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Infrastructure and IT Support Coordinator with 201-500 employees
Real User
Simple installation, effective deduplication, and high convergence rate

What is our primary use case?

Production Storage, all of our 200 virtual servers use this storage.

How has it helped my organization?

HPE Nimble Storage reach 4:1 compression/deduplicate rate, optimizing used space.

What is most valuable?

I have found the convergence rate and deduplication the most valuable features.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of HPE Nimble Storage has been good. We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution and we do not plan to increase usage at this time.

How are customer service and support?

The technical…

What is our primary use case?

Production Storage, all of our 200 virtual servers use this storage.

How has it helped my organization?

HPE Nimble Storage reach 4:1 compression/deduplicate rate, optimizing used space.

What is most valuable?

I have found the convergence rate and deduplication the most valuable features.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of HPE Nimble Storage has been good.

We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution and we do not plan to increase usage at this time.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is knowledgeable.

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

Previous solution had many licenses for each feature, with high OPEX and manage complexity.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is simple compared to other solutions and it took approximately one month.

What about the implementation team?

The resellers did the implementation of the solution, we did not do it ourselves. We have ten people for the deployment of the solution.

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

There is a monthly fee to use the solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, Lenovo and DELL/EMC storages.

What other advice do I have?

I rate HPE Nimble Storage a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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ICT Director KA Infra at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Good support but the scalability needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Nimble Storage for general purposes, not for high performance, just for archiving and backup solutions.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. Not too complicated.

What needs improvement?

The scalability could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with HPE Nimble Storage for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have no issues with the stability of this solution, it's stable enough.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

HPE Nimble Storage does not scale well. It needs improvement. We have 50 users in our organization who are using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. I would rate the support a nine…

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Nimble Storage for general purposes, not for high performance, just for archiving and backup solutions.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. Not too complicated.

What needs improvement?

The scalability could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with HPE Nimble Storage for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have no issues with the stability of this solution, it's stable enough.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

HPE Nimble Storage does not scale well. It needs improvement.

We have 50 users in our organization who are using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. I would rate the support a nine out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We had the help of HP and other consultants, it took two days to install and deploy this solution.

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

We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly.

There are costs in addition to the licensing fee, but it's included in the hardware.

What other advice do I have?

My recommendation of this solution would depend on who is interested in using it, and what the purpose of using it would be.

I would rate HPE Nimble Storage a six out of ten.

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Information Technology Operations Manager at Weber Metals
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to set up, performs well, and the technical support is helpful
Pros and Cons
  • "This product is very easy to set up."
  • "The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with."

What is our primary use case?

I use HPE Nimble for my SAN storage solution.

What is most valuable?

This product is very easy to set up.

The design of the hardware and software lends itself to great performance and redundancy.

What needs improvement?

The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been familiar with HPE Nimble Storage for some time, but have just started using it six months ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nimble Storage has been stable for me so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability has not been a problem.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support people are great although, of course, it depends on who you speak with. Overall, however, they are great.

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

The only other product that I have experience with is Dell Compellent.

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

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.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product and if anybody asks me for SAN storage then I recommend HPENimble. 

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jigar Acharya
VP - Engineering Operations at WPG Consulting
Reseller
Top 5
Robust, reliable, and problem-free
Pros and Cons
  • "Even if one control fails, it automatically turns on the other controller and everything moves from one to the second instantaneously without any issues."
  • "If they could reduce the cost, that would be ideal."

What is most valuable?

In general, the solution works great. We haven't had any issues with it.

It's very reliable. 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 product is quite robust.

What needs improvement?

Nimble is costlier than EqualLogic, for example. If they could reduce the cost, that would be ideal.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been dealing with the solution for the last three years. It's been a while. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has been very stable and reliable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have dealt with technical support, and we haven't had any issues with them. We are satisfied with the level of support on offer.

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

I'm also familiar with EqualLogic.

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

The price of the solution is a little high, although the performance is very good. 

What other advice do I have?

We are resellers. 

We are using the most up-to-date version of the solution, however, I cannot speak to the exact version number. 

I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. We haven't had any issues. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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Senior IT Officer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
A stable and user-friendly storage solution

What is our primary use case?

We have a server that needs a faster distribution solution, and we use Nimble for its storage.

What is most valuable?

The replay and IOPS work well. It's user-friendly, and we're satisfied with it. 

What needs improvement?

The dashboard can be improved. I would like to see more details on the dashboard in the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE Nimble Storage is stable. All the drives are functioning well so far, and you only have to do maintenance on a yearly basis.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support response time is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was…

What is our primary use case?

We have a server that needs a faster distribution solution, and we use Nimble for its storage.

What is most valuable?

The replay and IOPS work well. It's user-friendly, and we're satisfied with it. 

What needs improvement?

The dashboard can be improved. I would like to see more details on the dashboard in the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE Nimble Storage is stable. All the drives are functioning well so far, and you only have to do maintenance on a yearly basis.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support response time is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. We were able to implement it quite quickly.

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

HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend HPE Nimble Storage to potential users.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give HPE Nimble Storage a nine.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
David Monarch
Enterprise Administrator at a outsourcing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Proactive technical support, quick updates, and effective failovers
Pros and Cons
  • "HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good."
  • "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."

What is our primary use case?

We are using HPE Nimble Storage of backing up our data.

What is most valuable?

HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good.

What needs improvement?

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.

Replication reporting is a bit difficult to figure out and could improve in the future. It would be helpful if they had a breakdown detailed report that one could provide to upper management.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using HPE Nimble Storage for approximately 

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is very good at being proactive in helping us resolve issues. They have been better than most other competitors in this area.

What other advice do I have?

It is a sound solution and we have not had many issues.

I rate HPE Nimble Storage a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Naguib Wasef
HPE Product Manager at MAS Egypt
Reseller
Good management features, easy to set up, helpful support

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers and HPE Nimble Storage is one of the products that we provide to our customers. We are not end-users of the solution.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the HPE Performance Cluster Manager (HPCM) and InfoSight. InfoSight is helpful because it is proactive support.

What needs improvement?

The stability can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with HPE Nimble Storage for approximately two years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product scales well.

How are customer service and support?

The vendor has a lot of support available.

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

We also work with HPE Primera.

How was the

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers and HPE Nimble Storage is one of the products that we provide to our customers. We are not end-users of the solution.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the HPE Performance Cluster Manager (HPCM) and InfoSight.

InfoSight is helpful because it is proactive support.

What needs improvement?

The stability can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with HPE Nimble Storage for approximately two years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product scales well.

How are customer service and support?

The vendor has a lot of support available.

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

We also work with HPE Primera.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex at all. You can set it up in just a few minutes.

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

The pricing for this product is somewhat high.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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IT Customer Support Specialist at AM-BITS LLC
Real User
Top 5
Multiple storage synchronization, effective duplication and compression

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Nimble Storage for virtual infrastructure by VMware and for Oracle databases.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

The HPE Nimble Storage could have better integration with monitoring and machine learning system information solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE Nimble Storage has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How are customer service and support?

What is our primary use case?

We use HPE Nimble Storage for virtual infrastructure by VMware and for Oracle databases.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

The HPE Nimble Storage could have better integration with monitoring and machine learning system information solutions.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

HPE Nimble Storage has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How are customer service and support?

There is an excellent support team with HPE Nimble Storage.

What was our ROI?

HPE Nimble Storage has helped our customers. It has saved them money for the future.

What other advice do I have?

I rate HPE Nimble Storage a ten out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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