The HPE Nimble Storage AF All Flash Series of solid state technology storage systems use flash storage only and have common software with the earlier CS Series that used flash with spinning disk as backing store. The Adaptive Flash Series, denoted as HF, are Secondary Flash systems which contain SSDs and HDDs as target systems for backup or secondary storage. HPE Nimble Storage has multiple models in the both families of systems. The largest model in each family can be clustered for four systems. All models utilize a similar architecture with different amounts of CPU, DRAM, and Flash SSD within the controller for differentiation.
Competitive storage solutions include IBM FlashSystem 7200 and 5100, Pure Storage FlashArray, and other all-flash array systems and hybrid systems. Additional information on these products is available in Evaluator Series Research (ESR) to authorized subscribers.
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