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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.""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."

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"HPE Nimble Storage is quick to release updates that fix bugs or problems and the failover has been good.""In the 20 days that we have been using this solution, it has been stable.""The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage.""The scalability is straightforward.""Updates are very easy to do when the customer is connected to the internet.""The replay and IOPS work well.""The solution runs pretty fast.""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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"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 initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.""HPE Primera is scalable.""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.""HPE Primera has good integration. All the users are using HP servers and some systems, such as Synergy, which integrate well into the solution.""We sold Primera to a public university, and they're happy with it. They have been using it for about four months with no significant problems.""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."

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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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"It would be ideal if all these enterprise-class high-performance products would come at a cheaper price.""The solution should allow for easier configurations.""The most difficult part about Nimble was the fact that it didn't have a standard length.""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.""If they could reduce the cost, that would be ideal.""The quality of technical support depends on which member of the support team you speak with.""The HPE Nimble Storage could have better integration with monitoring and machine learning system information solutions.""A feature that would be a nice addition to the next release would be a filer option. A filer option so that you could connect the sim or NFS or chips like NetApp does for NAS functionality."

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"They could work to make scalability easier.""There really isn't any aspect of the solution that needs improvement for the customer other than its price.""The file server embedded in Pure, the GUI, and the tracking and reporting features are better with Pure Storage.""The cost of HPE Primera could be lower.""The interface needs to be more user-friendly in that sense that installation and management are still a bit on the high end.""This solution would be expensive for small business and it could be priced more competitively for that market.""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."

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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."
  • "The price of HPE Primera could improve, it is expensive."
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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 »
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    This is hardware. They have a singular array that you can populate with your own disk, or you can buy the disks through… more »
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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… more »
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    HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Vs. VxRail One of the best things about the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is the three, two, one,… more »
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    HPE Nimble is a versatile synced WAN San solution. It is easy to use and doesn’t require much training for admins. The… more »
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    The most valuable feature is the NVMe flash storage.
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    HPE Primera has many great features but one of the best is that it is very easy to deploy. From an overall perspective… more »
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    The initial setup is very straightforward. It's not overly complex.
    Top Answer: 
    We are under a perpetual license in terms of software.
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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)
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    HPE Nimble Storage is ranked 6th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 25 reviews while HPE Primera is ranked 9th in All-Flash Storage Arrays with 16 reviews. HPE Nimble Storage is rated 8.8, while HPE Primera is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of HPE Nimble Storage writes "Proactive end-to-end management". 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, IBM FlashSystem and NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS), whereas HPE Primera is most compared with HPE 3PAR StoreServ, Dell EMC PowerStore, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp AFF (All Flash FAS) and IBM FlashSystem. See our HPE Nimble Storage vs. HPE Primera report.

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