Nimble Storage SmartStack Converged Infrastructure Solutions Deployed by More Than 200 Enterprise Customers

Nimble Storage SmartStack Converged Infrastructure Solutions Deployed by More 
Than 200 Enterprise Customers 
Nimble Storage to Demonstrate Series of SmartStack Solutions at Cisco
Live 2014 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/14 --  Nimble Storage (NYSE:
NMBL), a leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage
solutions, today announced that more than 200 enterprise customers
have implemented SmartStack converged infrastructure solutions to
accelerate deployment and eliminate risks associated with their
datacenter infrastructure. Since late 2012, Nimble Storage has rolled
out a series of SmartStack reference architectures that allow
enterprises to deploy an integrated solution stack for server
virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), and business critical
applications. Earlier this year, Nimble Storage also reached a
distribution agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT
solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc.,
to offer pre-integration and configuration services for the converged
infrastructure solutions.  
Enterprises are looking to meet the performance and capacity demands
associated with business-critical applications, VDI, and private
clouds in the most cost-effective and flexible manner possible.
Nimble Storage's SmartStack solutions, built on Cisco UCS and
pre-validated through ecosystem partners including Citrix, Microsoft,
Oracle, and VMware, deliver aggressive performance, shorten
deployment times, and reduce project risk. Nimble's SmartStack
solutions leverage flexible scaling capabilities for compute and
storage, allowing customers to non-disruptively and independently add
performance or capacity to support thousands of users per
configuration. SmartStack customers benefit from a simplified
architecture that delivers a 30 to 75 percent reduction in their data
footprint and a tremendous reduction in the physical rack space
required compared to traditional solutions, with minimal end user
Through Nimble's alliance partnership with Cisco, SmartStack
customers can leverage pre-tested solutions for virtual desktops and
servers that reduce operational expenditures and enhance worker
productivity, allowing enterprises to scale the number of end users
based on their growing needs. With Nimble Storage, the Cisco UCS
combines compute, networking and storage access into one cohesive
system that's easy-to-manage. 
The series of Nimble Storage SmartStack solutions include:  

--  SmartStack for Desktop and Server Virtualization with Cisco and VMware
--  SmartStack for VDI with Cisco and Citrix
--  SmartStack for VDI with Cisco and VMware
--  SmartStack for Windows Server with Cisco and Microsoft
--  SmartStack for Business-Critical Applications with Cisco and VMware
--  SmartStack for Oracle Databases with Cisco and Oracle

SmartStack customers further benefit from a single entry point for
SmartStack support. Nimble Storage technical support coordinates
support resources with SmartStack partners to ensure a timely and
seamless experience for customers. Customers can also leverage Nimble
Storage InfoSight, for innovative cloud-based storage analytics and
proactive support. 
Nimble Storage will exhibit its converged infrastructure solutions at
Cisco Live in San Francisco on May 18 - 22, 2014. Visit Nimble
Storage at booth #2242 to see demos of the SmartStack solutions, and
a Technical Preview of integration with UCS Director, Cisco's
management solution for integrated infrastructures. 
Supporting Quotes
 "To support our 18 locations, we looked for a
solution that could deliver the performance, capacity, and data
protection needs of our virtualized business critical applications as
well as our virtual desktops. Nimble Storage's SmartStack for Desktop
and Server Virtualization delivered what we needed in a single
infrastructure stack -- with a small footprint that can be easily
scaled as our needs grow."
 - Alexander Gellerman, vice president,
Systems Infrastructure, Flushing Bank 
"When we moved our SQL, Exchange, and Citrix environments onto
Nimble's SmartStack for Business Critical Applications our users
immediately expressed their amazement with the performance increase.
And, that wasn't the only benefit. Now, with the Cisco UCS blades and
Nimble, we've reduced our data center footprint down to just two
racks of hardware. As a result, we have reduced our datacenter
co-location costs by 50%."
 - Aaron Britt, director, IS
Infrastructure, DMB Associates 
"Users are increasingly turning to offerings like Nimble Storage
SmartStack that simplify the full infrastructure stack by decreasing
the time to deployment and delivering predictable performance for
applications. Practitioners in the Wikibon community increasingly
look to deploy flash as part of an integrated infrastructure stack
that can simplify operations, allowing IT to more focus on creating
more value for the business."
 - Stu Miniman, senior analyst, Wikibon 
"Customers that are leveraging SmartStack are getting the best of all
worlds with Nimble and Cisco, specifically when it comes to scaling,
compute and storage. Nimble Storage's scale-to-fit functionality
gives enterprises the power to non-disruptively grow storage and
Cisco UCS allows them to scale by adding blade servers for rapid
server provisioning and a scalable IO architecture. With this
pre-validated solution, enterprises can cost-effectively scale
capacity and performance without any downtime and continually adapt
as business needs change." 
 - Radhika Krishnan, vice president,
Product Marketing and Alliances, Nimble Storage 
Nimble Storage Resources 

--  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
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Storage. Other trade names or words used in this document are the
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