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Nimble Storage to Participate at Data Storage Innovation Conference

Customers to Share Real-World Experiences Using Flash-Optimized Storage to Increase Efficiency of IT Environments

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/14 -- Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), a leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, today announced it will participate in SNIA's inaugural Data Storage Innovation Conference, taking place April 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. At the conference two Nimble Storage customers, the KIPP Foundation and Grand River Conservation Authority, will share proven strategies for managing modern storage environments.

The Data Storage Innovation Conference, hosted by The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), is a gathering of decision-makers, technology enthusiasts and those responsible for implementing and supporting storage technologies. Sessions will provide insights on new technologies in areas such as software defined storage, cloud and big data.

Nimble Storage's flash storage solutions are engineered to address the enterprises' most pressing storage issues, delivering better performance and capacity at a reasonable price, providing integrated protection with rapid backup and recovery and, reining in storage complexity. Based on its patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture, Nimble Storage leverages the fast read performance of flash and the cost-effective capacity of hard disk drives. Nimble Storage combines this flash-optimized architecture with Nimble InfoSight, a cloud based management service that delivers predictive support and operational simplicity through deep data analytics.

Conference-goers can learn more about Nimble Storage by attending the following sessions:

Reducing Backup Windows and Increasing Performance When Data Reaches the Terabyte Range

  • Who: Mark McKinnon, Grand River Conservation Authority
  • When: Tuesday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.
  • What: The Grand River Conservation Authority is one of the largest watershed management agencies in Canada, managing water and natural resources for nearly 40 municipalities and close to a million residents. When databases reached the terabyte range, the organization experienced difficulty meeting required 24-hour backup windows. GRCA had been through four purchasing cycles, including a disk-to-tape backup and a disk-to-disk-to-tape solution and still couldn't meet designated backup windows. After calculating a deficit of over $400,000 in productivity if one month's data was lost, they knew it was time to solve their backup and recovery problems, leading them to deploy a flash-optimized storage solution which allowed GRCA to reduce RPO from 1 day to 1 hour, but also reduce backup windows, eliminate tapes and store 6+ years of file shares.

Turning a High-wire Juggling Act into a Walk in the Park: Best Practices for Simple, Effective Storage Management

  • Who: Lavan Jeeva, KIPP Foundation
  • When: Thursday, April 24 at 3:05 p.m.
  • What: When your responsibilities as a hands-on IT professional span multiple layers of datacenter infrastructure and critical applications the last thing you need is to be constantly tied up in the often precarious act of manual storage performance, capacity and data protection management. Storage is undoubtedly the most critical layer of infrastructure for today's datacenter workloads. With the right storage solution, sizing, deployment, management, scaling and disaster recovery these workloads should be easily handled.

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About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage believes enterprises should not have to compromise on performance, capacity, ease of use, or price. Nimble has developed a hybrid storage architecture engineered from the ground up to seamlessly integrate flash and high-capacity drives. Our customers enjoy fast application performance, enhanced backup and disaster recovery, and stress-free operations -- all while lowering their TCO. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world-class channel partners. For more information, visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

©Nimble Storage, CASL, InfoSight, SmartStack and NimbleConnect 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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