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Pure Storage FlashArray

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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

Pure Storage FlashArray

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.
Todd Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.3
Flash Array Performance
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4
Flash Array Integration
HPE Nimble Storage
8.7
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.2
Data Compression
HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.5
Simplicity
HPE Nimble Storage
9.6
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.4
Power Savings
HPE Nimble Storage
7.4
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.0

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

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • 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.
Muhammad Mulla | 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

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • 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.
Don Howard | 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

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.9
Based on 22 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.9
Based on 15 answers
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
Kevin Hannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 5 answers
5 years in production, with 0 outages.
Will Fife | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 5 answers
We have seen $$ savings in terms of SQL license due to the performance improvement that we have seen in Pure compared with the old storage. We were able to lower the CPU count on SQL Servers due to the fact that the Pure array was providing solid performance on the DB queries.
Jeeva Kumar | 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

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.7
Based on 102 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Trainer was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our technical questions.
Jeeva Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Trainer was knowledgeable and helped us with all our questions.
Jeeva Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 8.2
Based on 7 answers
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.
Anonymous | 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

Pure Storage FlashArray

The performance of the Pure arrays is better but there is a difference in products so it is not really a fair comparison since the other arrays have some flash and some slower drives. However, we have had nothing but good experiences when dealing with support on upgrades and drive replacements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

HPE Nimble Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pure Storage FlashArray

Pure Storage FlashArray 9.1
Based on 3 answers
All the features are there and we didn't have to purchase an extra license for anything. All pretty straight forward to confugure.
Trey Pautsch | 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

Pure Storage FlashArray

  • The in-line deduplication and compression help bring this array to a competitive price per effective terabyte.
  • The evergreen upgrades allow for data in place migrations without having to have storage virtualization or hypervisors do the migrations
  • The controllers are expensive, so it may be difficult to justify a new pure vs. adding expansion shelves. Again, adding shelves might not be the right move based on workload.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HPE Nimble Storage

General

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

Pure Storage FlashArray

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HPE Nimble Storage
9.2
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

HPE Nimble Storage
9.0
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Usability

HPE Nimble Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.9

Reliability and Availability

HPE Nimble Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Performance

HPE Nimble Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Support Rating

HPE Nimble Storage
9.2
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.7

In-Person Training

HPE Nimble Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Online Training

HPE Nimble Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

Implementation Rating

HPE Nimble Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
8.2

Scalability

HPE Nimble Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.1

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