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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 SimpliVity

I only know what I know...which is my IT world.Having two datacenters that were physical servers attached to a SAN that "attempted" to replicate and then migrating.For a SMB small IT shop that happens to have two datacenters already in place...this has been ideal.I can have a generalist maintain the system and we have a private cloud for DR with hardly any effort...the biggest gain by far!
Chad Benfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

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

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 SimpliVity

  • Deduplication and Compression - SimpliVity keeps the space consumption to a minimum. We currently have 60 servers running virtually and we still have room to grow. This really helps with the backups as we can have longer retention.
  • Backups - Ability to keep backups for longer and to create multiple backup policies for a VM is a breeze. You can have a backup policy for each datastore as well as a separate backup policy for the same VM.
  • Creating Datastores is very easy. No more messing around with LUNS and iSCSI. Just go to the SimpliVity tab and select create datastore and it's done. You can also increase the datastore on the fly as well as have a datastore bigger than 2TB.
  • File level recovery is included as well. The whole backup process in SimpliVity can help you do away with other software.
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 SimpliVity

  • Upgrades are better than they used to be, but still complex.
  • Make existing RapidDR product integral, versus a separate licensed component.
Joshua Van Camp | 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 SimpliVity

No score
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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 SimpliVity

HPE SimpliVity 7.8
Based on 3 answers
Support is very good. With proactive support, you are supported by an engineer in North America who answers the phone and immediately begins assisting with your issue. The folks I have dealt with in the last several years have been very skilled and it is rare to have a ticket open for more than a day or two. Issues affecting production are dealt with appropriately and are escalated within the support organization.
Joshua Van Camp | 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 SimpliVity

At the time we choose SimpliVity over Nutanix SimpliVity offered a much more robust and dedicated deduplication card. Another attractive quality of SimpliVity at the time was the fact that it used to be hardware agnostic with many competitive hardware manufacturers at the time. With HPE's purchase of SimpliVity, these attractive qualities are no longer as important or even factually correct.
Anonymous | 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 SimpliVity

  • It had a fantastic ROI compared to replacing all the physical servers.
  • SimpliVity takes less knowledge to understand, cutting down on staff leaning curve.
  • It did bring us forward in technology at the time.
Tom Mockus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HPE Nimble Storage

General

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

HPE SimpliVity

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 SimpliVity
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
HPE SimpliVity

Support Rating

HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
HPE SimpliVity
7.8

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