SAN JOSE, CA – June 8, 2015 — / — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that Kristin Carnes, vice president of worldwide channel sales, has been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel and Power 100 list. The annual Women of the Channel list honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. The Power 100 is a subset of the CRN Women of the Channel who have earned a special distinction after being carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their exemplary record of success and their level of influence in the channel.

Carnes has an impressive 16 years of experience in the channel and has been instrumental to the growth of the Nimble channel ecosystem. This year, she helped launch Nimble’s global partner program to enhance Nimble partners’ business opportunities and increase the value they deliver to joint customers. Carnes also played an integral role in building channel partner awareness of two major enhancements to the Nimble Adaptive Flash solutions – 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 as business needs change. In addition, Carnes led an initiative to expand into 18 countries through partnerships with large distributors in Europe and Asia.

“It is a real honor to be recognized amongst all the influential and inspiring women on CRN’s Women of the Channel and Power 100 list,” said Carnes. “Over the past year, our team has made a dedicated effort to focus on deeper engagement and enablement of channel partners in the United States, as well as channel recruitment internationally to enhance our level of training and support. We’ve also made expanding our product line a priority so our partners are able to bring Nimble to the table earlier than ever before in potential deals. This award belongs as much to the team as it does to me.”

“These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community.”

The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June 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 5,500 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble’s flash storage solutions across 49 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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Source: Nimble Storage