NetApp and Isilon Veteran to Accelerate Enterprise and Channel Strategy across EMEA

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 13, 2016 — / – Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the leader in predictive flash storage, today announced that Mark Stevens has joined the company and will serve as vice president of EMEA. Stevens brings nearly 35 years of technical, sales and leadership experience to Nimble. He will draw from his extensive background in the enterprise storage space, having previously spearheaded UK channel and enterprise strategy for NetApp, as well as EMEA strategy for Isilon Systems. At Nimble, Stevens will oversee all of EMEA’s sales and channel efforts, helping to strengthen Nimble’s enterprise presence and grow the channel.

“The storage market in EMEA is growing, and flash storage adoption is gaining rapidly. Mark’s incredible success and experience leading sales and channel efforts for storage companies in the UK and EMEA will be instrumental to furthering our presence and championing our unique predictive flash offering,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. “Mark joins us after an illustrious career at NetApp and Isilon, and we are proud to welcome him to our team.”

Stevens began his career in technical roles before transitioning to sales and management leadership positions. While serving as the vice president of the UK region for NetApp, Stevens grew revenues by a factor of 20. Additionally, during his time serving as vice president and general manager of EMEA for Isilon, he helped grow the company from infancy to a $2.25 billion acquisition by EMC and continued to lead the Isilon division within EMC for over five years.

“Great companies need not only great technology but great people. Nimble has both and is in a prime position to continue to gain market share from storage incumbents,” said Stevens. “I’m confident that Nimble is the future of storage, and I’m excited to help grow the company’s presence in EMEA and work with this already successful team.”

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Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is the leader in predictive flash storage solutions. Nimble offers a Predictive Flash platform that combines flash performance with predictive analytics to predict and prevent barriers to data velocity caused by complex IT infrastructure. Nimble customers experience absolute performance, non-stop availability and cloud-like agility that accelerate critical business processes. More than 9,000 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed the Nimble Predictive Flash Platform across more than 50 countries. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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