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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Enterprise Flash Array Storage

    9.3

    HPE Nimble Storage

    93%

    HPE SimpliVity

    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 Nimble Storage is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    HPE Nimble Storage

    92%
    28 Ratings
    8.0

    HPE SimpliVity

    80%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    HPE Nimble Storage

    90%
    1 Rating

    HPE SimpliVity

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    HPE Nimble Storage

    91%
    10 Ratings
    6.1

    HPE SimpliVity

    61%
    3 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

    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!
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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

    • 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.
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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

    • Upgrades are better than they used to be, but still complex.
    • Make existing RapidDR product integral, versus a separate licensed component.
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    Pricing Details

    HPE Nimble Storage

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    HPE Nimble Storage editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      HPE SimpliVity

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      HPE SimpliVity 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

        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

        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.
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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

        We have decided to sign with Nutanix. We feel they are improving technology and are just a better software now.
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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

        • HPE SimpliVity provided us with the ability to replace our existing infrastructure with a solution that provided better backup and recovery, and an off-site DR solution, at a lower price point than other solutions.
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