How does HPE Nimble Storage compare to VxRail?

Which one would you recommend?

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Aug 17, 2021

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Vs. VxRail

One of the best things about the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is the three, two, one, zero rule. That means I need three copies of my data on two different types of media and I need one of them to be protected from ransomware. I need it to be immutable. The zero stands for zero errors; I need to know that my backup was successful and I've actually tested it and can say that I can restore from it. A lot of people miss that point, and it’s extremely valuable. The in-line compression is awesome, saving lots of valuable capacity and time. HPE Nimble integrates easily to the cloud and is very user-friendly.

The VxRail offers simplicity and minimizes operational costs by bundling solutions such as storage, computing, and networking, all on one platform. This also makes it easier to maintain and minimizes operational constraints throughout our organization. Vxrail is less user-friendly, although it offers great support.

With VxRail, there is a limitation to the number of nodes available and where they can be placed within the environment. Also, it would be nice to be able to name them according to our organization’s chosen structure. VxRail licensing costs can be expensive and should be revisited.


I like that HPE Nimble is user-friendly and flexible, and moves well in and out of the cloud. It is secure and offers self-intelligent software that tells clients what’s going on in their environments. It saves us both time and money. VXRail is less user-friendly and has limitations that are not as good a fit for my organization.

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VxRail provides stable solutions for technical problems while at the same time not being too expensive for a company to invest in. Even if you are working with a limited budget, this platform offers freedom of choice and a number of different options. In contrast, Cisco HyperFlex HX does run on the more expensive side and cannot offer the same level of cost-effective solution. VxRail is able to provide both an ability to upgrade the system with an ever-growing library of resources as well as to provide powerful processors. This is something that I greatly appreciate. Being able to simply add upgrades to the system without necessarily having to worry about the system being bogged down is invaluable. The ability that it provides to apply updates to the system with ease is something worthy of note. If you add this to the fact that VxRail runs on multiple cores at 2 gigahertz or higher, then that means that in terms of ability, the VxRail is difficult to match. In terms of usability, it is hard to argue that VxRail delivers. It is pretty simple and easy to both set up and manage. Once the system is set up, all of the management tools are centrally located to assist in providing ease of use. The Cisco Hyperflex HX Series is both stable as well as reasonably easy to set up. Cisco has a step-by-step program guide that leads you through the process. Once it is set up, it is not prone to glitching or freezing. However, the pricing model that Cisco applies to this product requires users to pay a yearly subscription. This can end up being rather expensive in the long run. Conclusion Both systems offer stable solutions. Ultimately, VxRail is more cost-effective.
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