The best storage solution available if you have the budget
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 17, 2019

The best storage solution available if you have the budget

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with HPE Nimble Storage

Nimble is used as the core storage for our virtual infrastructure at two of our sites. The high availability and reliability of the hardware have meant that in the entire time we have been using it, we have never had any company downtime due to the Nimble storage. Due to the failover ability between the controllers, it also means that it can be kept up to date without needing to schedule in downtime each time, allowing us to be more secure.
  • Failover between controllers which enables high availability.
  • High speed access of data, all of our server applications can run easily using this storage.
  • Having more customisation for reports on storage would be useful in capacity planning- allowing for more granular views on storage usage over a set period of time (i.e. broken down by datastore, or even VM).
  • It has allowed for greater expansion of the network, as it is far higher capacity than we were previously using.
  • For my company, even a few hours downtime can cost us tens of thousands of pounds, so to have had zero downtime caused by storage (whereas previously we had normal hardware issues, such as failing hard drives, take out services) has been greatly valued.
The main selling point for Nimble was the high availability and read/write speeds, and how well it integrates with our virtual infrastructure. The support was also by far one of the best we have experienced across any of our vendors, with any queries we have had being resolved very quickly and efficiently each time.
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.

Do you think HPE Nimble Storage delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with HPE Nimble Storage's feature set?

Yes

Did HPE Nimble Storage live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of HPE Nimble Storage go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy HPE Nimble Storage again?

Yes

In an environment where high availability is key, Nimble is excellent. In the five years I've used it, it has never caused downtime for my company. Even when repairs, physical or software, have been required (which has not been often), the failover process between controllers has worked perfectly, and there has been no interruption to services hosted on the device.

HPE Nimble Storage Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
10
Flash Array Integration
10
Data Compression
10
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
10
Simplicity
10
Power Savings
10