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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Enterprise Flash Array Storage

    Cisco HyperFlex

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    HPE Nimble Storage

    93%
    HPE Nimble Storage ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Flash Array Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    11 Ratings

    Flash Array Integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    10 Ratings

    Data Compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    11 Ratings

    Non-Intrusive Upgrades

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    12 Ratings

    Simplicity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    12 Ratings

    Power Savings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    11 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco HyperFlex is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • HPE Nimble Storage is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Cisco HyperFlex

    88%
    17 Ratings
    9.2

    HPE Nimble Storage

    92%
    28 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Cisco HyperFlex

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    HPE Nimble Storage

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    Cisco HyperFlex

    90%
    1 Rating

    HPE Nimble Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Cisco HyperFlex

    87%
    19 Ratings
    9.1

    HPE Nimble Storage

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Cisco HyperFlex

    100%
    1 Rating

    HPE Nimble Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco HyperFlex

    Hyperflex is best for customers who already have Cisco UCS because of its integration with UCS fabric interconnects. You can add UCS blades to your Hyperflex cluster to increase compute capacity without increasing storage--which is great depending on your needs--but it's still limited to UCS. Installations without fabric interconnects have been limited in scope and most importantly expandability. I like that it doesn't require data locality. While I've used Nutanix extensively and SimpliVity to a less extent, I'm not as sold on their use of it. On the one hand your reads are faster if they're all from the node currently running a VM, but it also means your data has to move around if you vmotion your VMs. I do feel that Cisco has been playing catchup for a few years now with Nutanix, but Hyperflex has become a decent product that I would recommend to my customers where it's a good fit. However, I recommend being careful to make sure that it has all the features you need.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    It is appropriate for the high data storage solution. It is quite faster than the other storage devices available in the market. It is used as a storage device in the database to increase its query speed. It can easily store the medical computation and operational data for easily available to all users.
    Akash Khurana | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco HyperFlex

    • UCS manager in HX is truly helping us in doing one touch firmware upgrades. Scaling of HX cluster (in few minutes) is too seamlessly due to service profiles.
    • HX does not hold you back by creating a single data store unlike other HCI products. With HX, you can create multiple data stores and allocate those to desired services. This help logically separate the install base on HX and removes confusion for the admins too.
    • We run high IOPs workload on HX, and we never felt latency issues due to the Cisco backbone (as you get FI as a TOR switch and options to choose 10G or 40G speeds).
    • With HX you truly enjoy a single window support from Cisco including for the top of the rack switch (FI in HX case). In other HCI infra, you certainly have to bank on to network switch vendor for support and bring HCI and switch vendor at one pane for troubleshooting latency related issues.
    • While we increased our footprint on HX, we didn't added additional administrators to support the landscape. This was possible because of the simplicity in managing HX clusters.
    • With HX we had setup stretched cluster between two near site data centres. This is a unique proposition in HX (we have 2 nodes in each data centre) and data centre failover works absolutely seamless.
    Suresh Patare | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    • HP Nimble is basically an all in one SAN with SSD cache or in some cases fully SSD based however the thing it does the best is its front end GUI and user management capability making it easy for anyone to ramp up on managing it quickly.
    • The Nimble SAN is also very easily managed when it comes to hardware management. Outside of some major internal parts such as the mainboard, almost everything in the system is duplicated so single failures never bring the system down. Power supplies and drives are easily swapped out.
    • Nimble has incredibly capable and easily accessible support that is available 24/7.
    • The price point on Nimble, though higher than piecing together a home made SAN out of spare Windows Servers, is perfect even for some SMB's.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco HyperFlex

    • replication - as we need to use the same amount to storage to backup
    • Cisco should come up with a strong hypervisor equal to vmware ESXi
    • should come up with the repository of OS images and download automatically when a new OS version is released
    • hybrid connectivity - missing
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    • I'd like the GUI to include more information for some of the features such as replication data totals each night. You have to go to the command line for this.
    • It would be nice to have a feature built into the GUI that would show you the command line equivalent to get the same results you are seeing in the GUI.
    • Although the intial setup was easy, they could always improve on that portion. During my setup, I did have to do a lot of back and forth with research on their site as to what each setting was that I was setting up. They could have provided some sort of description for each field within the setup that would have made it easier to know what they were having us set up.
    Jeff Koelker | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco HyperFlex

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    HPE Nimble Storage

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco HyperFlex

    Cisco HyperFlex 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We are doing it in the current moment. The platform expansion will be twofold.
    Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    HPE Nimble Storage 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Nimble is doing its job well and any issues that do come up cause the Nimble support team to alert us before we would potentially see an impact to our production environment. I do wish we could expand into the unused space in the CS210 shelf which is limited by what I assume is a marketing/sales strategy, but we will likely add shelves moving forward.
    Larry Askew | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Cisco HyperFlex

    Cisco HyperFlex 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Everything is fine if you work as a user of the system. Difficulties in fine tuning the system.
    Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cisco HyperFlex

    Cisco HyperFlex 8.7
    Based on 19 answers
    Nowadays being agile and efficient is most really important. Hyperflex has the ability to be agile and efficient. Cisco HyperFlex functions based on UCS technology, it includes built-in networking and integrated management with pre-configured software. Cisco HyperFlex has everything in one place as a data center, so there is no need to focus on extra things.
    Nishanth Anbalagan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    HPE Nimble Storage 9.1
    Based on 10 answers
    Any time I have had to contact support, they have always been quick to respond, and very efficient in resolving any issues. When an action has been required on our side for a fix, they have been very helpful in explaining step by step what was required, and when replacement parts have been needed, we've had them within 24 hours.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco HyperFlex

    Cisco HyperFlex 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Fast, powerful, flexible.
    Alexandr Chsherbov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco HyperFlex

    HyperFlex is built on top of Cisco UCS infrastructure, which allows us to manage other non-HX servers attached to the same UCS environment. This allows us to tie everything together via Intersight and see all of the servers in our data centers. Other platforms don't really have a comparable offering.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    The Main reason for choosing HPE Nimble Hybrid storage is the Cost. However, even though its not ALL Flash Storage it was still providing the high performance, Latency less than 2 ms, good compression and de-duplication, zeop downtime on software upgrade, good reporting through infosight etc. with all these pros, it didn't make sense to invest on a ALL flash storage thats costs 3 time higher than nimble
    Jeeva Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cisco HyperFlex

    • The simplified management makes it easier to operate and prevents mistakes.
    • Guided installation using the installer VM means you don't have to configure every component by hand. Improves deployment speed and lowers the risk of configuration issues.
    • Performance increase of 40-90% compared to our previous compute/storage cluster.
    Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

    HPE Nimble Storage

    • 100% uptime 4 years and counting in a 24/7 environment.
    • Long hardware support lifecycle, with extremely affordable maintenance renewal plans that provide real value.
    • Nimble has been the most cost-effective SAN solution I have ever deployed.
    • The inital costs, ongoing maintenance, and administration requirements were all 50% less than EMC and NetApp.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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