All Flash in Hybrid Solution
February 02, 2022

All Flash in Hybrid Solution

Jeeva Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with HPE Nimble Storage

we use the HPE Nimble Hybrid storage to offload some of the non production Data from the ALL FLASH storage to Nimble. Since expanding the all flash storage is not a cost effective solution, we decided to migrate all the non production Data/VM's to a Hybrid storage this maintaining a same level of IOPS, Latency and Bandwidth. Making this decision not only helped us in reducing the cost, but also helped in a good ROI without compromising on the performance of the infrastructure
  • All Flash similar Performance including Latency, I/O bandwidth
  • Integrates very well with the Vmware
  • zero downtime on firmware upgrades
  • Decent Reports
  • Would like to have a option to customize the reports based on the customer needs
  • Mapping HOSTS in the storage is a tedious task when there are more than 100 Hosts.
  • custom CLI scripts to automate the day-to-day activities
  • Cost savings
  • Got a All flash similar performance
  • Happy Customer
  • zero downtime
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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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.

HPE Nimble Storage Feature Ratings

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Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings