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Nimble Storage Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner, Wins People's Choice Award at ExecEvent's BIG Event

Honors Recognize Company for Creating Technology Innovations for the Global Silicon Valley (July 19, 2012)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/19/12 -- Nimble Storage, the provider of flash-enabled, no-compromise storage solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Nimble Storage was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. In addition, the company announced it was winner of the People's Choice award at the ExecEvent BIG event.

Nimble Storage and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23, 2012. This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

"This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been shaken up by the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. This year's crop of robust, innovative applications has launched a complex world of interconnected, sophisticated data being used by a voracious consumer and business userbase. Coupled with a massive smartphone and tablet adoption, the opportunities for this year's winners are unlimited," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The 2012 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley."

Nimble was honored as the People's Choice at the ExecEvent BIG Event held on July 9-11 in Santa Clara. This B2B event focused on the convergence of data storage with business applications and featured showcases for emerging data vendors. Voted on by BIG Event attendees, the People's Choice award recognizes companies and technologies that stand out from among their peers. ExecEvent focuses exclusively on the data storage marketplace, bringing together executives from across multiple disciplines to learn, network, create long-lasting relationships and conduct business.

Nimble's CS-Series storage arrays solve the industry's most pressing storage issues: reining in storage complexity, reducing costs and implementing affordable backup and recovery. The company's products are based on its patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) hybrid storage architecture. CASL is designed from the ground up to seamlessly integrate high-performance flash memory with low-cost, high-density drives to deliver affordable performance, integrated backup and disaster recovery, and pain-free operations.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website here.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About ExecEvent
The ExecEvent is an exclusive networking event for industry executives. Its mission is to create a compelling network event for industry insiders -- one that focuses on networking and building relationships and that does not require exhibiting or catering to end-users. The ExecEvent provides educational speaking topics and a spotlight for emerging products or companies.

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

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