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November 14, 2016 09:00 ET

Nimble Storage Receives CRN 2016 Tech Innovator Award

Nimble Storage Predictive All Flash Arrays Take Top Honors in the 2016 Storage Category

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2016) - Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the leader in predictive flash storage, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Nimble Storage with a 2016 CRN Tech Innovator Award for the Predictive All Flash arrays. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped to move the IT industry forward. The AF1000 is a full-featured all-flash array that offers superior scalability, allowing customers to start small and scale non-disruptively up to 8PB at a substantially lower cost than competitive offerings. The Nimble Storage Predictive All Flash arrays took the top honor in the storage category.

In compiling the 2016 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 230 products across 27 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users' IT challenges.

"Nimble Storage strives to provide our channel partners with an enterprise-ready solution built on the notion that customers want the performance, availability and cloud-like agility only Nimble predictive analytics can offer," said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of worldwide channels at Nimble Storage. "We've seen accelerated adoption of our All Flash product line by companies large and small since launching the arrays at the beginning of this year, and much of this success can be attributed to the unparalleled predictive capabilities available through InfoSight. We are proud to have our predictive flash platform recognized with a CRN 2016 Tech Innovator Award, as we strive to lead the way in bringing holistic, predictive solutions to our channel partners."

Businesses interact with and rely heavily on data every day, but application delays remain a pervasive issue in the workplace. The app-data gap -- or ever-present bottleneck in application performance -- is a hindrance to business operations and employee productivity. The Nimble AF-Series All Flash arrays combine fast flash performance with predictive analytics through InfoSight to effectively address the app-data gap and prevent issues across the stack.

The AF1000 is an entry-level all flash array that delivers features and scalability not available in competitive all-flash offerings. The AF1000 all-flash array offers the affordability for organizations of any size to benefit from an all-flash platform with the same capabilities and scalability found in high-end all-flash arrays. All Nimble arrays are equipped with InfoSight Predictive Analytics, which predicts, diagnoses and prevents problems across the infrastructure stack. InfoSight collects and analyzes hundreds of billions of sensor data points in customer environments and then uses predictive analytics to solve ITs most complex issues -- often before the customer even realizes there's a problem.

"Each year, CRN recognizes vendor offerings that excel in increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users through innovation and technical advancement," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "From cloud to data storage to the Internet of Things, the products on this year's list solve a wide range of difficult IT problems, truly enabling solution providers to better serve their customers."

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Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is the leader in predictive flash storage solutions. Its predictive flash platform gives users the fastest, most reliable access to data. By combining predictive analytics with flash storage, IT teams radically simplify their operations. More than 9,000 customers across 50 countries rely on Nimble to power their businesses, on-premise and in the cloud. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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