More Than 1,200 Customer Systems Deployed With Nimble Storage Scale-Out
Flash Architecture Combined With Scale Out Boosts Capacity and
Performance Simply, Seamlessly and Non-Disruptively
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/14 -- Nimble Storage (NYSE:
NMBL), a leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage
solutions, today announced that more than 1,200 customer systems have
been deployed with the company's scale-out storage architecture to
obtain higher levels of performance and capacity, while dramatically
simplifying storage management. Generally available to all customers,
Nimble Storage's scale-out approach eliminates capacity silos and
performance hotspots through automatic balancing of performance and
capacity. Customers benefit from extending their storage investment
and enhancing the flexibility and agility needed to support the
growth of numerous business-critical applications without disruption.
Organizations are able to manage the unpredictability of data growth
and application performance through a scale out approach, however the
majority of scale out storage solutions introduce management
complexity and disruption. Nimble's scale out software eliminates
this complexity by allowing customers to manage multiple nodes as a
single entity. The company's clustering technology allows for
application data to reside on more than one physical node, allowing
enterprise workloads to take advantage of CPU, memory, flash and
capacity resources across multiple storage arrays. In addition,
Nimble's future-proofed Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL)
file system decouples performance from spindle drives. This CPU bound
approach allows customers to linearly scale their storage system
Download: Technology analyst firm ESG provides test results on the
capabilities and benefits of Nimble Storage's scale-out architecture
configuration in a lab environment.
Since the scale-out architecture consolidates storage hardware into a
single, manageable entity, Nimble Storage customers are maximizing
flexibility and headroom for growth while enhancing storage
operational efficiency, including:
-- Intelligent routing of IO requests to the right destination node
without introducing additional hops or dedicated high bandwidth
-- Investment protection is preserved as a single cluster can accommodate
storage nodes of different performance and capacity levels for
-- Nimble's scale-to-fit approach gives customers the ability to grow
only performance or only capacity through non-disruptive controller
upgrades as well as upgrades of flash and disk capacity.
-- Through the deep data analytics of Nimble Storage InfoSight, customers
can get expert recommendations on the best approach to scaling cache,
compute and capacity in accommodating overall application growth.
Nimble Storage customers can benefit from scale out by simply upgrading
their software. To support fluctuation in customer environments,
storage nodes in a cluster can be added or removed easily as needed.
Tortoise Capital Advisors Increases Capacity with No Disruption
Kansas City-based Tortoise Capital Advisors, an energy investment
management firm, depends on a virtualized environment with
business-critical applications, which include multiple SQL databases
and Microsoft SharePoint. The company deployed two Nimble arrays
almost two years ago to support the growing performance and capacity
demands across these business-critical applications, along with an
aggressive data protection strategy. Most recently, the team
leveraged Nimble's scale-out architecture to enhance storage capacity
of its disaster recovery (DR) infrastructure as they brought a
powerful new Nimble CS-Series array onboard to support its
fast-growing production environment. In clustering the two original
arrays at the company's DR site to expand capacity, they experienced
no disruption in service or deterioration in performance, and even
saw a significant drop in latency.
For IT Director Gary Walborn, the flexibility in scaling offered by
Nimble was key. "Scale out was one of the top considerations when we
were evaluating storage solutions for our datacenter. It was nice to
know that we didn't just have to start over with a forklift upgrade;
we could repurpose our initial investment and extend the life of the
entire platform, while boosting our DR site storage capacity."
"Our customers have seen tremendous benefits from our unique and
flexible scale-out offering because they don't need to sacrifice
capacity over performance, or vice versa. It is an ideal solution
because it allows them to meet demanding workloads without forcing
them into a solution that is siloed. With Nimble Storage, they are
given the choice of when and how to deploy capacity and performance
without breaking the bank on expensive solutions that will expand
their overall data footprint and cripple their organization."
Radhika Krishnan, vice president of product marketing & alliances,
"In the data centers of our customers, we prefer solutions that are
compact, flexibly scalable, high performance, easy to use and
reliable while operating. With the scale out approach from Nimble, we
have scaled an individual volume on 4 systems with over 200,000 IOs.
The Nimble Storage approach fulfills all of our requirements and
helps us better service our end users."
- Stephan Schneider, Head
Infrastructure Solutions, UP-GREAT
Nimble Storage Resources
-- 3-Minute Video: Scale Out with Nimble Storage
-- 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
www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.
Nimble Storage, the Nimble Storage logo, 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.
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