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Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage vs. SolidFire and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"There's lots of flexibility in how we use the resources while also maintaining a small footprint.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage.""HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good.""The replay and IOPS work well.""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.""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 performance and the processor are good.""Good architecture and produces a lot of IOPS."

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"It's got full API functionality and the performance is pretty steady.""I would say in terms of architecture and in terms of functionality, the product is quite good.""The most valuable feature is the performance, as well as how you manage performance on the system.""SolidFire provides seamless performance across your storage system when you need to scale up. Other storage systems do not do that.""The dashboard is such that you don't need to be a storage expert to administer it.""The system efficiency is excellent overall."

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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.""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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"I think the scalability of HPE Nimble Storage could be improved.""The solution requires a higher availability.""The solution needs to be an active-active controller.""I would like to see an added feature to auto-fix, or a dynamic alerting system on storage.""We want to start storing data in the cloud really soon and we are looking at options.""We would like there to be more enhanced features.""HPE does not have suffficient storage.""Scalability, in terms of being able to scale out, is not easy and should be improved."

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"You don't have business continuity with SolidFire. I think it could be a nice feature to have in the future.""SolidFire should start from two nodes instead of the four nodes. That's the only thing. In a lot of solutions, we have to use four nodes, that's the better thing. But as a starting point, two is better. That's why their starting point is expensive.""The user interface needs to be improved. Much of the client feedback involves comments such as "Oh, it's hard to navigate through."""The upgrade process could be better.""The technical support is really bad and has to be improved.""The inclusion of more protocols and interfaces would make it easier to integrate with other products."

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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.""I would classify it as an expensive product.""The solution is a little pricey compared to others on the market.""HPE Nimble Storage didn't require a license at the time.""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.""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.""We pay a one-time fee for terabyte licenses, and the support is paid yearly."

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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.
Top Answer: It's got full API functionality and the performance is pretty steady.
Top Answer: While I don't know specifics about the licensing costs or procedures, my understanding it's comparable to other… more »
Top Answer: We have had some issues with it scaling as high as the marketing says it can. We've got some very large clusters of up… more »
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Pavilion HFA
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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.

SolidFire delivers all five core elements needed to deliver newfound storage agility to your next generation data center and beyond. With SolidFire you can deploy new applications and capabilities faster, provide more agile and scalable infrastructure, increase application performance and predictability, enable automation and end-user self-service and raise operational efficiency and reduce cost.

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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
California Public Utilities Commission, RFA, 1&1, Ultimate Software , Endicia, ezVerify, MercadoLibre, Sungard Availability Services, ServInt, Elastx, Hosted Network, Colt, Crucial, iWeb, Datapipe, Databarracks
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm17%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
REVIEWERS
Retailer27%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
Transportation Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business72%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise65%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Nimble Storage vs. SolidFire and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 4th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 19 reviews while SolidFire is ranked 19th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 6 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.6, while SolidFire is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Beneficial management software, straightforward installation, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolidFire writes "Simple to deploy and has good stability ". 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 SolidFire is most compared with NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), VMware vSAN, Pure Storage FlashArray, Dell EMC Unity XT and Kaminario K2 [EOL]. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. SolidFire report.

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