SAN JOSE, CA – FebRUARY 23, 2015 – / — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, announced today that Kristin Carnes has been named to the prestigious list of CRN Channel Chiefs. This is the third consecutive year that Carnes has been named to the list, which highlights the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organization through their indirect channel partners.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently developing, promoting and executing effective channel partner strategies and programs. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

With more than 16 years of experience leading worldwide channel sales, Carnes has been a key contributor to the remarkable growth of the Nimble channel ecosystem. She played an integral role in building channel partner awareness of two major enhancements to the Nimble Adaptive Flash platform this year, including Fibre Channel protocol support for the Nimble CS-Series arrays and Storage on Demand, a pay-as-you-go model that scales storage performance and capacity inline with changing business requirements. In addition, Carnes led an initiative to expand the company’s presence into 16 countries in the past year through partnerships with large distributors in Europe and Asia.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

“The relationship we have with our partners is essential to the success of Nimble Storage, which is why we treat our partners as an extension of our team,” said Carnes. “We’ve continued to add worldwide channel-dedicated personnel in the areas of sales, marketing and operations. We’ve incorporated partner feedback throughout the product development process and have ensured that they have the resources required to bring Nimble to the table earlier in potential deals. We are giving our channel partners best-in-class tools and training on our Adaptive Flash platform so they can effectively sell to their customers and adapt to meet changing market demands.”

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

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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 5,000 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble’s flash storage solutions across 38 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation, and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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Matter Communications

Investor Relations Contact:
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Nimble Storage

Source: Nimble Storage


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