Comparison

Outgunning the all-flash array competition

Nimbus Data’s Gemini all-flash arrays lead the industry in energy efficiency, rack density, performance, and protocol support. This is a result of our dual commitment to both hardware and software innovation, not merely integrating SSDs into generic off-the-shelf servers or repurposing disk-centric software. Our focus on building a truly purpose-built all-flash array also ensures that Gemini systems are simple to deploy, provide superior reliability, and offer the market’s best total cost of ownership.

Complete block and file

protocols in one array

Up to 90% less

energy and space

Dramatically lower TCO

than competitors

Gemini F-type
XtremIO
EF560
FlashArray //m50
3PAR StoreServ 8450 2-node
FlashSystem 840
Flash-only Design
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Architecture
Parallel Memory Architecture (non-blocking fabric)
SAS JBOFs interconnected via
InfiniBand
SAS expander
SAS JBOFs interconnected via
12 Gb SAS
SAS JBOFs interconnected via
12 Gb SAS
SAS expander
Protocols
iSCSI, FCP, NFS, SMB, SRP, iSER
iSCSI, FCP
iSCSI, FCP, SRP
iSCSI, FCP
iSCSI, FCP
iSCSI, FCP, FCoE
IO Performance
Up to 2,000,000
4KB IOPS
600,000
8KB IOPS
650,000
4KB IOPS
Up to 220,000
32KB IOPS
> 1,000,000
4KB IOPS
Up to 1,100,000
4KB IOPS
Throughput Performance
Up to 12 GBps
Up to 12 GBps
Up to 7 GBps
Up to 8 GBps
Rack Space
2 U
23 U
2 U
3 U
2 U
2 U
Power (typical)
385 W
3,367 W
800 W
1477 W
627 W
625 W
Ports
8 x 16 Gb FC, or 8 x 10 GbE, or 8 x 40 GbE, or 8 x 56 Gb InfiniBand
8 x 8 Gb FC and 8 x 10 GbE
8 x 16 Gb FC, or 8 x 10 GbE, or 4 x 40 Gb InfiniBand, or 4 x 56 Gb InfiniBand
4 x 10 GbE standard Optional to add up 12 x 16 Gb FC
12 x 16 Gb FC, or 8 x 10 GbE
8 x 16 Gb FC, or 8 x 40 Gb Infiniband, or 16 x 10 GbE
Software
No charge
License fees
License fees
No charge
License fees
License fees
Features
  • Snapshots
  • Clones
  • Deduplication
  • Compression
  • Unified Storage
  • Federation
  • Snapshots
  • Clones
  • Deduplication
  • Compression
  • Snapshots
  • Clones
  • Snapshots
  • Clones
  • Deduplication
  • Compression
  • Snapshots
  • Clones
  • Deduplication
  • Compression
  • Snapshots
  • Clones