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Nimble Storage is setting its sights on would-be EMC clients with competitive data tables showing that its product is better than both VNX hybrid arrays and also XtremIO all-flash arrays. This comes just days after Nutanix opened up its Nix vBlock marketing campaign against EMC-using Vblocks from VCE. It’s hard being top of the …

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HDS.

Might I suggest that you compare with HDS HUS VM with flash module. More iops, low latency, and with the 3.2GB FMD flash modules, higher density.

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And....

3par 7450 blows em all away...45tb raw per U

Over 400T raw flash and over a PB usable and 6 nines reliability gauranteed in a single system.

At under $2/gb usable

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Re: And....

Meant 22tb per U

The 45 number came from my friend jack Daniels

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apples vs. bananas

These are two different things ... flash as a cache versus flash as a read/write tier.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2014/06/13/nimble_vs_emc.jpg

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Re: apples vs. bananas

VNX can use flash as both Cache and a Data Tier at the same time.

Not looked at Nimble enough to know what it can do TBH.

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Vblock not vBlock

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HAving testing the nibmle

they have good support, however there were two problems for me:

1) at the time it was iscisi only

2) If you are have parallel streaming reads, and try and write, performance collapses like a sack of shite (9/1 read to write ratio, 1gig ethernet, to a 10gig switch.)

However I can see that its grand for VDI and the like. However for us it wasn't a good fit.

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Re: HAving testing the nibmle

Just ran this test on my Nimble array (CS210) and I don't see what your referring too. I'm running the 2.X code base and have no impact to performance running a multiple stream 90/10. Maybe you have a bad switch or this was an issue 4 years ago in their 1.0 code.

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