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September 12, 2016 09:00 ET

Nimble Storage Enables Cloud Service Providers to Enhance Offerings

New App-Centric Approach and Cloud Service Provider Program Enable Cloud Partners to Increase Competitive Advantage by Offering Comprehensive Premium Services

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the leader in predictive flash storage, today announced new features for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to offer premium app-centric services to customers. The Predictive Flash platform has become a defacto storage standard within more than 500 CSP environments, including SaaS and IaaS companies. The new app-centric approach allows CSPs to take advantage of Quality of Service (QoS), secure multi-tenancy, and app-based Storage on Demand pricing to drive a competitive edge with efficient operations and app-specific offerings. The new CSP Partner Program allows partners to access a broader customer ecosystem. 

"Cloud service providers are one of our fastest growing channels. Hundreds of IaaS providers have chosen Nimble Storage for performance, availability and operational simplicity. Now they can offer highly-differentiated app-centric services that are easy to monetize," said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of Worldwide Channels, Nimble Storage. "In addition, the introduction of our CSP partner program enables CSPs to extend their reach through a broader customer ecosystem." 

QoS and Multi-tenancy Drive Efficient Infrastructure and Operations
Leveraging the power of the Predictive Flash platform allows CSPs to offer premium services with leaner operations. Nimble now enables CSPs to consolidate infrastructure and easily manage applications with predictable performance through secure multi-tenancy and QoS. Multi-tenant storage allows CSPs to securely isolate end-customers and applications, while QoS prevents rogue workloads from impacting critical applications.

"A key factor to our success as a business relies on the ability to support multiple customers and tenants and maintain service level agreements," said Christopher Fox, chief technology officer, Ideal Integrations. "Adding the Nimble All Flash array to our portfolio while leveraging the new multi-tenancy and QoS capabilities allows us to deliver a wide range of services from premium to cost-effective. We are able to grow our cloud business and extend our services to a broader ecosystem of customers." 

The Predictive Flash platform allows CSPs to streamline operations and lower infrastructure costs. Leveraging the power of predictive analytics and machine learning CSPs can reduce operational complexity and focus on offering premium services. "We use InfoSight to manage our ever expanding global cloud infrastructure to keep customer satisfied and exceed service levels without bogging down our technical resources," said William Bell, vice president of Products, phoenixNAP. "Nimble's app-centric approach allows applications to run optimally out of the box and has enabled us to deliver profitable application services."

CSPs Can Tie Expenses to Revenue
With Nimble's new app-based pricing for Storage on Demand, CSPs now only pay for the storage their customers use whether consumption goes up or down. Nimble takes responsibility for providing the appropriate storage devices suited to the app-specific SLA. CSPs are only billed monthly for the actual application storage usage, starting from 6.8 ¢ per GB per month for All Flash storage*.

Introducing New CSP Partner Program
The CSP Partner Program is a two-tier partner program that offers certifications, discounts and ecosystem expansion to help drive profitable growth. CSPs in the program can leverage joint sales, technical and marketing investments to extend into Nimble's broad ecosystem of customers and partners.

For more information on the Nimble Storage Cloud Service Provider Partner Program, please visit www.nimblestorage.com.

*Based on U.S. pricing only. Pricing and availability vary by application, SLA, and region.

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Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is the leader in predictive flash storage solutions. Nimble offers a Predictive Flash platform that combines flash performance with predictive analytics to predict and prevent barriers to data velocity caused by complex IT infrastructure. Nimble customers experience absolute performance, non-stop availability and cloud-like agility that accelerate critical business processes. More than 8,850 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed the Nimble Predictive Flash Platform across more than 50 countries. For more information visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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