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Likelihood to Recommend

HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble is well suited for any situation where a company wants a stand along or synced across the WAN San solution without needing to invest in too much training for the admins. Since they sell both partly SSD based cache devices as well as all SSD devices, they have the best of both worlds whether you need consistently fast storage with some front end cache or high-level box that is always serving up fast. As in our case, it is also well suited as a back end iScsi based box for cluster scenarios. If a company is just looking for Standard hard drive storage then Nimble is overkill.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE ProLiant DL

When we need new physical server hardware we go with [HPE ProLiant DL]. They are cost effective and they last. we have it as the back bone of our clustered Hyper-V environment and the hardware runs without issue. We also use it as the backbone of our stand alone servers as well. We have a [HPE ProLiant DL] backup server and the RAID solution on board allows us to easily add and expand our raid volume to meet our data storage needs with ease.
Ben Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
HPE ProLiant DL
Flash Array Performance
HPE Nimble Storage
9.8
HPE ProLiant DL
Flash Array Integration
HPE Nimble Storage
8.8
HPE ProLiant DL
Data Compression
HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
HPE ProLiant DL
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE Nimble Storage
9.8
HPE ProLiant DL
Simplicity
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
HPE ProLiant DL
Power Savings
HPE Nimble Storage
7.3
HPE ProLiant DL

Pros

HPE Nimble Storage

  • Nimble provides top notch predictive flash caching that "just works". We typically see 95% + cache hits daily.
  • World class support... You typically don't' call Nimble support when there are problems, they call you.
  • The Nimble hybrid array is a cost effective solution with no compromises.
  • Infosight, the cloud management dashboard, is easy to use and provides quick access to useful information.
  • Our Nimble has had 100% uptime, 4 years and counting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE ProLiant DL

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

HPE ProLiant DL

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

HPE ProLiant DL

HPE ProLiant DL 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HPE ProLiant DL

HPE ProLiant DL 9.2
Based on 11 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble Storage 9.1
Based on 8 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

HPE ProLiant DL

HPE ProLiant DL 9.3
Based on 11 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HPE Nimble Storage

Comparing Nimble Storage to the top three players EMC, NETAPP, and HP was hard to do. Everyone had their own special perks. Those companies have been around a lot longer. Three years ago when we made our purchase with Nimble, the company was only 3 years old. We were skeptical about the future. As we learned more about Nimble Storage we found out the creator/owner moved from NetApp. He developed code and a new way of thinking for SAN infrastructure to use compression. We found it useful that the company wasn't fresh out of the water, but enhancing. When it came down to price it stacks up about the same as the top three players. You do get more storage for your money. You get compression which can save 5%-20% depending on the data you have. It works great and doesn't have any kind of performance impact. You also get a smaller foot print. I know to get some of the performance and features from HP you have to have two or three arrays. That is at least 12U. One Nimble array is 4U.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE ProLiant DL

HPE ProLiant DLs are nice servers. They provide good performance, have scalability potential, are very reliable, and fit our expectations. Service support is high quality. In most cases, I prefer to buy HPE servers again and keep them as long as possible because they provide best of the best in uptime and usability.
Dmitry Malafeev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HPE Nimble Storage

  • People walked by my office for the first time ever asking what did we do to the servers because they are much faster. I have never experienced that before when putting in a new piece of equipment.
  • It has paid for itself in space savings of not having to increase the size of the array.
  • Speed and performance and data migration times are all parts of my ROI. Its been a great ride so far.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE ProLiant DL

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HPE Nimble Storage

General

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

HPE ProLiant DL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
HPE ProLiant DL
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
HPE ProLiant DL
10.0

Usability

HPE Nimble Storage
HPE ProLiant DL
9.2

Support Rating

HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
HPE ProLiant DL
9.3

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