HPE Nimble Storage vs. Tintri VMstore

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
Tintri VMstore
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Tintri VMstore Intelligent Infrastructure is designed to simplify and automate storage management, deliver real-time analytics, and maximize performance so users can refocus efforts on high-impact projects and business innovation. Tintri is a DDN Storage company since the 2018 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
HPE Nimble StorageTintri VMstore
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE Nimble StorageTintri VMstore
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
HPE Nimble StorageTintri VMstore
Considered Both Products
HPE Nimble Storage
Chose HPE Nimble Storage
We had some legacy EqualLogic that needed lots of care and feeding and performed on a so so rating. The Tintri appeared to perform well, it had some cutting edge things in the management of virtual machine data stores and siloing them out (pre-release of VVOLs). The price …
Chose HPE Nimble Storage
All of the storage vendors we tested in a shoot-out performed pretty well, though I don't have the raw numbers. What sold us on Nimble is the service and support, which the others cannot touch.
Tintri VMstore

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
HPE Nimble StorageTintri VMstore
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
Tintri VMstore
10.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Flash Array Performance9.610 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Flash Array Integration9.79 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data Compression9.610 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades9.811 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Simplicity9.611 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Power Savings9.010 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
HPE Nimble StorageTintri VMstore
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.5 out of 10
Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.5 out of 10
Dell VMAX
Dell VMAX
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE Nimble StorageTintri VMstore
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(27 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Nimble StorageTintri VMstore
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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DataDirect Networks (DDN)
When you need a simple storage platform that is built from the ground up for performance. If IOPS is important to you, this is a great product for you.
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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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DataDirect Networks (DDN)
  • Thin provisioned drives for SQL and Oracle databases allow maximizing virtual environment storage
  • Excellent performance in the virtual environment
  • Works well with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Hyper-V
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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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DataDirect Networks (DDN)
  • None missing. Helps in data protection.
  • Troubleshooting workload balancing.
  • Eliminates manual processes during deployment.
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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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DataDirect Networks (DDN)
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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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DataDirect Networks (DDN)
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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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DataDirect Networks (DDN)
We chose Tintri because it allowed us to no longer have to carefully manage our storage platform. We pretty much set it and forget it. Also, management of Tintri does not require a storage expert. This is no longer a full time job to manage.
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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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DataDirect Networks (DDN)
  • Drastically decrease virtual server install time
  • Allowing thin provision drives without performance issues
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