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Score 9.1 out of 100
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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 StoreOnce

If you are looking for a backup infrastructure which is efficient and compatible for both file system and block level backup, then HPE StoreOnce is a great choice. It's easy to configure and easy to manage. We didn't have to hire a separate storage expert to set up StoreOnce for us. The HPE team helped our system admins and it was a easy to configure.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
HPE StoreOnce
Flash Array Performance
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
HPE StoreOnce
Flash Array Integration
HPE Nimble Storage
8.7
HPE StoreOnce
Data Compression
HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
HPE StoreOnce
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
HPE StoreOnce
Simplicity
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
HPE StoreOnce
Power Savings
HPE Nimble Storage
7.4
HPE StoreOnce

Data Center Backup

HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
8.7
Universal recovery
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
9.8
Live recovery
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
8.0
Recovery verification
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
8.9
Business application protection
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
9.8
Multiple backup destinations
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
9.8
Incremental backup identification
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
9.8
Backup to the cloud
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
7.4
Snapshots
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
9.0
Flexible deployment
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
5.5
Management dashboard
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
8.1
Platform support
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
9.8
Retention options
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
9.0
Encryption
HPE Nimble Storage
HPE StoreOnce
7.2

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 StoreOnce

  • It handles the storage on a DRP quite well.
  • It was not that hard to implement it, even though 3Par was easier.
  • Setting it up on vSphere was painless.
  • It was easy to link the paths on a couple VIOSes.
Victor Padro | 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 StoreOnce

  • HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Stores do not have a native replication. You will have to rely on third party software to backup your backup files from primary StoreOnce to secondary StoreOnce.
  • We also see disconnects in the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst RMAN Plugin. We are still trying to figure out if this is a StoreOnce issue or something with our network.
Amanda Decker | 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 StoreOnce

HPE StoreOnce 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It just works and the support contract we have is good enough for the company needs
Victor Padro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HPE StoreOnce

HPE StoreOnce 9.9
Based on 3 answers
My team who are currently administering HPE StoreOnce do not come from a storage background. We still didn't had to struggle much configuring and using HPE StoreOnce. Of course, HPE team was very helpful in smooth technology transition. For critical errors, we already have phone home feature enabled and HPE support team has been excellent and their response time in dealing with technical errors/incidents.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble Storage 9.2
Based on 7 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 StoreOnce

HPE StoreOnce 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We had couple of incidents so far and HPE support team was very proactive through the process until the incident was closed satisfactorily.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HPE StoreOnce

HPE StoreOnce 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was pretty smooth, at least smother that a Dell EMC Unity we set it up last week
Victor Padro | 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 StoreOnce

Some of our staff have worked with Baracuda, so it was a recommended product. But after our evaluation, we decided to use StoreOnce because of the types of backup, ease of administration, and cost savings.
Amanda Decker | 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 StoreOnce

  • While not completely eliminating tape, it has relegated the use of tape to monthly and annual backups for compliance. It has reduced the recurring expense of tape media.
  • It has increased the length of the retention period because of its efficiency in storing backups.
  • The online backup repositories are now replicated to the secondary datacenter, a capability not possible with tapes.
Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HPE Nimble Storage

General

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

HPE Nimble Storage Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

HPE StoreOnce

General

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

HPE StoreOnce Editions & Modules

Edition
Gen10 Server$1,061.46
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    HPE Nimble Storage
    9.2
    HPE StoreOnce
    9.9

    Likelihood to Renew

    HPE Nimble Storage
    9.0
    HPE StoreOnce
    10.0

    Usability

    HPE Nimble Storage
    HPE StoreOnce
    9.9

    Support Rating

    HPE Nimble Storage
    9.2
    HPE StoreOnce
    10.0

    Implementation Rating

    HPE Nimble Storage
    HPE StoreOnce
    10.0

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