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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Enterprise Flash Array Storage

    9.3

    HPE Nimble Storage

    93%

    HPE ProLiant DL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    HPE Nimble Storage ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Flash Array Performance

    9.4
    94%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flash Array Integration

    9.5
    95%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Compression

    9.4
    94%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Non-Intrusive Upgrades

    9.6
    96%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Simplicity

    9.4
    94%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Power Savings

    8.8
    88%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • HPE ProLiant DL is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    HPE Nimble Storage

    92%
    28 Ratings
    9.7

    HPE ProLiant DL

    97%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    HPE Nimble Storage

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    HPE ProLiant DL

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    HPE Nimble Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    HPE ProLiant DL

    92%
    11 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    HPE Nimble Storage

    91%
    10 Ratings
    9.3

    HPE ProLiant DL

    93%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    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.
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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    It's well suited for a VMWare Esxi cluster setup. You are guaranteed to have the same CPU chipset to ensure the servers on the cluster are compatible with each other. We've had to stagger the purchase of systems by six months and have had compatibility issues. It's also well suited for I/O such as MS SQL or Oracle databases, Exchange servers, domain controllers. Pretty much any server setup will work with no issues on the HPE Proliant DL line. It's less appropriate as a NAS server, we had purchased one that ran on Windows Storage. Since it was more or less running Windows as a single controller, we had issues where it has locked up and caused an outage.
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    Pros

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    • 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.
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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    • Highly reliable. We've never had one go down unexpectedly in 11 years.
    • High performance. Current 380 G10s are configured with 1.5TB of RAM, always the shortest commodity in virtual environments.
    • Great manageability: iLO boards allow us to run headless without the Advanced license even.
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    Cons

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    • 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.
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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    • iLO Advanced - I feel like this is just a money grab. Give me the remote features, at least the remote console, with the purchase. I'd be OK with paying for the advanced license for more centralized functionality, but straight remote sessions? That should just be there.
    • Software entitlements and online interaction are a little wanting. This isn't the hardware per se, but enterprise products are often heavily tied to online services and tools and that could be a lot better.
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    Pricing Details

    HPE Nimble Storage

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    HPE Nimble Storage editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      HPE ProLiant DL

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      HPE ProLiant DL editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        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.
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        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        No answers on this topic

        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        HPE ProLiant DL has a very intuitive interface for users, where not much training is required if it is their first time using it. I am able to quickly login and perform whatever tasks are needed on the server as the interface has a friendly design. It has a lot of detail as well, but the major functions are pronounced and this is very helpful in my everyday job.
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        Support Rating

        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        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.
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        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        The technical support of HP is great. Whenever we have any issue whether it is a hardware fault or some bug in the software or even just a misconfiguration the technical support team of HP is always there to assist us. In case of a hardware failure, they quickly locate and replace the faulty component with minimal to no impact on our business.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        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
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        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        I've used Dell poweredge servers and they were great too, but I found remotely deploying HPE hardware was significantly easier and faster. One thing I love about HPE is when i got to deploy an OS remotely via iLO I can utilize the virtual media URL as opposed to mounting an iso. these eliminates the SSL overhead and the OS can be deployed in under an hour. Mounting an ISO has proven reliable but due to the SSL overhead it can take hours. In addition i found im able to register my HPE hardware with HPE and they provide me a clean IT dashboard of all of my hardware and they give me alerts as to expiring support coverage, if a server is down or reporting an error. its a very solid and reliable solution all around.
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        Return on Investment

        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        • 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.
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        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        • Allowed us to move forward with running web-based applications and to scale them as needed.
        • The lack of future driver support has made it difficult to consider upgrades, we may need to go with more expensive hardware in the future to be able to maintain upgrades.
        • While we have not realized all the business growth benefits we expected from this investment, we have had much more flexibility and options when we need to change our environment to meet the business needs.
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