the systems, and that's the main improvement; the end-to-end management from the server, hypervisor, all the storage.

    What is most valuable?

    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.

    What needs improvement?

    The only area of the product that could be improved is if you have to buy additional storage, you have to buy a block. You can't buy two or four hard drives as you can buy for every other system. You have to buy a block of 24 disks, and that's normally very expensive. So if a customer calls and they want to expand the system for a few terabytes, you have to sell them an expensive solution, and it's the same for us. But that's just part of the system. That's part of the architecture.

    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.

    I would rate the solution a nine out of ten. We are very happy with the product.

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    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Nimble solutions for about four years, since it became part of HPE.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is really very, very stable. We have never had any issues.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is scalable in every direction. You can change the controller online, you can add additional drives, you can add additional connectivity; it's really scalable.

    How are customer service and support?

    For the Nimble part, support is very available because it's InfoSight. You don't need any first and second-level engineers because of this InfoSight part. And if you really have a problem, but we never have, then you will be able to contact the third level or the engineering. That's really a big improvement, this cloud solution.

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

    We were still using 3PAR storage before we had EVA Storage System. We are a very loyal HPE customer for many, many years, for ourselves and also as a vendor. We have used HPE storage for ourselves for 25 years.

    We switched to Nimble Storage because of InfoSight. You can say 3PAR also had InfoSight, but it was not the same quality. It's better right now. And for us, because we have customer systems in our infrastructure, it's very important to have very high availability in our systems. We have to get SLAs, the service-level agreements.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup was very easy, but we are used to installing storage systems. We have been a storage seller for many years, around 25 years. So it's getting easier and easier.

    The deployment takes about one hour. It takes more time to build it in the racks and link the cabling, but the rest is very easy.

    What about the implementation team?

    I do all the deployment and consultant work myself.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Once you purchase the solution, you don't have to buy a license for Nimble. All of the features are included. You never need to buy a license.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    Before choosing Nimble Storage, we also evaluated NetApp and Dell EMC. The biggest difference was the management stuff with InfoSight.

    What other advice do I have?

    Ninety percent of the Nimble Storage we have sold because of InfoSight. I would advise potential users to check their management ecosystem and not the storage. The differentiator, and for me the most important part, is the management of the system. Because every system is fast and has high availability. That's normal at the moment. 

    The biggest lesson I've learned from using this solution is that most of the storage problems are not storage-related. Because of the InfoSight cloud, you can see the whole ecosystem end to end. It's not always because a system is slow that's part of the storage; it could also be a server problem, it could also be a network problem, it could be something else. With InfoSight, this end-to-end view, we saw that most of these storage problems were not really storage problems.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Head Of Information Technology at Zambia National Building Society
    Real User
    Top 5
    Easy to set up, minimal failure rates, and great support
    Pros and Cons
    • "They have really thought through their solution. They've covered everything."
    • "When we’re setting up the solution, making options available regarding the replication tool mechanism would be ideal."

    What is most valuable?

    It’s an excellent solution. The failure rates are minimal.

    It’s easy to set up.

    It's a very easy solution. Whenever I have a question, I find they have already provided a solution for it. For example, I want to sort out backups so that I offload some data off the Nimble since I don't want online to be clogged. They'll tell you we've got storage which is where you write your backup, which one is a partner where you can back up this information, get Veeam to store the backup, and then you can configure and send it to the storage if I want to run high availability.

    They have really thought through their solution. They've covered everything.

    Even their support is great. We have a support contract, so when there's an escalation on the system, you even see an email from them telling you that you have this issue. They do respond quickly and help you resolve your daily from the log. They’ll say: “This is the issue. Do this.” It's so easy to work with.

    What needs improvement?

    When we’re setting up the solution, making options available regarding the replication tool mechanism would be ideal. There's a Nimble storage-based replication. They need to ensure that a customer beforehand understands what they want to do. When I joined, and I'm only about a year and four months in my new role here, I found that there was a gap in understanding of the type of replication they wanted and what they got. This is why right now, we're trying to change. Instead of having storage level replication, we're going to now buy Veeam so that we can run the applications active. That's how they want it set up. They didn't understand they could do that. They need to give options.

    In terms of the setup, when someone is buying it, they should actually maybe ensure that they cover the admin portion. They should sit the user down to discuss and say, "If you want to deploy a solution like this, do it like that. If you want it like that, you need to buy this extra, maybe it's Veeam, and ensure you do it like this." That way, they don't just buy Nimble to set it up, and then it's not doing what it's doing. Then they'll think the solution doesn't work. Meanwhile, it's how they implemented it.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I’ve been using the solution since 2019.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We have about 350 users on the solution currently. It's sitting in a data center.

    How was the initial setup?

    It’s pretty simple to set up. It’s not overly complex or difficult. I’m still earning it. However, it looks simple.

    The Nimble deployment took maybe two to three weeks. I'm sure there was even education from the team. It was new to the team. Obviously, to get that sorted, it took a while as it's like a new greenfield. You start from zero, and then with time, it comes together. Now, they’d likely do it in a quicker time as they know the solution.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The pricing is okay. However, it can be cheaper. Performance wise it is okay. If the price was better, it would mean there’s no reason for anyone to think of changing if they bought Nimble.

    The cost depends on what components you want to include.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are just a user.

    I'm learning to understand it. I originally was not a support administrator, however, over time, found that it's actually straightforward. I'm looking forward to getting certified or trained in Nimble.

    I would advise people to go for it. They just need to make sure that they understand the support around Nimble, in terms of them knowing how to support solutions. Obviously, you don't want every call that comes to you to have to phone Nimble to do it for you. You want to support everyone quickly and escalate issues only.

    Also, ensure that you look out for the configuration or proposed architecture from Nimble in terms of the best implementation approach where you have the store ones and the other supporting components to get it right. Sometimes people rush to make it cheaper, however, then you eliminate certain key components that backup mechanisms.

    So far, that solution is great. I'd rate it nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Senior Storage Specialist, Digital Systems at Shaw Communications
    Real User
    Top 20
    Beneficial management software, straightforward installation, and good support
    Pros and Cons
    • "The management software that runs in the cloud is called InfoSight and it is very good. It is similar to machine learning software that monitors your hardware."
    • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use HPE Nimble Storage for VMware VMDK object workloads.

    How has it helped my organization?

    The first installation we did was at a mine in South America, Chile, in a place called Ike where the elevation was very high that spinning disks were failing, the meantime for failure was low. The main reason we put our first all-flash array was that it was solid-state which has no moving parts. This solution allowed our organization to operate in that location.

    What is most valuable?

    The management software that runs in the cloud is called InfoSight and it is very good. It is similar to machine learning software that monitors your hardware.

    What needs improvement?

    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. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using HPE Nimble Storage for four years.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We have approximately 5,000 virtual machines servers and over 100 storage arrays and they are placed all over our organization. We are using this solution extensively in our organization.

    How are customer service and support?

    The technical support has been good in our experience. I have worked with the support quite a lot and I have not had any issues with their support.

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

    We have used NetApp previously and our management preferred to use HPE Nimble Storage.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation is straightforward. The whole implementation took use approximately one day.

    What about the implementation team?

    We did the implementation using an in-house team. The solution does not require a lot of maintenance. I have not updated the software in a year and when it is updated it is all done online with no downtime.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    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. 

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I have evaluated Pure Storage and they are very similar to HPE Nimble Storage but are a lot more expensive. For ease of setup and cost perspective, HPE Nimble Storage is the better choice.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are transitioning a lot of our hardware to Azure and we partnered with Microsoft on their cloud services. For our on-premise setup, we are doing a switch from traditional storage arrays to more of a VMware Cloud Foundation type of structure where we are using VMware vSAN instead of storage arrays.

    I rate HPE Nimble Storage an eight out of ten.

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    On-premises
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    Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
    Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
    Real User
    ExpertTop 5
    When we had issues due to a bad Postgres database, Nimble was very helpful and even replaced the array with a brand new one for our troubles.
    Pros and Cons
    • "InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed"
    • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    Nimble storage is our primary Production storage vendor.  We use this with VMware on a daily basis including a new AFA5000 all flash array for our DMS system.

    How has it helped my organization?

    These arrays perform very well and have allowed us to move many physical servers to virtual and run them from the Nimble arrays without any performance impact and there is actual performance improvement.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features are -

    1. Ease of setup

    2. Ease of Management with Web UI

    3. InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed

    Infosight has been very valuable with determining upgrade requirements, bottlenecks, etc. The latest update to the site now allows Per-VM monitoring within the Virtual Infrastructure now too.

    What needs improvement?

    No areas require improvement at this time.  The arrays run very well and updates are flawless when completing.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    More than five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    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. Nimble has been very helpful and are even replacing the array with a brand new one for our troubles.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    There are no scalability issues and the arrays can be upgraded with ease.

    How are customer service and support?

    Customer Service:

    Customer service has been top notch with Nimble and would be 10/10. They even worked with use to replace a faulty array.

    Technical Support:

    Technical Support is one of the best and is 10/10. The autosupport system they have in place that creates tickets for you automatically is great. You can even specify on the InfoSight webpage which ones you want to Auto-Close, etc.

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

    Previously used Dell Equilogic arrays but they were end of life.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward. You connect the array to the network and power it up. You then run the Nimble Setup Manager which will detect the array on the network and allow you to complete an initial configuration. Once that is done you can then use the Web UI to finalize the configuration.

    What about the implementation team?

    It was completed in-house with the assistance from Nimble when required.

    What was our ROI?

    Nimble has allowed us to run without much down time giving us a great ROI on our investment.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    No other options for storage were evaluated.

    What other advice do I have?

    Given the chance to evaluate Nimble it is highly recommended. Their CASL architecture is very fast and being able to get the performance from spinning disk that you see on some flash arrays is great. They are always improving the product and software including the recent changes to the InfoSight web page that allows Per-VM monitoring now. Excellent support and customer service when you need it.

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    Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Great architecture and verification features
    Pros and Cons
    • "Good architecture and produces a lot of IOPS."
    • "The solution needs to be an active-active controller."

    What is our primary use case?

    The companies that bought this solution from us use it for VMware. They have also used some Oracle in the Red Hat operating system. It's mostly used for the VMware environment. The companies we provide the solution to are generally medium size; one of them is a hospital and the other is an agency that controls the sale of gas. We are partners of HPE Nimble Storage and I'm the technical manager of the company.

    What is most valuable?

    A valuable feature for me is the architecture which is pretty good. We have a good throughput and we like that they have a lot of IOPS and low latency is also pretty good. And we also like the verification features because we get some good things with the method Nimble takes to duplicate. If you have a hybrid secondary storage, it allows you to do remote copy, data recovery and business continuity with the solution. And the integration with some other solutions is also good. For now, Nimble has a way of integrating with each solution, it's very good. 

    What needs improvement?

    When I'm competing against someone, I would like Nimble to be an active-active controller. As it is now, Nimble is an active-passive controller. If the customer is looking for an active-active controller, then we can't use Nimble and have to go with Primera. Nimble gives us a lot of good things, but without the active-active controller, it's pointless.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We've been using this solution for a year. 

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The technical support is pretty good. We do the iteration ourselves, because we have the experience and we provide first-hand support, given the service qualifications that HPE expects from us. Beyond that, Nimble has good support, because it also has Infosight, another value-added solution for Nimble. Infosight has around 10 years of log collection. We provide good first line support to our customers and I think it's important for them to have that.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    Nimble competes against IBM Storwize and Dell. The main reason we went with Nimble was that we have over 10 years of experience with Infosight.

    What other advice do I have?

    We'll use this solution more in the future. With what I see now with the segregated hyper-converged infrastructure, I think that Nimble is going to get a lot more clients because hyper-converged solutions are a closed box and customers want this kind of solution. Customers felt that with the hyper-converged solutions, their hands were tied.

    I would recommend this solution. It's been around for over 10 years, working with machine learning in artificial intelligence. It has inline deduplication for all flash storage, and a hybrid version that gives a lot of features. It's an architecture that's based on the controller.

    The only drawback of this solution is the active-passive controller, otherwise I rate it very highly.

    I rate this solution a nine out of 10.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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    Prataparao Dileep - PeerSpot reviewer
    Technical Solution's Consultant for HPE Storage Devices at Karvy Innotech
    Real User
    Top 5
    Good interface, helpful support, and easy fault identifying
    Pros and Cons
    • "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."
    • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    HPE Nimble Storage is used for data backups.

    What is most valuable?

    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 interface of the solution is good.

    What needs improvement?

    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.

    While we're attaching the host and creating a volume. Afterward, it is a bit difficult compared to all other storage solutions. In other solutions, we can directly search for the host, but in Nimble, the drop-down is difficult.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using HPE Nimble Storage for approximately three years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    HPE Nimble Storage is highly stable. We have not had any downtime due to failures in the three years we have used it. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is scalable.

    We have approximately 20 applications running on the solution.

    How are customer service and support?

    Nimble support is different from HPE support. When comparing some other HPE products, such as Primera and 3PAR, the engineers are different. HPE Nimble Storage has all-in-one support. The L1, L2 will be one direct contact person. We don't need to wait for someone in the L1 to do any analysis. We can receive the analysis as earlier.

    I would rate the support from HPE Nimble Storage a 4 out of five.

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

    We have previously used many similar solutions, such as IBM and Pure Storage. I have found HPE Nimble Storage to be a better solution.

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation of HPE Nimble Storage is not complex because I was one of the engineers who did the installations. We have not had many challenges while installing the HPE Nimble Storage. 

    HPE Nimble Storage has a controller and we are using active and passive modes. It would be great a great benefit to have an active, active mode.

    What about the implementation team?

    There is not a lot of maintenance. If we need to expand the solution there is no downtime required. For some other types of upgrades, there will be some downtime but it is minimal.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The price of HPE Nimble Storage is good.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    To purchase the solution is a one-time purchase.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution to others.

    I rate HPE Nimble Storage an eight out of ten.

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    ICT Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Easy to set up with good performance and reliability
    Pros and Cons
    • "The scalability is straightforward."
    • "There is a new version of the Nimble and 3PAR systems called Alletra and they have a lot of new features."

    What is most valuable?

    The performance and reliability are excellent. Due to the fact that we are a provider, we need systems which just run and run and run the whole day and the whole night without issue. This product does just that. We are selling services, and therefore we need a system which works 24/7.

    The initial setup is very easy.

    The stability is very good.

    The scalability is straightforward.

    What needs improvement?

    There is a new version of the Nimble and 3PAR systems called Alletra and they have a lot of new features. We have to check and have to give them a read, however, at the moment, there are some new features with cloud connections. It's a feature that they haven't finished yet. There's the possibility to move the workload to the cloud and back. At the moment, they don't really need any improvements.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using the solution for around 20 years. It's been two decades. I've used it for a long while at this point. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability is great. It just keeps running without issue. There are no bugs or glitches. It does not crash or freeze. It is quite reliable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability is great. It scales in every direction.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    While the technical support isn't good every single time, for the most part, we are happy with it. 

    They could improve their services a bit. If you have some easy problems, for example, if a hard drive fails or something like that, that's not a problem for them to deal with. However, if you have strange problems related to performance issues or something like that, sometimes it's difficult to find the right person. In most cases, we are happy with the support.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is very easy. It's not very complex or hard to do. If a company needs to set it up, it can do so with very little difficulty.

    What about the implementation team?

    We are certified partners. We know exactly how to set up the solution and can do so for our clients if they need assistance. 

    What other advice do I have?

    We are an HPE partner. We also use it as customers and end-users. 

    Right now, we use the HPE 3PAR 8000 systems, we use Nimble systems, and we also sell some systems like Primera.

    I'd recommend the solution to other companies.

    I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We're mostly quite happy with the product.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Technical Manager at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Fast, easy to use, and offers good performance
    Pros and Cons
    • "The solution is quite scalable."
    • "The solution should allow for easier configurations."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use the solution to connect to the HCI. We try to connect to HCI and share the storage space to a VM farm.

    What is most valuable?

    The solution is very fast. It has a replication from Nimble A to Nimble B, which is a high-speed connection.

    The solution is quite scalable.

    The stability is very good.

    It's quite easy to use and the performance is quite good.

    What needs improvement?

    The solution should allow for easier configurations.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using the solution for around two years or so at this point. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability is very good. We don't have to deal with bugs or glitches and it doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable and the performance is good. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The scalability is there if a company needs to expand. It's not a problem to grow it out.

    We have three or four users on the product right now.

    We might increase usage in the future.

    How are customer service and support?

    I haven't really connected with technical support for issues with the product.

    I remember one time I requested help from HPE for their info site. They did help and I was satisfied with the level of service I got. 

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

    Previous to this product we just used normal three-tier storage, for example, HPE, MSA, Lenovo, and so on.

    How was the initial setup?

    In terms of the initial setup, while it is quite easy for the fiber connection, I recall for the ISS connection it was quite complex.

    The initial setup itself only took about one day. It didn't take too long. 

    What about the implementation team?

    The first time we implemented it, we had the help of the HPE team. the second time we did it, we were able to handle the process internally on our own.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We pay a monthly licensing fee.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are on the latest version of the solution. I can't speak to the exact version number.

    I'd recommend it to others as it is quite easy to use and does offer very good performance. However, if you do not have experience with the product, you'll find the configuration process difficult. 

    I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been pretty happy with its capabilities.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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