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April 25, 2011 12:33 ET

Nimble Storage Named One of Leading Analyst Firm's "Cool Vendors" in Storage Technologies Report

Startup Offers a Unique Approach to Converged Storage and Backup

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - Nimble Storage, developer of the first converged storage and backup solution, announced it was chosen as one of Gartner's Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies* for 2011. Since its launch in July 2010, the company has gained widespread adoption by enterprises for its unique approach to primary storage, backup and disaster recovery. Each year, Gartner identifies new vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. Gartner researched a number of companies, and selected only six they felt were instrumental for prospective companies to review their product.

"We would like to thank Gartner for their recognition of our technology," said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO of Nimble Storage. "We've had great success in demonstrating to our customers the many benefits that a converged approach to primary storage and backup brings. We believe Gartner's recognition further supports our approach."

*Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2011, Dave Russell et al, April 13, 2011.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

Disruptive Innovation

Nimble Storage's CS Series is based on its Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) which enables fast inline data compression, intelligent data optimization leveraging flash memory and high-capacity disk, instant optimized backups, and WAN-efficient replication -- all in a single device. CASL allows organizations to reduce their capital expenditures for storage and backup while eliminating the need for separate, disk-based backup.

About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage has developed the first converged storage and backup solution that significantly reduces the cost and complexity of storing, accessing, and protecting data for enterprises. The company's CASL architecture uniquely combines flash and high-capacity disk to support the most demanding primary applications and reduces backup windows and restore times from hours to seconds -- all for at least 60 percent lower cost than existing solutions. Nimble Storage also provides a simple, cost-effective disaster recovery solution that offers business continuity and long-term data protection. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a nationwide network of IT solution providers. For more information visit www.nimblestorage.com.

©Nimble Storage and CASL 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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