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January 11, 2016 09:00 ET

UK Law Firm, Cripps LLP Selects Nimble Storage for IT Transformation Project

Firm Upgrades Legacy Storage Infrastructure to the Nimble Adaptive Flash Platform to Accelerate Application Performance and Simplify Management

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 11, 2016) - Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announces Cripps LLP has deployed the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform, a transition from legacy storage infrastructure, as part of its IT systems supporting the reengineering of over 300 business processes.

Cripps required a storage solution that would support its two-year business transformation project effectively. Using Microsoft Dynamics to facilitate this shift, Cripps required twice as much data throughput and I/O performance than was provided by its legacy storage supplier, Dell EqualLogic.

Compared against competitor offerings, Cripps concluded that the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform, comprised of the Nimble patented CASL architecture and InfoSight cloud-based management, was the best solution to meet Cripps' key purchase criteria when testing in its own environment. Nimble also demonstrated the highest level of performance at a cost-effective price.

"Using Microsoft Dynamics to drive this project, we realized very rapidly that the data throughput we needed was such that we couldn't stick with our legacy storage supplier. It was only providing us with a 300 MB/s environment when in fact we needed upwards of 1GB/s," explained Mike Burton, Head of IT at Cripps LLP. "When testing storage suppliers with our workloads for raw performance and throughput, sheer simplicity of management and bang for our buck, Nimble came out as the clear leader. The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform was able to provide us with a 10GB/s environment and as such we saw a doubling of performance almost immediately after deployment."

The firm also required an improvement in data security and continuity to comply with data protection regulations. With plans to implement Nimble SmartSnap and SmartReplicate data protection capabilities, the firm is now focusing increased attention on the security of its data.

Mike Burton added: "With the business continuity and data consolidation targets that we will need to meet over the course of the project, our storage requirements are only going to increase. I have confidence that the Nimble Adaptive Flash platform we've invested in will help us achieve these significant business objectives. It's certainly a key ingredient in our overall aim to model our IT system around our new business processes."

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Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is redefining the storage market with its Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble's flash storage solutions enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity. At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs. At the core of the Adaptive Flash platform is the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture and InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health. More than 6,800 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble's flash storage solutions across more than 50 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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