In an award selected by Modern Infrastructure readers, iSCSI Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays have been chosen as the top hybrid flash storage product on the market. Nimble Storage was selected because readers found them to be “a great addition to their data centers, providing the right levels of performance and capacity and extensive software features, all at a reasonable cost.”
The unique performance and capacity benefits offered by Nimble Storage are the result of their patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture, which leverages dynamic, flash-based read caching as well as a unique write-optimized data layout. CASL also incorporates innovative features such as inline variable-block compression, integrated snapshots and zero-copy clones.
When it comes to software features, Nimble Storage offers an all-inclusive licensing model that incorporates all of the features an enterprise might need to consolidate and manage their data. Their InfoSight portal was particularly noted by readers as an impressive and powerful tool that provides administrators with a single pane-of-glass through which they can perform functions such as: viewing alerts and triggers, running reports, and proactive planning for capacity growth.
Nimble Storage won this award over these other hybrid flash storage products:
Coraid EtherDrive SRX6300
Dell Compellent flash-optimized solution
HDS HUS VM
HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 Storage
Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, ZS3 Series
For those considering Nimble Storage, you can further explore the features and benefits of Nimble Storage here.