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Nimble Storage to Participate at VMworld 2014

Flash Storage Solutions Executives Lead Discussions on the Impact Storage Innovations Have on Virtualized Environments; Customers Share Real-World Experiences With Nimble's Converged Infrastructure

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/14 -- Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that it will drive industry discussions and exhibit at the VMworld Conference taking place August 24-28, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Nimble will showcase its portfolio of storage solutions that leverage its Adaptive Flash platform and how it can be leveraged in virtualized environments at booth #1521. In addition, Nimble, along with four of its customers, will lead industry discussions on topics ranging from converged infrastructure to the impact storage innovations have on virtualized environments.

Nimble Storage has developed a flash storage architecture that is engineered to provide organizations with the highest levels of performance efficiently. Along with integrated data protection and predictive support, enterprise customers can deploy confidently and seamlessly scale their storage infrastructure as their business grows. The company's flash storage solutions are based on its patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) storage architecture that leverages fast read performance of flash and the cost-effective capacity of hard disk drives, and Nimble InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health.

When visiting the Nimble Storage booth (#1521) conference goers can get first hand access to Nimble's flash storage solutions and insight into its role in making end-user computing (VDI), data protection, virtualized business critical applications, and databases more efficient. In addition, Nimble will provide in-depth tutorials on InfoSight and its converged infrastructure solution, SmartStack, as well as a technical preview of its integration with Virtual Volumes (VVols).

VMworld conference-goers can learn more about Nimble's Adaptive Flash platform from technology experts and end users by attending the following sessions:

  • EUC2249-SPO: Panel Discussion: From the Trenches - What I Learned About Deploying Desktop Virtualization (VDI) Alongside Virtual Servers
    Monday, Aug 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Four Nimble customers from the financial, education, healthcare, and entertainment industries will participate in a panel to share what they've learned in the trenches during their journey from server virtualization to desktop virtualization, and end-to-end virtualization deployments. The discussion covers storage, and the complete infrastructure stack, including compute and network.

  • STO2998-SPO: Using Data Sciences to Understand Reality in a Virtualized Environment
    Monday, Aug 25, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Nimble's Rod Bagg, vice president of customer support, and Larry Lancaster, chief data scientist, will discuss how data sciences can revolutionize storage monitoring and management, allowing storage to be effectively managed at scale. They will describe how data sciences-based services, delivered through a cloud portal, allows always-on 24/7 visibility into the storage environment from anywhere and at any time. And, they will detail how storage capacity and performance needs can be predicted based on the analysis of real-world server and desktop virtualization (VDI) workloads.

  • STO3162: Software Defined Storage: Satisfy the Requirements of Your Application at the Granularity of a Virtual Disk with VVols
    Tuesday, Aug 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    VMware Storage Architect Cormac Hogan and Nimble's Rochna Dhand will demo Nimble's implementation of VVols, and discuss how Storage Policy Based Management allows for granular control of virtual disks, while simplifying storage management.

  • EUC2124: Breaking Down the Silos: Using Converged Infrastructure for an Optimized Desktop Virtualization (VDI) Deployment
    Tuesday, Aug 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Nimble customer, Hamilton Clermont Cooperative Association (HCCA), which provides IT services to the Hamilton and Clermont school districts, will describe how they were able to optimize performance, provide both inside/outside staff with the same toolsets/applications, and minimize the organization's overall data footprint and maintenance needs as a result of its successful VDI deployment. They will also discuss how deploying desktop and server virtualization on Nimble's converged infrastructure, SmartStack, allows them to better manage performance, storage requirements, and disaster recovery.

  • STO2754-SPO: New Kids on the Storage Block, File and Share: Lessons in Storage and Virtualization
    Tuesday, Aug 26, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Representatives from six storage vendors, including Nimble, will answer audience questions on changes and innovations in the storage market. This panel will be moderated by industry veteran Howard Marks.

  • STO3001-SPO: The Pros and Cons of the Different Flash-Based Storage Solutions
    Wednesday, Aug 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Umesh Maheshwari, Nimble's cofounder and chief technology officer, and Radhika Krishnan, the company's vice president of solutions and alliances, will discuss the wide variety of flash-based storage solutions such as all-flash arrays, hybrid flash-and-disk arrays, and host-attached flash. They will compare the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of different flash-based storage solutions at an architectural level and their suitability for different environments.

Conference goers visiting the Nimble booth will be given the opportunity to win a luxury cruise courtesy of Nimble Storage.

About Nimble Storage
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 3,000 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble's flash storage solutions across 37 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

Nimble Storage, the Nimble Storage logo, 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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