2015-05-28T18:30:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about HPE Nimble Storage?

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What do you like most about HPE Nimble Storage?

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AB
Head Of Information Technology at Zambia National Building Society
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-05T17:00:58Z
Jul 5, 2022

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

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Rouben Amirthasawmy - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Sun Resorts
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-16T13:53:46Z
Jun 16, 2022

It's very stable and fast, and I am very happy with the deduplication. It saves a lot of space, which is great.

EA
IT Manager at Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc.
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-12T10:21:58Z
May 12, 2022

The most useful features are high availability and the storage snapshot backup functionality.

Prataparao Dileep - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Solution's Consultant for HPE Storage Devices at Karvy Innotech
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-02T06:52:47Z
Feb 2, 2022

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.

SY
Technical Manager at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-01-13T10:37:22Z
Jan 13, 2022

The solution is quite scalable.

JL
Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 10
2022-01-12T15:50:13Z
Jan 12, 2022

The deployment is fast.

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Naguib Wasef - PeerSpot reviewer
HPE Product Manager at MAS Egypt
Reseller
Top 10
2021-12-28T18:24:00Z
Dec 28, 2021

InfoSight is helpful because it is proactive support.

VR
IT Customer Support Specialist at AM-BITS LLC
Real User
2021-12-27T19:10:00Z
Dec 27, 2021

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.

JC
Infrastructure and IT Support Coordinator with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-12-22T17:24:00Z
Dec 22, 2021

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

SQ
Infrastructure Specialist at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-09T21:55:58Z
Nov 9, 2021

The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage.

TG
Senior Storage Specialist, Digital Systems at Shaw Communications
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-14T21:30:08Z
Oct 14, 2021

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.

Jigar Acharya - PeerSpot reviewer
VP - Engineering Operations at WPG Consulting
Reseller
Top 5
2021-09-03T15:28:53Z
Sep 3, 2021

Even if one control fails, it automatically turns on the other controller and everything moves from one to the second instantaneously without any issues.

LV
ICT Director KA Infra at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-07-30T13:30:32Z
Jul 30, 2021

It is easy to use. Not too complicated.

Handriyo Sidhi - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader at PT.Helios Informatika Nusantara
Reseller
Top 20
2021-07-02T12:22:28Z
Jul 2, 2021

Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet.

Ricardo Buysse - PeerSpot reviewer
HPE Technical Support Manager at Servicios GZ, C.A.
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-18T10:08:11Z
Apr 18, 2021

The fact that you can manage the requirements is one the most valuable features of HPE Nimble Storage. The other is the rapid deployment time.

LB
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-12T17:40:29Z
Feb 12, 2021

The deduplication and compression capabilities are powerful.

MR
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-02-09T02:56:30Z
Feb 9, 2021

Good architecture and produces a lot of IOPS.

MV
IT Support Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
Top 20
2021-01-15T23:08:45Z
Jan 15, 2021

Some of the beneficial features I have found are the Block-level backups, the interface is easy to use, backups work well and the portal is functional.

TN
Information Technology Operations Manager at Weber Metals
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-10T09:54:47Z
Jan 10, 2021

This product is very easy to set up.

RL
Senior IT Officer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-10T08:08:17Z
Jan 10, 2021

The replay and IOPS work well.

NV
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-05T17:24:49Z
Jan 5, 2021

In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable.

LL
Product Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-01T16:21:55Z
Dec 1, 2020

The performance and the processor are good.

BA
Network & System Support Engineer at a recruiting/HR firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-08T09:00:59Z
Jul 8, 2020

The solution runs pretty fast.

SV
Technical Specialist at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
Jun 28, 2020

The most valuable feature is data mirroring.

CL
Head of Infrastructure and Operations at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The solution's uptime is fantastic. It's 100 percent. In addition, Nimble's storage capacity efficiency is very effective.

AS
Operations Manager at Nuvollo
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

We get storage access without the need for more human monitoring of those resources.

TR
IT Infrastructure & Systems Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

We use a platform as a service and have multiple application vendors who comprise that platform. There are moments when those application vendors put the blame on us. By working in InfoSight, I am able to say, "No, it is not us." I can actually provide proof, either by using screenshots or through reporting.

SR
IT Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

This solution has given us reliability that is evident by the fact that it has been running for five years with virtually no hiccups.

Sanjeev JHA - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Harvard University
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

We like the performance.

GB
Service Desk Manager at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

Not only is it high performing, but it is also more compact and fits better in our storage arrays than equipment from other storage providers.

MattBonfield - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Engineer
Real User
2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The stability is awesome. The product has always been reliable. It has been 100 percent up. We have never had any downtime with it. Even if a controller fails due to our firmware or whatever, it rolls over to the second one and keeps us running.

Larry Stewart - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Hosting Operations at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

I really like the form factor, which is nice and compact and small.

RS
IT Manager at Startech Computer Accessories
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

InfoSight has identified controller failures or performance issues.

Christian Poortvliet - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT at One
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

InfoSight has helped us resolved an issue where the snapshots were growing too big.

NR
Infrastructure Engineer at Ivanti
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

We have seen our average latency go from four milliseconds to point four. Therefore, we are getting 10 times better performance down to the end user on everything. We have seen an increase in our IOPS by ten times.

RB
IT Infrastructure Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

InfoSight has allowed us to centralize our management, understanding how it correlates to the array. It has identified a network issue in the network configuration of ESXi hosts. It enables us to get servers back up faster by 25 percent.

JT
Senior Network Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The storage capacity efficiency is phenomenal. It is off the charts in comparison to the compression ratios that we got before. We are able to save a lot more to the device.

DG
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
Jun 25, 2019

The all-flash positions our organization for growth. It is much easier to use, and we do not have to worry about the I/O profile of the workloads that we putting on the array.

Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Real User
ExpertTop 5
2015-05-28T18:30:00Z
May 28, 2015

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

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Oct 28, 2021
HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The solution offers SSD-based cache devices and all SSD devices so you can have consistent fast storage or a high-level box that can serve up fast. We used Nimble storage, and we could migrate almost all our physical hardware. It is easy to implement and provides high performance. It is good for organizations that are doing a complete re-haul or refresh project. For us, though, it was a bit too expensive to justify the cost. Although it provides easy hardware management, single-pane management can confuse a user when trying to manage multiple units. Also, if you need to upgrade parts for the system, the cost can get high. We also found that it doesn’t have enough documentation for support if you want to add more Nimble boxes for redundancy. For us, HPE Primera was a better choice. First of all, it is more affordable than Nimble. Primera offers us a stable storage environment and good performance, allowing us to save on storage through decompression and deduplication. Even if you handle high IO clients while dealing with background tasks, it doesn’t have issues. Finally, because it is self-installable, you can do your own upgrades. Primera does leave some room for improvement, though. It doesn’t support auto-tiering. You cannot tune hot/cold blocks to reduce costs. It is also not very scalable, with a limit of 4 nodes. Conclusion Among HPE storage services, Nimble is a better option for large enterprises or companies undergoing a full haul. For smaller companies, Primera might be a better option. The management of the storage array is very simple, and the self-installation was an added benefit.
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