Nimble Storage provides hybrid storage arrays that are engineered from the ground up for maxiimum efficiency. Nimble Storage products integrate the exceptional performance of flash with the favorable economics of high-capacity disk drives.

Hybrid systems use the flash storage for processing and analyzing data that is in active use,while leaving lower priority information in longer-term disk storage. Nimble Storage eliminates the compromise between performance, capacity and data management. (For details about Nimble Solutions, go here)

Nimble Storage is built on the patented CASL (Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout) architecture and delivers:

  • Accelerated performance for higher throughput/IOPS and sub-millisecond latences
  • Higher storage efficiency- reducing the storage footprint needed by 30% to 75%
  • Non-disruptive scaling to fit changing application needs through increased performance, or capacity, or both
  • Maximized data and storage availability with integrated data protection and disaster recovery
  • Simplified storage management and reduced day-to-day operational overhead

Some benefits Broadleaf sees in Nimble Storage:

  • 2-5x more usable capacity per $
  • Instant backups and restores- unlimited snapshot capabilities- redirect on write consumes little space with no performance penalty- enables frequent recovery points, allows for longer retention periods of 30-120 days
  • 30x less space with Nimble snapshots- no performance hit because commit them to the CPU and then put them as one write to disk, application consistent, application aware
  • Can replicate snapshots- WAN efficient- can set QoS to determine when replication is done
  • 2-5x more performance per $
  • Scaling at the lowest incremental cost with disk shelves
  • Full support for VMware and Hyper V

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