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Nimble CS300: Pricing, IOPS, Specs & Review

The Nimble CS-Series Arrays

The building blocks of Nimble’s Adaptive Flash Platform, CS-Series Arrays are technologically-advanced and flexible enough to meet the demands of any business-critical applications.

This dynamic platform is based on Nimble’s two unique innovations, CASL™(Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout) and InfoSight Predictive Analytics™. Together, these included features create a solution that utilizes intelligent data analytics to provide independently-scalable performance and capacity, optimal deployment times, scale-to-fit architecture, and matchless predictive monitoring, management and support.

Key Features:

  • Seamless Scalability Up To Enterprise Level For All Storage Arrays
  • Greatly Reduced Data Center Footprint
  • Optimal Performance (Up to 500k reported IOPS in highest-level cluster)
  • >99.9999% Availability: Nearly 100% Uptime for Critical Business Applications
  • Instant Backups
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Nimble Storage CS-Series Pricing

Pricing varies depending on numerous factors involved with your IT solution. Though it is hard to pin down a generally-accepted specific price to report here, a call to one of our sales associates can get you the information you are looking for.

The more details you can provide on your project, the easier it is to quote what kind of numbers you can expect. Keep in mind the following aspects that will affect your solution price:

Hardware

  • What kind and how much hardware is needed?
  • Supplemental?
  • Total overhaul?
  • Supported protocols needed?

Flash

  • All-flash Arrays?
  • Hybrid Flash Arrays?

Network size

  • Data center size
  • Storage needed
  • Application Specifics
  • Expected Growth

Installation Costs

  • Will you or your team install the solution?
  • Will you need to hire an outside installation crew?

CS300 Specs

This Base Performance Family is a perfect fit for medium-sized IT organizations or for larger corporations’ remote locations. The CS300 delivers 1.6x more IOPS than the CS235.
Best capacity/$ for:
Microsoft Application Workloads
VDI Workloads
Virtual Server Consolidation Workloads

Product Specs:

  • IOPS: 1.6x more than the CS235, which comes in at up to 15.000 in-line with CS2xx
  • Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)²: 12, 24, 36, 48, 72
  • Min. Usable Capacity (TB)4: 8, 16, 25, 33, 50
  • Effective Capacity, Base (TB)²: 8-16, 16-32, 25-50, 33-66, 50-100
  • Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)2,3,5: 808, 824, 842, 858, 892
  • Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves: up to 6
  • Base/Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB): 480 – 3,840
  • Max Supported Flash with All-Flash Shelf (GB): 16,000
  • Power Requirement (Watts): 500

For more details, including information about expansion shelves, supported protocols and connectivity, download the Nimble Storage CS-Series Datasheet.

Nimble Storage CS-Series Reviews

“It’s fast and furious, and super easy to manage and monitor! List price is high, but discounts are deep, and put the street price on the lower end of comparable vendors (TinTri, Tegile).

“The new line-up of all-flash options is very cool, but the entry level appliances with SSD caching already give a heck of a lot of bang for the buck to SMB scenarios.”
Spiceworks Commenter, Jul., 2016

Looking for an in-depth comparison of the top Enterprise SAN storage companies? Click here to download our Comparison Whitepaper today.

For specs & pricing on the other CS-Series family arrays, follow the links below:

CS210
CS215
CS235

Contact CTC Technologies, Inc. For More Information

Our sales engineers have extensive experience in providing SAN storage solutions for a variety of companies, large and small.

Our working partnership with Nimble Storage allows us to be familiar with the ins and outs of its solutions, including how they integrate into real-life, diverse infrastructures.

If you are interested in learning more or in starting the buying process, please fill out our contact form or give us a call at 734.408.1993.