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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • HPE Nimble Storage ranks higher in 1 feature set: Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

9.3

HPE Nimble Storage

93%
8.9

Pure Storage FlashArray

89%
HPE Nimble Storage ranks higher in 3/6 features

Flash Array Performance

9.4
94%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
156 Ratings

Flash Array Integration

9.5
95%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
146 Ratings

Data Compression

9.4
94%
11 Ratings
8.9
89%
155 Ratings

Non-Intrusive Upgrades

9.6
96%
12 Ratings
7.1
71%
150 Ratings

Simplicity

9.4
94%
12 Ratings
9.6
96%
156 Ratings

Power Savings

8.8
88%
11 Ratings
7.6
76%
133 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • HPE Nimble Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Pure Storage FlashArray is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

HPE Nimble Storage

92%
28 Ratings
10.0

Pure Storage FlashArray

100%
209 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

HPE Nimble Storage

90%
1 Rating
8.9

Pure Storage FlashArray

89%
27 Ratings

Usability

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Pure Storage FlashArray

87%
18 Ratings

Availability

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Pure Storage FlashArray

86%
8 Ratings

Performance

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Pure Storage FlashArray

84%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

HPE Nimble Storage

91%
10 Ratings
9.9

Pure Storage FlashArray

99%
143 Ratings

In-Person Training

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Pure Storage FlashArray

86%
4 Ratings

Online Training

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashArray

82%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Pure Storage FlashArray

91%
13 Ratings

Configurability

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashArray

82%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Pure Storage FlashArray

86%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Pure Storage FlashArray

82%
5 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Pure Storage FlashArray

91%
6 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

HPE Nimble Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Pure Storage FlashArray

89%
6 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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Pure Storage

When you need speed, it's FAST, especially for MS SQL databases. If you are having bottlenecks, you can spend your time finding it in the code because it's not Pure Storage. Love the data reduction and duplication. We can store so much more on this unit than the base physical size. Love the data snapshots. When you need to complete copy your entire environment for testing etc. Nothing is easier, a few clicks and you are done. Extremely helpful for testing and training.
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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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Pure Storage

  • The Pure Array does data reduction particularly well. We've seen a 7x reduction on some of our volumes.
  • It is easy to get used to the system after coming from other storage arrays.
  • It has some welcome additions such as a smartphone app that makes it easier to view your cases, etc.
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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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Pure Storage

  • Reporting is too general. Being a tech nerd, I want to be able to see the nitty-gritty details. I also need to be able to define canned sets of reports for problem application systems.
  • Pricing is a bit higher then some of their direct competitors .
  • Seriously, I have nothing else.
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Pricing Details

HPE Nimble Storage

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

HPE Nimble Storage 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

    Pure Storage FlashArray

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Pure Storage FlashArray 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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      Pure Storage

      It has so far been a very fast and stable product. We have had wonderful support when we have needed it and the account manager and engineer attached to our organization have been very responsive with any questions and concerns we have had.
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      Usability

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      The install went smoothly, and the engineer explained every step along the way. The next couple of days he checked in to make sure that migration was running as planned. The user interface is designed with usability in mind. You don't need a dedicated "Storage Silo" to manage this product. For smaller IT departments that need to support many different workloads, this could not be a better feature
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      Reliability and Availability

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      We have never had an outage with Purestorage. Yes we have had 2 drives go out but replacements were installed so fast there wasn't any issues. We have had a NVRAM module replaced but were noticed from Pure they were sending a replacement because they were predicting a failure so pure was proactive preventing any issues. Knowing Pure is monitoring our device 24x7 gives us peace of mind.
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      Performance

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      The corporation has a very diverse data load and when we migrate from a hybrid storage to pure all-flash, significant gains have already been observed. Latency always remains below 1 ms regardless of the load and volumetry used. Application performance also depends heavily on whether or not the code is more permormatic and network access infrastructure. The product has been meeting expectations
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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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      Pure Storage

      Pure Support is timely and communicative. They are always ready to assist and very skilled at what they do, no matter the time of day. Even at 12:10 a.m. on New Years Day when your array has a hiccup that causes some errors in your environment, they will be on the phone with you in an instant. If they are unable to determine the cause right away, because things appear to be normal, they will take your environment's configuration, lab it up in their support environment and then research until they figure out what caused the problem. Even if it takes 3 months. True story.
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      In-Person Training

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      Excellent training and really you don't need that much. We received training at the Pure offices and also on site when the product was installed. Simple things like how to login to the GUI interface, how to setup users, how to create volume and mount it. How to make a snapshot, how to copy it and mount it. Really is pretty self explanatory on how to do things with the GUI interface. We were expecting complicated base on other vendor products, we got super simple.
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      Online Training

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      Great videos and documentation. There is a common theme with PureStorage, "Keep it elegantly simple". They have great support network and great support user groups. Documentation has been very helpful with providing auditors with methods and procedures on security and other ways the product works. Great documentation on setting PureStorage to be the most effective with VM's, SQL Server, and other products.
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      Implementation Rating

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      The install was very quick. The engineer that Pure sent said that if we started by 10 am we would be done by lunchtime, and he was not kidding.
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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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      Pure Storage

      Pure Storage FlashArray came up as being the most cost-effective of the lot plus the extras added like call-home support were very welcome. The competitors' options were a lot more expensive and the call-home support added a lot more to the already high costs.
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      Scalability

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      No answers on this topic

      Pure Storage

      In our case we have equipment in all of Latin America in different data centers and with the mobile app or with pure1 we have everything centralized in just one
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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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      Pure Storage

      • Thanks to the deduplication that is built into the product we are seeing great reduction in total space required by consolidating similar data types on the same array.
      • Our users are very pleased with the performance.
      • The replication allowed us to move our workload from to another data center with minimal downtime.
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