Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SAN JOSE, CA – November 24, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays1 for the second consecutive year. Authored by Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox and Valdis Filks, the report analyzes providers of midrange, high-end and network-attached storage systems, and hybrid arrays and positions vendors into one of four quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players. Nimble Storage has been recognized as a visionary for the second consecutive year based on the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute.

View the full “Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays” report: http://info.nimblestorage.com/gartner-magic-quadrant-nimble-storage.html

Nimble remains focused on its mission to provide the industry’s most efficient storage platform. In mid-2014 Nimble launched its Adaptive Flash platform, comprising the CASL file system and InfoSight cloud-based management, empowering IT organizations to predict, manage and deliver the storage required to optimize business applications and workloads across the enterprise. The introduction of the Nimble Adaptive Flash platform underscores the breadth and comprehensive nature of Nimble’s approach to leveraging flash, particularly when contrasted against more narrowly focused tiered hybrid storage offerings or all-flash offerings.

“Our founding thesis was that traditional enterprise storage architectures will be upended by flash-optimized architectures and that cloud-based management will upend traditional approaches to storage management. Our technology innovation and business growth proves our founding thesis to be true,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. “We’ve built our storage platform from the ground up to address the most pressing demands of enterprise workloads, and will continue to disrupt legacy vendors in the space with our innovative technology. We believe receiving this recognition from Gartner for the second year in a row is further validation that we’ve been successful in bringing solutions to market that meet the requirements of the enterprise.”

The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform has been embraced and adopted by enterprises and cloud service providers around the world. To date, the company has more than doubled its customer base over the last year, bringing the total to 4,300 at the close of Q3 FY15. In addition, the company has expanded its routes to market to an expanding partner base that now spans 42 countries.

Expanding Addressable Market With Enterprise-Scale Functionality
This month Nimble announced new functionality to its recently introduced CS300, CS500 and CS700 arrays. With new Fibre Channel protocol support and increased scalability capabilities, Nimble is better positioned to effectively address enterprise-wide storage requirements. Customers that have purchased the new Fibre Channel-enabled arrays report high levels of satisfaction with the ease of use and ability to consolidate enterprise-wide applications and workloads, all within a single efficient and compact platform.

Deltek Deploys Nimble CS700 Array as Platform to Scale SQL Databases and Virtual Servers
Deltek is a leading developer of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. “Our previous storage solution’s tiered architecture began to hinder our virtual server and SQL database performance as we scaled,” says Varun Aggarwal, Deltek’s Director of IT infrastructure. Deltek recently deployed a Fibre Channel-enabled CS700 array. “Due to its sophisticated architecture, the Nimble Adaptive Flash platform is really responsive to changing working sets and has allowed us to maintain performance levels. I’ve had storage arrays take days to completely configure and deploy, but Nimble made this entire experience fast and simple. By leveraging InfoSight and the array’s deep VMware and CommVault integrations, my team needs to spend very little of its valuable time managing storage.”

Leveraging Partner Ecosystem to Deliver Advanced Converged Infrastructure Solutions
Nimble continues to develop and fortify its partner ecosystem. Through Nimble’s alliance with Cisco, more than 450 joint customers have successfully deployed differentiated solutions tailored to address their unique requirements. Customers leverage Nimble’s converged infrastructure solution, SmartStack, built on Cisco UCS and pre-validated through ecosystem partners including Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware, to speed application and workload deployments and reduce project risk. Most recently, Nimble introduced two SmartStack solutions, SmartStack for ROBO Desktop Virtualization and SmartStack for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, both are built on Cisco’s recently introduced UCS Mini.

Nimble Storage Resources

  • Nimble Storage Website
  • Case Studies and Videos
  • Follow Nimble Storage on Twitter: @NimbleStorage
  • Join the Nimble Storage Group on LinkedIn
  • Visit Nimble Storage on Facebook
  • Visit the NimbleConnect Community

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About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is redefining the storage market with its Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble’s flash storage solutions enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity. At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs. At the core of the Adaptive Flash platform is the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture and InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health. More than 4,300 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble’s flash storage solutions across 38 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

Nimble Storage, the Nimble Storage logo, CASL, InfoSight, SmartStack, and NimbleConnect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nimble Storage. Other trade names or words used in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

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1 Gartner “General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox and Valdis Filks, November 20, 2014.

Source: Nimble Storage