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September 27, 2016 09:00 ET

Nimble Storage Predictive All Flash Arrays Selected by Over 200 Organizations

9,000+ Enterprises Selected the Predictive Flash Platform for Fast, Reliable Access to Data

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2016) - Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the leader in predictive flash storage, today announced its Predictive Flash platform has been selected by more than 9,000 enterprises and cloud service providers to provide fast, reliable access to data. Since introducing its Predictive All Flash array in February 2016, the AF-Series has been purchased by more than 200 customers. More than half of the All Flash customers are "new to Nimble" customers, and a majority also leverage Adaptive Flash arrays. InfoSight Predictive Analytics stand out as a key competitive differentiation in the sales cycle, providing extreme simplicity of operations by predicting and preventing issues. 

"Flash storage is a ridiculously competitive market. Enterprises have many vendors and products to evaluate when selecting infrastructure to accelerate business. We're finding that our unique differentiation, InfoSight Predictive Analytics, gives us a leg up on the competition in the majority of competitive deals," said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. "Furthermore, by combining All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays into a single architecture, we're offering enterprises a flexible way to use all flash and hybrid arrays together to meet application performance needs. It is no surprise that the All Flash array adoption we're experiencing is reminiscent of the early days of selling our Adaptive Flash arrays."

The rapid adoption of the Nimble Storage All Flash array is attributed to the unparalleled differentiators Nimble can deliver with the new All Flash arrays including absolute performance, superior scalability and non-stop availability, at a total cost of ownership (TCO) that is up to 33 to 66 percent lower than competitive arrays. The All Flash arrays round out the Nimble portfolio of Predictive Flash arrays which include a series of Adaptive Flash arrays -- all of which are supported by InfoSight Predictive Analytics.

According to IDC Research Director Eric Burgener, "Delivering a standout customer experience was a way that Nimble Storage strove to differentiate itself from established enterprise storage providers early on, and it has an excellent reputation among its customers for the overall experience of buying, using, and maintaining the Company's flash-optimized products. Nimble Storage has consciously managed its customer care processes, putting in place product features (like extensive predictive analytics to proactively address looming trouble situations and nondisruptive technology refresh), internal procedures in both sales and support, and hiring practices focused on producing a differentiating customer experience."

Read the full IDC Vendor Profile here: Proven HFA Vendor Nimble Storage Achieving Rapid Success in the AFA Market (doc #US41691616, August 2016)

Saunderson House Invests in Nimble Storage Unified Flash Fabric
Saunderson House Limited (SHL) provides complete financial planning and investment services to over 1,900 high net-worth individuals, charities, trusts and other institutional clients. Fast and simplified access to data is at the core of its ability to make strategic decisions for its clients. SHL initially purchased Nimble Adaptive Flash arrays in 2012 to support a VMware VDI initiative. The performance of the arrays vastly exceeded expectations encouraging the IT team to quickly transfer the rest of its workloads onto Nimble arrays. With the recent purchase of a Nimble All Flash array, SHL can cluster and manage multiple arrays as a single entity in a Unified Flash Fabric. SHL consolidated workloads from two Nimble Adaptive Flash arrays onto a Nimble AF5000 All Flash array. With its primary data on the All Flash array, the firm is leveraging their Adaptive Flash arrays to support expansion into a second data center to support its disaster recovery strategy, development, user acceptance testing and support functions.

Grant Street Group Moves SAN to Nimble Storage Predictive Flash Platform for Improved Latency and TCO
Grant Street Group develops, hosts, and administers customized software applications for government entities and financial institutions. Using the software as a service (SaaS) model, Grant Street provides its clients with access to the latest technologies from any location with Internet access -- saving them time, money, and staff resources. Grant Street needed to implement a cost-efficient storage infrastructure without compromising performance. With Nimble CS-Series Adaptive Flash and AF-Series All Flash arrays, Grant Street is experiencing faster application response times at a lower TCO compared to its legacy infrastructure. The Nimble deduplication features enable Grant Street to receive 50 percent more storage, with over 3x data reduction savings. Grant Street depends heavily on InfoSight to monitor capacity trends and VMVision to identify noisy neighbors.

Rent-A-Center Utilizes the Predictive Flash Platform for Faster Analytics and Improved Daily Operations
Rent-A-Center rents furniture, appliances, electronics and computers, with more than 22,000 employees in over 4,000 locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Its IT team supports all retail locations worldwide, as well as all of the internal teams. Rent-A-Center needed to rebuild its data warehouse in order to deliver a consistent user experience anytime, anywhere in the world. The IT team wanted to reduce cost while providing a faster, more scalable and easy-to-manage storage infrastructure. The Nimble Storage Unified Flash Fabric provides Rent-A-Center with a cost-effective and fast solution to perform analytics and auditing of the company's retail locations on a daily basis. Nimble Storage has allowed Rent-A-Center to evaluate extended historical performance and take actions on those results.

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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 9,000 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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