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Pros
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""The high performance is very valuable, as well as the enterprise reliability features.""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."

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"HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good.""Good architecture and produces a lot of IOPS.""This product is very easy to set up.""InfoSight - analytics sight that collects data for all Nimble arrays deployed""The fact that you can manage the requirements is one the most valuable features of HPE Nimble Storage. The other is the rapid deployment time.""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.""The scalability is straightforward.""Even if one control fails, it automatically turns on the other controller and everything moves from one to the second instantaneously without any issues."

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"The high performance and high availability improved our overall processes.""The most valuable feature is the speed.""It's easy to use, has good stability, and many features."

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Cons
"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.""I would like to see the management layer improved.""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."

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"We would like there to be more enhanced features.""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.""The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with.""I think the scalability of HPE Nimble Storage could be improved.""The solution needs to be an active-active controller.""The most difficult part about Nimble was the fact that it didn't have a standard length.""There is a new version of the Nimble and 3PAR systems called Alletra and they have a lot of new features.""The solution requires a higher availability."

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"I would like to have replication functionality built directly in the product, rather than having to use a separate device for this.""IBM's support is not good. I experienced a big problem where I opened the console IBM Storage and would see that something was broken. I called the call centers, and I said, "I have a problem. My drive is not working." They want me to give them the serial number, I gave it to them and they told me "I cannot find your product. Your product is not here."""The pricing should be more competitive.""Other vendors have included a block and file system. IBM doesn't include a file system. And yet, it's very necessary for all organizations' networks to have file systems. We have other systems for the file system, however, ideally, we would like to have one system with these features."

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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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"HPE Nimble Storage is more expensive than some of the other solutions, such as Pure Storage. They charge more for every feature than other vendors.""We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly.""HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time.""The solution is a little pricey compared to others on the market.""There is a one-time price for hardware, and with the software support, everything is included, such as software upgrades. The licensing of the solution is included in the cost of the hardware and the support is an extra cost. We have purchased support on an annual basis, but you can purchase support up front for up to seven years. We usually buy five years and near the time of the expiry, we sometimes extend it.""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 pricing is better than some of the competitors, such as Dell EMC.""I think HPE Nimble Storage is less expensive than Primera and is the best solution for Venezuela."

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"The price of the FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is reasonable.""There are pricing options from the mid-rand to the high-range, of which the suitability depends upon the requirements."

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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: HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage.
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Pavilion HFA
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IBM FlashSystem 9100, FlashSystem 9100
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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

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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.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 combines the performance of flash and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) end-to-end with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore technology and the rich features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize - all in a powerful 2U enterprise-class storage system. Providing intensive data driven multicloud storage capacity, FlashSystem 9100 is deeply integrated with the software defined capabilities of IBM Spectrum Storage allowing you to easily add in the multicloud solutions that best support your business.

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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 Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider8%
Healthcare Company8%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company5%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise65%
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HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews while IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is ranked 24th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 4 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6, while IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Beneficial management software, straightforward installation, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe writes "Good performance, easy to manage, and remains stable even during maintenance". HPE Nimble Storage is most compared with HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC PowerStore and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe is most compared with Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe, Dell EMC PowerStore, HPE Primera and Pure Storage FlashArray. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. IBM FlashSystem 9100 NVMe report.

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