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Nimble Storage Advances Virtual Desktop Technology as Key Partner in VMware's Rapid Desktop Program

Proven Nimble-Based Reference Architectures Enable Customers to Quickly Deploy VDI Systems Incorporating Compute, Networking and Storage (March 06, 2012)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/12 -- Nimble Storage, the provider of flash-enabled, no-compromise storage solutions, today announced that VMware-proven reference architectures incorporating Nimble converged storage arrays have been certified by VMware for VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) and are accessible through the VMware View™ Rapid Desktop Program.

The program enables customers to quickly deploy comprehensive VDI systems, building on proven and tested reference architectures that map to real-world requirements for successful VDI and are integrated through VMware's VDI environment, VMware View. Reference architectures enable integration of system components and software, enabling customers to quickly adopt and deploy pretested systems to meet their needs.

Nimble Storage has developed a range of reference architectures that are based on VMware View and incorporate Nimble CS-Series arrays, which together can meet time-to-deployment, capacity, performance, scalability and cost objectives of the customer.

With the integration of Nimble's CS-Series arrays and VMware infrastructure, customers have the ability to quickly provision new virtualization regimens and cost-effectively provide performance and scalability metrics for specific, proven reference architectures.


For testing of reference architectures, Nimble works with its extensive partner network, providing complete solutions that are fully tested and can be deployed today. Among its VDI partners, Nimble counts Computex, the Houston, Texas-based provider of server, storage and networking systems. Nimble and Computex worked jointly to test the initial Nimble-based reference architectures under typical network loads and to fulfill all the test criteria of the Rapid Desktop Program.

"IT professionals need to mitigate risk, and this alliance is validation for using Nimble for VMware VDI environments," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst and founder of the INI Group. "Customers I've spoken with over the last six months have found that traditional storage systems just don't have the price/performance they need to deploy. The close partnership of Nimble and VMware is a good thing for the industry, making it easier for users to deploy VDI as the next phase for virtualizing IT with field-proven solutions."

"Storage is a cornerstone of an effective VDI deployment, as it drives customer value by improving scalability, provisioning of new users, system responsiveness, operating expenditures and related metrics," said Mason Uyeda, director, End-User Computing Technical Marketing, VMware. "Nimble Storage has demonstrated the strategic vision that is critical in translating customer requirements into efficient VDI systems. We're pleased to count Nimble among our premier partners in the VMware View™ Rapid Desktop Program."

For more information on Nimble Storage-based VDI solutions, contact Nimble at (408) 432-9600 or visit http://www.nimblestorage.com/solutions/vdi/. Or check Nimble's blog post on the announcement here: http://www.nimblestorage.com/blog/3821/.

About Nimble Storage

Founded and led by storage industry veterans, Nimble Storage is the fastest growing storage vendor in history. Nimble Storage solutions are built on the idea that enterprises should not have to compromise between performance, capacity, ease of management, and price. Nimble's patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout architecture, designed from the ground up to effectively combine flash with high-capacity drives, makes high performance affordable, simplifies and enhances disaster recovery and backup, and delivers pain-free operations. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world-class channel partners. For more information, visit www.nimblestorage.com.

®The name Nimble Storage is a trademark of Nimble Storage. Other trade names or words used in this document are the properties of their respective owners. VMware and VMware View are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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