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Nimble Storage Multicloud Flash Fabric
Single Consolidation Architecture Enables Flash for all Enterprise Applications.

 

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Nimble Storage Multicloud Flash Fabric
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Overview:

Flash Here. Flash Everywhere.

Flash for all workloads. On-premise. Public cloud. It doesn’t matter.

Multicloud Flash Fabric makes it easy to deploy flash everywhere. Use any combination of all-flash and hybrid flash across private and public clouds. Transparently migrate data from anywhere to anywhere. Future-proof your data center for the cloud with Nimble Cloud Ready Flash arrays.

Flash for all workloads. On-premise. Public cloud. It doesn’t matter.

Flash Arrays
All Flash Arrays – For high performance primary apps Adaptive Flash Arrays – For other primary and secondary workloads

Converged
Converged Infrastructure Solutions

Multicloud Storage
Nimble Cloud Volumes – Enterprise-grade multicloud storage service

Features:

Flash Optimized For Any Workload

Designed for flash from the ground-up. A generation beyond other flash architectures, our arrays are optimized for performance, efficiency, and resiliency.

Performance

Over 1.2M IOPS
Consistent under heavy workloads

Efficiency

Efficiency

Up to 5X more data reduction
Variable block deduplication
Variable block compression

More Capacity

More Capacity

20% more usable capacity than other all-flash arrays

Resiliency

Resiliency

Triple+ Parity RAID
Log structured file system for maximum flash lifespan

Data Protection

Data Protection

Backup, DR, and Archival at a third of the cost


Scale-to-Fit

Scale performance, capacity, or both—independently and non-disruptively. Upgrade from one generation to the next without needing a forklift.

Capacity Per Array

Capacity Per Array

Over 2PB effective capacity per array

Scale-Up

Scale-Up

Non-disruptively scale array capacity and/or performance

Scale-Out

Scale-Out

Non-disruptively cluster up to 4 arrays and manage as one
Over 8PB effective capacity per cluster


App-Centric Data Services

Data services are integrated with applications including VMs, databases, and Containers. The result: streamlined administration and maximum efficiency. Effortless replication. Instant efficient snapshots. Rich provisioning with App-plugins, Zero-copy clones, QoS, and Secure Multi-Tenancy.

Provisioning

Provisioning

App-plugins with one-click provisioning for common apps
Zero-copy clones – Instant and space-efficient
Secure Multi-Tenancy – Secure isolation for shared arrays and clusters

Protection

Protection

Instant snapshot-based backup with fast recovery
Effortless and efficient native replication across any distance
SmartSecure Encryption – Application-granular data encryption and data shredding

Quality of Service

Quality of Service

Auto QoS – Automatically prevents noisy neighbor issues
QoS Limits – Set explicit IOPS and/or bandwidth limits


Multicloud Storage

Create a multicloud environment. All Nimble arrays are ready for the cloud. Deploy any combination of Nimble Cloud Ready Flash arrays and Nimble Cloud Volumes. Your apps won’t know the difference.

Cloud Ready

Cloud Ready

Future-proof your data center for the cloud
All Nimble arrays are ready for the cloud

Flash Here. Flash Everywhere.

Flash Here. Flash Everywhere.

Easily place and move data between public clouds and your data center

Transparent Application Mobility

Transparent Application Mobility

Move data seamlessly between any combination of All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays in a cluster


SmartSecure:

Seamless, Integrated, and Efficient Encryption

Secure the advantages of integrated, software-based Nimble Storage encryption.

The Nimble Storage SmartSecure feature enables encryption and shredding on a per-application basis. It saves storage capacity and operations time. And unlike encryption solutions from other storage system vendors, the flexible SmartSecure requires no custom drives, dedicated firmware, or expensive licensing.

1. Secure Data with Flexible Software-Based Encryption

Easily implement encryption, at no additional cost. You can enable Nimble SmartSecure on any Nimble Storage platform with just a software upgrade.

The SmartSecure feature uses your existing drives, and has minimal impact on performance. The encryption works seamlessly with existing Nimble features such as snapshots, replication, and zero-copy cloning; it can also be implemented across SSDs and HDDs within the array and on external shelves.

2. Encrypt at the Application (Volume) Level

Efficiently provide encryption in consolidation storage environments and multi-tenant storage environments.

You can enable SmartSecure encryption wherever you need it — on a per-application (volume) or per-array basis. You can also shred on a per-volume basis, which is especially useful for compliance and sensitive data environments, as well as for cloud service providers. SmartSecure also makes for worry-free Return Materials Authorization (RMA), removing concerns about sensitive data stored on SSDs or HDDs.

3. Save Time and Capacity: One-and-Done Encryption

Streamline the encryption of your compressed data and replicated data. With SmartSecure, you only need to encrypt stored data once.

When the data is compressed by the Nimble Predictive Flash platform, you preserve your capacity savings by not having to rehydrate (reconstitute) the data that you want to secure. When the encrypted data is replicated to another site, the data will remain encrypted during the transfer and be stored securely on the target system.

Nimble SmartSecure offers you storage encryption and shredding at the per-application level, streamlined encryption of compressed data and replicated data — and substantial savings in capacity, cost, and operations time.

Encrypt Without Cost

Encrypt Without Cost

Encrypt at the Application Level

Encrypt at the Application Level

Encrypt Only Once

Encrypt Only Once

SmartSnap and SmartReplicate:

Apply Integrated Data Protection that Maximizes Efficiency and Reduces Risk

Gain the advantages of implementing a complete storage foundation for comprehensive and efficient data protection.

The Nimble Storage data protection is a fully integrated package for primary storage, backup, and disaster recovery that reduces risk as well as operational overhead and complexity. It features Nimble SmartSnap™ snapshots and SmartReplicate™ replication, and is included with the Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform.

1. Streamline Snapshots and Disaster Recovery

Nimble Storage SmartSnap makes it easy to take instant snapshots (point-in-time copies that capture changed data). Enabling SmartSnap streamlines snapshot performance and space efficiency. Its snapshots reside on the same array as production data, making restores nearly instantaneous. In addition, SmartSnap snapshots consume up to 30x less space than other storage vendors’ snapshots do. You can easily meet aggressive recovery point objectives and retain granular snapshots for longer periods.

Nimble Storage SmartReplicate streamlines disaster recovery. SmartReplicate enables WAN-efficient replication on a per-volume or volume-collection basis, facilitating rapid recovery at another site in the event of a disaster.

2. Save Valuable Time with Instant Backups

SmartSnap performs instant application-consistent and VM-consistent backups. Nimble Storage data protection is integrated with VMware as well as the Microsoft VSS framework, and uses application templates with pre-tuned storage parameters.

3. Simplify Management for Higher Productivity

With Nimble Storage, data protection management is greatly simplified because it eliminates the need for both primary and backup storage tiers.

Nimble Storage integrates with leading ecosystem vendor tools such as Commvault Simpana security software and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager replication to simplify your data protection management.

The Nimble Storage InfoSight cloud-connected management engine shows on intuitive dashboards how the data protection strategies you implement affect resource utilization and application performance levels. InfoSight can also proactively notify you of potential issues and provide prescriptive recommendations for meeting SLAs most efficiently.

Nimble Storage data protection offers you fully integrated storage data protection that reduces complexity, overhead, and risk — enabling your enterprise to maintain business continuity and improve its responsiveness.

Data Protection Featuring SmartSnap and SmartReplicate

Thin, Redirect-on-Write Snapshots

Thin, Redirect-on-Write Snapshots
You can protect your data with hourly snapshots, and easily retain them for weeks or months on a single array.

Instant Recovery

Instant Recovery
Snapshots reside on the same physical array as primary data for instantaneous recovery.

Efficient Replication

Efficient Replication
Only compressed, changed blocks are sent over the network for simple and WAN-efficient disaster recovery

Application-Consistent Snapshots

Application-Consistent Snapshots
Nimble enables instant application/VMconsistent backups using VSS framework and VMware integration, using application templates with pre-tuned storage parameters.