HPE Nimble Storage vs. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Nimble Storage
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Nimble Storage was acquired by HPE in 2017. The enterprise flash array product line now goes by the name HPE Nimble Storage.N/A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series
Score 10.0 out of 10
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The Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage Arrays are storage-area network (SAN) available via hybrid and all flash storage. Presently the product line includes the hybrid storage arrays models ThinkSystem DE2000H, ThinkSystem DE4000H, ThinkSystem DE6000H, and the all-flash storage array models ThinkSystem DE4000F, and ThinkSystem DE6000F.N/A
Pricing
HPE Nimble StorageLenovo ThinkSystem DE Series
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE Nimble StorageLenovo ThinkSystem DE Series
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
HPE Nimble StorageLenovo ThinkSystem DE Series
Enterprise Flash Array Storage
Comparison of Enterprise Flash Array Storage features of Product A and Product B
HPE Nimble Storage
9.5
11 Ratings
4% above category average
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series
-
Ratings
Flash Array Performance9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Flash Array Integration9.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Compression9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades9.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Simplicity9.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Power Savings9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
HPE Nimble StorageLenovo ThinkSystem DE Series
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.5 out of 10
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays
NetApp FAS Storage Arrays
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Dell VMAX
Dell VMAX
Score 9.7 out of 10
NetApp AFF A-Series
NetApp AFF A-Series
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE Nimble StorageLenovo ThinkSystem DE Series
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(27 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Nimble StorageLenovo ThinkSystem DE Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE Nimble Hybrid storage is very cost effective that can provide the same Latency, I/O and Bandwidth compared with any other All FLASH storage which is 3 times expensive than this. From a feature comparison standpoint of view, there isn't much difference between Hybrid Vs ALL Flash. HPE Nimble Storage uses ALL Flash disk at the front end to process the data thus by reducing the cost by using a regular SAS disk at the back end. Its the software and the algorithm that HPE Nimble StorageE uses to achieve this. having said that, the overall data reduction, de-duplication and compression is above the mark as what the sales team promised initially. Overall, the storage is performing well without any challenges.
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Lenovo
My experience with Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series has been commendable and everything has been running smoothly. Data storage and analysis takes place effectively under this platform system giving our teams best insights on planning and decision making on time. All our financial records have great database that is secure and cannot be easily compromised by unauthorized access. The customer support team is reliable and always ready to offer help where needed 24/7.
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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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Lenovo
  • It easily updates our systems to comply with international standards.
  • Networking our systems with cloud servers
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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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Lenovo
  • I have not experienced any downside that requires improvement.
  • No missing functionality across all the features
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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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Lenovo
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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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Lenovo
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We used a Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage array for many years and it worked well. A big issue was that upgrading firmware required system downtime and during one upgrade I was unable to bring the systems back up afterwards. I spent several days on the phone over a holiday weekend with Dell and VMware support in order to get my systems back up and running. It made me very nervous about doing firmware upgrades after that.
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Lenovo
I have not worked with a similar product in our company but this has been a reliable product throughout. It is easy and flexible to work with and the cost is manageable. It has suitable data storage plans that have been favorable to our workload demands. The results have always been positive and Return on Investment was achieved within the planned time. It has been profitable to all our departments meeting all data security requirements and working at reliable speed in file transfer.
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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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Lenovo
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