back to article HPE makes Nimble nimbler and fatter, its mutants get dedupe

HPE has condensed, upgraded, future-proofed and guaranteed Nimble storage, both its all-flash and hybrid product lines. These Nimble arrays are positioned underneath the main 3PAR arrays and top-end XP arrays, OEM'd from Hitachi. The 3PAR arrays have a broader feature set than Nimble arrays which have out-of-the-box simplicity …

  1. @NimblePvF

    Two shelfs

    A bit of false info in this article I'm afraid.

    You can still add two shelfs to the large AF systems. All expansion shelfs hold 48 slots. Two raid groups with 24 each. You can expand the system capacity by adding only one raid group.

    1. Alister Silver badge
      Headmaster

      Re: Two shelfs

      FYI, the plural of shelf is shelves.

      1. @NimblePvF

        Re: Two shelfs

        Thanks, I'll remember that :)

  2. Alister Silver badge

    Nostalgia

    I remember when Nimble was a type of bread.

    1. Piro

      Re: Nostalgia

      I remember when nimble was an adjective.

      Oh, it still is.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Our Nimble!

    We love Nimble. We don't care for HPe

    We'll keep buying Nimble for as long as they don't touch it. It's very good and trustworthy. But if they try to "fix it" we'll be gone. So far, so good.

    eom

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You mean millisecond, right?

    "The AF80 has less than 1 microsecond latency."

    I guess that should be millisecond.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lots of NVMe hype, but notice HPE doesn't say Nimble will ship with NVMe drives

    Seems like window dressing. NVMe drives are available and shipping in multiple storage arrays these days. HPE very carefully worded their announcement to build in the NVMe buzzwords, but doesn't come out and say the Nimbles will ship with NVMe drives. What gives? When they coming HPE?

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    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Lots of NVMe hype, but notice HPE doesn't say Nimble will ship with NVMe drives

      They're also Storage Class Memory (SCM) ready, but I'd suspect NVMe SSD will be provided when either they're required by the market as a whole or affordable enough for mass adoption rather than simply bragging rights.

      HPE already sell plenty of NVMe drives but it's pretty obvious despite the marketing, that the price / performance balance and market demand isn't quite there yet for 100% NVMe shared storage.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Lots of NVMe hype, but notice HPE doesn't say Nimble will ship with NVMe drives

        More info here:

        NVMe, SCM and HPE Nimble Storage

    3. StorageGeek

      Re: Lots of NVMe hype, but notice HPE doesn't say Nimble will ship with NVMe drives

      Sure buy all the NVMe disks you want today. They should provide you with 10 to 100 times the performance. They won't though as the arrays shipping with them are not NVMe end to end. Essentially they are doing a worse disservice by selling drives that far outpace the arrays ability to serve data.

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