Nimble Storage Signs Distribution Agreement With Ingram Micro Europe

Nimble Storage Signs Distribution Agreement With Ingram Micro Europe 
Partnership Extends Reach of Nimble's Flash Storage Solutions;
Further Strengthens Ingram Micro Europe's Advanced Solutions
Datacenter Portfolio 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 --  Nimble Storage (NYSE:
NMBL), a leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage
solutions, today announced a Pan-European distribution agreement with
Ingram Micro, the world's largest wholesale technology distributor
and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle
services, that enables the distributor to sell Nimble Storage's
portfolio of flash storage arrays. Through the distribution
agreement, Ingram Micro Europe's Advanced Solutions Division will
also offer Nimble Storage's SmartStack converged infrastructure
solutions to the Nimble Storage partner community and Ingram's
broader reseller partners across Europe. 
Nimble Storage's flash storage solutions are engineered to solve the
industry's most pressing storage issues: reining in storage
complexity, increasing performance/capacity efficiency and
implementing affordable backup and recovery. The solution is designed
to help organizations maximize uptime and availability of their
critical applications. To provide optimal performance and the highest
level of interoperability, Nimble has developed SmartStack, built on
Cisco UCS and pre-validated through ecosystem partners including
VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft.  
Ingram Micro Europe will leverage its strong relationships with the
Cisco channels team and the Cisco partner community across Europe,
together with Nimble Storage, to make SmartStack converged
infrastructure available to solution providers. Ingram Micro Europe
has invested significantly in its Advanced Solutions Division in the
areas of pre-sales, technical expertise, demand generation, and
reseller enablement services in order to help its channel partners
meet the evolving and increasingly complex data management
requirements of end-users.  
Supporting Quotes:  
"Ingram Micro has significant channel and market presence in the
storage market. By partnering with Ingram Micro we are providing
another avenue for partners to procure our flash storage solutions
globally. Further, we believe Ingram Micro's strong relationships
with our alliance partners, Cisco and Citrix, make this partnership
even more beneficial for resellers seeking our converged
infrastructure solution." 
 - Kristin Carnes, director of channel
sales, Nimble Storage 
"Nimble's market success has proven that flash storage solutions are
the next generation of storage. This partnership enables us to build
upon our strong vendor and solutions ecosystem, particularly with
Cisco, in order to offer next generation storage within a converged
infrastructure solution. As Ingram Micro Europe expands our
datacenter solutions portfolio within our Advanced Solutions
Division, Nimble's SmartStack solution provides yet another
fast-growth, profitable opportunity for the solution provider
community to meet end-user technology needs and evolving market
demands."
 - Ernesto Schmutter, executive director, International
Businesses, Ingram Micro Europe 
About Nimble Storage
 Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) 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 www.nimblestorage.com 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
properties of their respective owners. 
About Ingram Micro Inc.
 Ingram Micro is the world's largest
wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT
supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in
the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and
profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique
marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions,
technical support, financial services and product aggregation and
distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT
distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents
with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and
services. Visit IngramMicro.com.  
Media Contact:
Alison Raymond / Maria Brown
Matter Communications
978-499-9250
nimble@matternow.com  
Investor Relations Contact:
Edelita Tichepco
408-514-3379
IR@nimblestorage.com 
 
 
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