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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage vs. HPE Primera and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk solution. When new drives come out, we are able to take out half of the drives in the system, put in new drives, move our VMs over to the new drives, take the other drives out, and populate those with new drives. Then, we are suddenly twice as dense as we were before. NVMe flash is only going to get denser and cheaper so we can make use of that every couple of years by just throwing newer disks into it at a fraction of the cost of a new SAN.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint."

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"The most valuable feature is data mirroring.""The solution runs pretty fast.""InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed""The performance and the processor are good.""In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable.""The replay and IOPS work well.""This product is very easy to set up.""Some of the beneficial features I have found are the Block-level backups, the interface is easy to use, backups work well and the portal is functional."

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"Our customers have given very positive feedback about InfoSign, which is the management software for this solution.""In my opinion, HPE is making good progress and moving ahead with InfoSight, which is predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.""One of the most valuable features is the ease of deployment.""All of the capabilities of the hardware such as replication, snapshot, and the specific features are all included from the start as opposed to being on another license.""The features that I have found most valuable are the artificial intelligence for the storage inside of the software and firmware because customers do not like functionalities which require manual interruption.""The most important thing that we had found when we purchased this product around six months back was its 100% availability and uptime.""The performance is very good.""The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex."

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"The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal rails, and they cover up the zero PDU slot. So, I don't like the rail system that comes with the device. That is my biggest complaint.""In our current configuration, we can only run the line controllers in high availability, active-standby mode, whereas we would like to see active-active implemented.""I would like to see the management layer improved."

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"Scalability, in terms of being able to scale out, is not easy and should be improved.""The solution requires a higher availability.""We have had some stability issues with one array which has happened twice during subsequent software updates but is due to a bad Postgres database.""I would like to see an added feature to auto-fix, or a dynamic alerting system on storage.""The most difficult part about Nimble was the fact that it didn't have a standard length.""The dashboard can be improved.""The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with.""We want to start storing data in the cloud really soon and we are looking at options."

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"This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.""The interface needs to be more user-friendly in that sense that installation and management are still a bit on the high end.""On the hardware side, you should have the ability to expand capacity to larger numbers.""On the controller side, I would like to see NAS capabilities.""There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price.""One of the drawbacks of the model we purchased is that it is not running NVMe drives. Even though they say that it is NVMe-ready, it is still on the SSD drives. The model that we purchased has only eight hard drives, and only the ones on the top could work on NVMe. The rest of them are still on the SSD. Its competitors, such as EMC and Pure Storage, are moving or have already moved to NVMe. HPE should improve this solution for NVMe. HPE should also improve IOs in this solution. IOs in HPE are weaker than Hitachi and Pure Storage.""We cannot use this storage for critical applications and data.""The file server embedded in Pure, the GUI, and the tracking and reporting features are better with Pure Storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through them. For controllers, you pay for the components inside of the SAN, but there is only one chassis that they work with.""The licensing fees are very reasonable."

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"The pricing is better than some of the competitors, such as Dell EMC.""Nimble Storage is too expensive for our enterprise customers.""I would classify it as an expensive product.""HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time.""The price is negotiable and when we first received the quote it was expensive, but after dealing with them and receiving a discount, the price is reasonable.""The solution is a little pricey compared to others on the market.""I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela.""We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly."

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"The price of this solution is good for medium-sized and large businesses.""From what I see, this is competitively-priced and HPE are doing their best to stay competitive.""The price to capacity ratio is good.""It is basically in the mid-range of the price. It is not cheaper than Hitachi, but it is cheaper than Pure Storage. There are no additional costs. Everything was taken care of in the price.""Licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis and the cost of GreenLake service is included.""I believe HPE Primera and Pure Storage are similar in price.""There is only a one-time license purchase needed and no additional costs. If HP could reduce the training cost, then that would be advantageous to the seller."

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Answers from the Community
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been able to consolidate storage into Pavilion. Pavilions are our only SANs because it is a bring your own disk… more »
Top Answer: This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
Top Answer: The rail system that Pavilion uses to mount up into a standard Dell or APC cabinet extends further back than normal… more »
Top Answer: HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Vs. VxRail One of the best things about the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is the three, two, one,… more »
Top Answer: Even if one control fails, it automatically turns on the other controller and everything moves from one to the second… more »
Top Answer: The price of the solution is a little high, although the performance is very good.
Top Answer: The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.
Top Answer: We are under a perpetual license in terms of software.
Top Answer: We haven't come across any issues with the solution. I don't recall missing any features. They could work to make… more »
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Overview

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform™ dramatically accelerates what organizations achieve by delivering universally unmatched storage performance, in an incredibly compact solution while reducing data center costs and complexity. Unrivaled flexibility for multiple data types and protocols, along with broad ecosystem integration, ensure that every customer has choice and control.

What is the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform

The Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform is comprised of the Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array™ and Pavilion HyperOS™. The Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array leverages a unique, switch-based architecture to create a multi-controller solution that delivers an unmatched combination of high performance, ultra-low latency, and storage density. Pavilion HyperOS is a powerful, purpose-built storage operating system designed to unlock the power of the multi-controller Pavilion HyperParallel Flash Array, which delivers scalability and flexibility that no other solution can offer.

Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform Data Sheet

Download the Pavilion HyperParallel Data Platform data sheet. Updated: December 2020

Our Predictive Flash platform closes the app-data gap, giving you the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, we radically simplify operations. 
Once you’ve experienced our simplicity, you’ll never go back to traditional infrastructure again. Over 9,000 customers rely on Nimble to power their businesses, both on-premise and in the cloud.

HPE introduces HPE Primera, a new storage platform designed to deliver superior simplicity, availability, and performance for mission-critical applications
HPE Primera advances the HPE Intelligent Data Platform, a portfolio of products and solutions designed to help customers transition from delivering storage to unlocking business value with intelligent data

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Sample Customers
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Ace Relocation, Atkins Nutritionals, Berkeley Research Group, Canadian International School, City of Hot Springs, Clackamas County, Corona-Norco Unified School District, Ideal Integrations, Linear Technology, P&O Maritime, Retail Apparel Group (RAG), Virtual Radiologic
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise65%
REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage vs. HPE Primera and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,029 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 18 reviews while HPE Primera is ranked 8th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 10 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6, while HPE Primera is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Beneficial management software, straightforward installation, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Primera writes "Artificial intelligence is good for technical work required to move from manual interactive to automatic". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and VMware vSAN, whereas HPE Primera is most compared with HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and Pure Storage FlashBlade. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. HPE Primera report.

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