Nimble Storage Flash-Optimized Architecture Takes Multipronged Approach to Achieve High Availability

Nimble Storage Flash-Optimized Architecture Takes Multipronged Approach to 
Achieve High Availability 
Modern Storage Platform Supports Availability and Peak System Health;
Leverages the Power of Big Data and Cloud-Based Technology to Achieve
'Five Nines' 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/18/14 --  Experiencing unplanned
system downtime leaves a lot at stake for businesses, including
damage to mission-critical data or even legal repercussions. To
address availability challenges, Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), a
leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, has
taken a unique, ground-up approach to designing modern storage
systems. In addition, the company leverages big data and cloud-based
technologies, further increasing availability and resiliency,
resulting in a storage infrastructure that consistently runs at peak
condition. Based on its innovative approach, Nimble Storage has
achieved 'Five Nines,' or greater than 99.999 percent annual uptime
as observed across its installed base of systems.  
Historically, storage vendors have made high availability claims
based on statistical projections or have re-architected their
products to add on capabilities to achieve higher levels of
reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS). Taking a
ground-up approach, Nimble built its software architecture, CASL,
with design elements such as fully redundant hardware, no single
points of failure, and fully non-disruptive upgrades -- all of which
address today's availability challenges. Furthermore, Nimble's unique
approach to storage lifecycle management, Nimble Storage InfoSight,
leverages the data science to deliver excellent storage health and
operational efficiency. 
InfoSight monitors thousands of end user systems and provides
enterprises with proactive awareness of the health of their storage
system. This allows customers to streamline maintenance by enabling
alerting functions, forecast their future needs accurately, and
realize a level of overall storage health that vastly improves
productivity and system availability. One of the standard metrics for
measuring availability is system uptime, and the ultimate benchmark
for vendors to prove success is by achieving Five Nines. InfoSight
analyzed detailed availability data across the Nimble installed base,
and found that Nimble Storage achieved greater than 99.999 percent
uptime, observing 99.9997 percent availability over the time period
of July 2012 through November 2013. 
In fact, the collective uptime of installed arrays increases over
time, a testament to InfoSight. As the InfoSight engine collects and
analyzes data across the installed base, it becomes "smarter" about
recognizing potential issues and proactively sending alerts to
customers, which can help resolve potential problems before they
result in unplanned downtime events. Further proactive wellness
features built into InfoSight ensure best practices are enforced at
all times ensuring ideal operations and peak performance. 
Supporting Quotes
 "As a financial institution, unplanned downtime
not only is a huge expense, but it's a liability. Nimble Storage
InfoSight offers us the peace of mind we need to focus on our own
line of business. With Nimble Storage, we don't have to worry about
running a business critical workload. By monitoring the health of our
storage system and leveraging historical trends and real-time alerts,
we're able to prevent any issues before they arise." 
 - Jeremy Olde,
information systems manager, Global Financial Review 
"At Ideal Integrations, we ensure that our clients get the most out
of their investment with us, and we never offer an IT solution
without guaranteeing that it meets our stringent internal standards.
If we do not believe in a technology, we will not rely on it or ask
our clients to do the same. Nimble Storage has proven to be an
extremely resilient platform for our clients. Their satisfaction and
the availability of their data is critical to our business. With that
being said, we confidently use and recommend Nimble Storage."
Christopher Fox, director of technology, Ideal Integrations 
"Achieving 'five nines' in only three years of shipping our product
is a huge industry validation for Nimble Storage. Availability is
usually just a vendor claim based on statistical projections, but our
'five nines' achievement is reported from real world data, proving we
offer the highest level of system availability. We did not treat
availability as an afterthought when building our storage
architecture. Our CASL software and InfoSight offer a unique approach
to data storage and management that helps ease customers' fear of the
effects of unplanned downtime."
 - Rod Bagg, vice president of
customer support, Nimble Storage 
Nimble Storage Resources 

--  Enterprise Strategy Group: Five Nines Availability with Nimble Storage
--  Whitepaper: A Foundation for System Availability
--  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

About Nimble Storage
 Nimble Storage believes enterprises should not
have to compromise on performance, capacity, ease of use, or price.
Nimble has developed a hybrid storage architecture engineered from
the ground up to seamlessly integrate flash and high-capacity drives.
Our customers enjoy fast application performance, enhanced backup and
disaster recovery, and stress-free operations -- all while lowering
their TCO. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global
network of world-class channel partners. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage. 
CopyrightNimble Storage, CASL, InfoSight, SmartStack and
NimbleConnect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nimble
Storage. Other trade names or words used in this document are the
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