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Nimble Storage Competitor Comparison

As one of the forerunners in cloud computing and storage, it’s surprising to hear that Nimble Storage runs on logical unit numbers and volumes, which are outmoded compared to the virtual machines (VMs) and containers used by Tintri. If you’ve been searching for Nimble Storage alternatives, have a look at what Tintri offers. From VMs and enhanced Quality of Service through workload isolation, Tintri brings you better options in automation and application-level management than is possible with Nimble.

    TINTRI NIMBLE STORAGE

PERFORMANCE

Workload isolation (auto-QoS) Per-VM Per-Volume
Quality of service min / max Per-VM Per-Volume
     

MANAGEMENT

Data services like snapshots, clones, replication at a VM Level
Single-pane of glass, policy based management
Enhanced storage vMotion / live migration offload
     

ANALYTICS

Per Workload Headroom Visualization
Real-time analytics across storage, network and compute
Predictive analytics to forecast storage and compute requirements
     

SCALE

Expand all-flash capacity one drive at a time
Automated rebalancing of VM placement to optimize use of resources
     

ADDITIONAL

Space savings (deduplication)
Multi-hypervisor support on a single system
Ability to backup to public cloud for long term retention
Address non-virtualized workloads

Bottom Line

More concerned about short and long-term analysis and forecasting future storage needs? Tintri provides its users with real-time and predictive analytics to give you a clear picture of your immediate needs as well as a way to determine how much storage and computing power you’ll need as far as 18 months out. Nimble makes a big deal of its analytics, but the reality is that its LUNs impede the power of analytics. Any VM-level statistics are averages and correlations, not actual performance numbers.

For forward-thinking enterprises looking for enhanced automation and application-level management, Tintri offers all the tools you need to stay ahead of the game. What’s more, Tintri offers the ability to expand your all-flash capacity one drive at a time without penalty and automated rebalancing of VM placement to optimize your use of resources—Nimble Storage doesn’t offer either.

On the front end, Tintri takes less than 30 minutes to install, while Nimble Storage takes from as little as one to as many as three days from box to production. Once installed, both Tintri and Nimble Storage offer deduplication and multi-hypervisor support, but only Tintri offers native ability to backup to public cloud for long-term retention. When you want the ability to manage via automation and by application, Tintri is the only way to go.

 

 

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