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SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- Nimble Storage, the provider of flash-enabled, no-compromise storage solutions, today announced that, a Nimble partner, will use Nimble CS-Series arrays to deliver hosted, performance-guaranteed services for networking infrastructure, virtual desktops, and disaster recovery. offers unmatched price-performance for customers of its services, thanks to the Nimble arrays, which use a patented technology called Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) to achieve superior performance at low cost through the innovative use of solid-state (flash) and high-capacity drives. offers services through a carrier-class collocation facility that ensures efficient delivery of low-cost hosted services. The new offerings will augment's current managed-bandwidth services, as well as application-specific services such as Hosted Exchange and Hosted Sharepoint.

The new service offerings include:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). offers server and storage resources to host customers' virtualized infrastructure, as well as applications such as Exchange and SQL, on Nimble arrays.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS). provides hosted VDI, with multiple virtual desktops consolidated on a Nimble array. Thus, customers who do not want to make dedicated infrastructure investments in VDI can still reap its benefits.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). replicates data from customers' current primary storage devices or on-premise Nimble arrays to Nimble arrays hosted offsite for disaster recovery. This architecture dramatically reduces customers' cost of implementing disaster recovery. selected Nimble arrays because they deliver SSD-accelerated performance without the accompanying high costs. Nimble's always-on compression helps the service provider derive maximum utilization from the array.

Data protection is built into each Nimble-based system configuration, enhancing the delivery of disaster recovery and backup-and-restore services for customers. In addition, the Nimble array's easy-to-use command console simplifies's day-to-day management in delivering these services.

"Its price-performance ratio gave Nimble a clear edge in our selection of a storage, backup and DR platform for our hosted services," said Jose Uribe, chief operating officer for "Storage administrators continually face the need to balance I/O performance with capacity, but, unlike other vendors, Nimble does not force any compromises. Our Nimble array runs processes such as Exchange, SharePoint, and virtual servers, and nothing we throw at it degrades performance. And, with all that, we're using just over one-quarter of capacity. That's great news, both for us and our customers."

"Continuous uptime and uncompromising performance are key to a service provider's customer retention and satisfaction," said Dan Leary, VP of Marketing for Nimble Storage. " continues to score extremely high in both categories. We're delighted to play a part in helping the company execute on its vision and mission."

For more information on IaaS, DaaS, and DRaaS services from, visit or call (305) 400-6700.

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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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