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IBM FlashSystem 5000

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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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

The basic configuration is so simple so you just set it and forget it. All the FlashSystem family products are running the same code, so they can talk to each other as well if needed. The migration to/from is simple as that, because of [the] external virtualization function, which supports more than 444 different types of other storage.
Istvan Buda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE Nimble Storage
9.1
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.6
Flash Array Performance
HPE Nimble Storage
9.8
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.0
Flash Array Integration
HPE Nimble Storage
8.8
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.0
Data Compression
HPE Nimble Storage
9.2
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.7
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE Nimble Storage
9.8
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.4
Simplicity
HPE Nimble Storage
9.7
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.3
Power Savings
HPE Nimble Storage
7.2
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.4

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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • It's affordable and does not compromise on technology thus steady in enhancing how we work.
  • Has grown our ROI due to its instant boost in improving our business processes and portfolio.
  • Its hybrid cloud enabled and this enables organizations to start with slowly and later evolve to cloud as their data continues to grow.
Grace Jones | 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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • Installation should be simplified a bit as it can become a bit complicated to install
  • Enabling encryption and compression has the potential to affect performance
  • Pricing seems a bit higher than competitor models. This can be mitigated if you work with an IBM Gold Partner or higher that can secure better discounts.
Zakarieya Abderoef | 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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Simplicity and fixability.
Ahmed Ismail | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble Storage 9.0
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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 9.1
Based on 1 answer
fixability ability and Performance
Ahmed Ismail | 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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem [5000] is the clear leader amongst its rivals. We selected this product for its low cost and great support model. Security patches are timely and the ability to scale the solution is a huge draw. Storage can be scaled by tier so we only purchase what we need when the demand is there.
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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • The security features can be improved such that the encryption does not affect performance in any way.
  • The most valuable features are deduplication and compression, which together, enable you to have more space.
  • The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data.
my tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HPE Nimble Storage

General

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

IBM FlashSystem 5000

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
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1

Support Rating

HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1

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