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Cloud Storage


Nimble Storage delivers the ideal solution for cloud service providers, SaaS vendors, and enterprises looking to achieve cloud-like agility. With Nimble’s Storage on Demand pricing, organizations can pay for on-premise storage much in the way they would any utility – based on usage and without the rigidity of a long-term contract.

Nimble Storage’s Predictive Flash platform allows storage resources to be intelligently and dynamically allocated to satisfy the mixed workloads common to today’s cloud services. Sophisticated space-saving features reduce datacenter footprint by as much as 75 percent, dramatically decreasing storage and datacenter costs.

Overview:

cloud storage on demand

InfoSight, Nimble’s cloud-based storage management portal, simplifies storage service management, allowing cloud operators to manage and monitor storage and service levels from a single Web browser.

More then 350 independent service providers use Nimble’s cloud solutions, taking advantage of their simplicity, efficiency and reliability.

Nimble delivers these benefits for cloud builders and operators:

  • Pay for the storage you use. Don’t pay for the storage you don’t useNimble’s Storage On Demand takes the guesswork out of buying storage, allowing you to choose a performance level, and pay only for the capacity you use.
  • Get better than 99.999 percent measured system availability. Nimble’s resiliency, data protection, and data recovery features enable cloud builders to launch 24/7 cloud services available even in the event of a disaster.
  • Dramatically reduce your datacenter footprint. The underlying efficiencies of Nimble's Adaptive Flash platform, together with features like in-line data compression and zero-copy cloning mean that Nimble arrays use as much as 75 percent less space than competing storage solutions, dramatically cutting operating costs.
  • Simplify storage management with InfoSight. Nimble’s cloud-based management portal offers a complete view of all storage resources and monitors service levels from a single Web browser.

Storage on Demand – Pay-Per-Use Pricing

On demand, per-GB-per-month usage pricing for Nimble Storage flash arrays. You pay only for what you use, and we automatically deliver enough storage to ensure you never run out. Pay only for what you use monthly without any long-term contracts.

Storage on Demand – Pay-Per-Use Pricing

Connect Your Storage to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

Get the best of both worlds. Run compute on AWS or Azure. Secure and control YOUR data using a Nimble array that’s connected to the cloud. All while reducing your monthly transfer costs and providing absolute performance to your critical applications.

Connect Your Storage to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft 

Build Your Cloud

Thousands of cloud providers, SaaS companies, and enterprises build and manage their clouds using Nimble Storage Predictive Flash Platforms. One platform that delivers data velocity to a wide range of enterprise and cloud apps. With the ability move apps between All flash and Adaptive flash arrays you can match storage costs to service levels. While Infosight provides predictive analytics and intelligent automation you can manage your cloud effortlessly and with agility.

Build Your Cloud

Storage on Demand

Video: Nimble Storage on Demand (3:03)

See how Nimble Storage on Demand works and how it differs from other offerings. Pay only for the storage you use and don’t get locked into long-term contracts.


Storage on Demand, Nimble Storage’s pay-per-use subscription service for on-premise storage, eliminates the guesswork and waste that often results from owned or leased storage solutions. Nimble offers a straightforward approach to pricing with four levels of service from high-performance Platinum to capacity-optimized Bronze.

Powered by InfoSight analytics and reporting, Storage on Demand billing accurately reflects usage. You pay only for the storage you use — even if your usage drops. Storage on Demand delivers unparalleled flexibility and cloud-like agility: You’re no longer locked into a long-term lease, or bear the burden of fixed assets. Subscription plans are based on performance levels, rather than rigid configurations your organization may outgrow. And Storage on Demand lets you determine where the storage resides — in your datacenter, private cloud, colocation facility, or connected to the service provider of your choice.

Cloud Service for On-Premise Flash Storage

Storage on Demand provides the agility of a cloud service with the security of on-premise flash storage that you control and manage. Pay only for what you use and avoid the guesswork and waste from owning or leasing flash storage.

Highlights

  • Pay for what you use. Don’t pay for what you don’t use. Billings accurately reflect usage — even when it shrinks — eliminating wasted resources and saving money.
  • Never run out. A 10 percent capacity buffer is built into — and automatically maintained — for every configuration, even as your usage grows. Nimble automatically ships additional capacity before it is needed; you don’t pay for it until it’s used.
  • No excessive lock-ins. After a one-year commitment, you can select a flexible month-to-month subscription.

Key Benefits

  • Cloud economics for on-premise storage
  • No capital expenses, long-term leases, or billing surprises
  • Flexible service levels and business terms to suit your needs

Compare

This is NOT a tiered lease. Your monthly bill will reflect your actual usage – whether it goes up or down.

cloud storage comparison

Buy/lease: Fixed payments lead to waste.

Other storage on demand services: Tiered leases with stepped payments; costs don't decrease even when usage drops.

Nimble Storage on Demand: Payments match usage with no waste.


Never Run Out

Never Run Out

We use InfoSight to monitor your actual usage and automatically ship additional capacity and performance before it is needed. Of course you don't pay for the additional resources until you use them.

No Long-Term Contracts

No Long-Term Contracts

You only commit to one-year at a minimum of 40TB. After one year you can go month-to-month or cancel entirely.

Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage for Amazon Web Services

Get the best of both worlds. Run compute on AWS or Azure. Secure and control YOUR data using a Nimble array that’s connected to the cloud. All while reducing your monthly transfer costs and providing absolute performance to your critical applications.

Get the best of both worlds with private storage to secure your data and the flexibility of public cloud for compute.

CIOs are constantly being challenged to develop and execute on a cloud strategy with the charter to reduce costs, be more agile, gain insights through data, support lines of business, and do all this without compromising the crown jewels: their company’s data. The benefits of cloud computing are undisputed. But when it comes to data, there are technical, logistical, as well as compliance and governance challenges. These relate to the: 

  • Cost and time it takes to move large amounts of data to and from the cloud
  • Security of the data
  • Ability to achieve enterprise levels of reliability, durability and performance
  • Ability to guarantee the ownership and maintain control of the data for regulatory compliance

Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage for Amazon Web Services combines the Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform and AWS EC2 cloud computing services using AWS Direct Connect and/or Equinix Cloud Exchange connectivity solutions. The storage is located in Equinix colocation facilities at close proximity to AWS data centers to deliver fast, low-latency performance.

Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage for Amazon Web Services

Direct Connectivity to AWS
EC2 instances connect directly to block storage volumes running on Nimble arrays. This provides access to secure, feature rich and high performance storage over a fast and low-latency connection. Equinix Cloud Exchange provides further flexibility with EC2 and Nimble storage connectivity by providing self-service on-demand provisioning and switchable virtual connections in the colocation facility.

Efficient Data Movement
The most efficient way to move data to the cloud is not to move it at all! Instead of moving data to and from the cloud over slow and insecure Internet connections, the cloud connects directly to your storage. For hybrid clouds where you do need to move data from your on-premise storage to your cloud-connected storage Nimble’s efficient data replication ensures all data is compressed and only changed data is sent to minimise bandwidth requirements.

Get More Done in the Cloud Using Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage

Cloud-connected storage opens up new possibilities and use cases that are not possible in purely private or public cloud implementations:

Lower Disaster Recovery Costs
Pay for disaster recovery only when you need it instead of keeping fully operational secondary servers up at all times. Leverage the elastic compute of EC2 to quickly enable your DR site for drills and actual failures and turn them off when you are done. All the while Nimble’s efficient data replication ensures your DR data is up-to-date and secure.

Improve Development and Test Environments
If your production environment is on-premise, it is difficult to leverage the cloud for dev/test since you need to move data back and forth between the cloud. With Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage, instant snapshots are made of your production environment and zero-copy clones of that data are immediately available for EC2 instances that can be spun up quickly for dev/test.

Secure Private Storage for Enterprise Applications in the Cloud
Stop debating which applications can move to the cloud due to concerns about security, privacy performance, and reliability. With Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage, you will always control your data while taking advantage of EC2 cloud compute.

Other use cases such as big data analytics and application cloud bursting can leverage Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage to gain agility and improve performance while maintaining sovereignty and ownership of your data.

Benefits

Data Sovereignty and Ownership
Breakdown one of the top barriers in cloud adoption. You always own and control your data when you use Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage allowing you to address data security as well as corporate compliance or governance requirements.

Use Hybrid Cloud without Data Migration
Nimble’s efficient data replication allows you to gain efficiency, reduce data transfer times, and reduce network costs by avoiding large data migrations to and from your on-premise storage or private cloud to the public cloud.

Data Durability and Reliability
Even when the cloud experiences problems, your data is always safe with Nimble. Our storage arrays have proven 99.9997% uptime and reliability over thousands of systems deployed in production. With triple-parity RAID protection, data durability is improved by over 1,000x compared to traditional RAID6 protection.

Improve Performance
Overall performance gains are achieved with low-latency connectivity provided by Amazon Direct Connect and Equinix Cloud Exchange combined with Nimble’s Predictive Flash platform that accelerates performance and optimises capacity.

Storage On Demand
Cloud pay-as-you-go models changed the way IT consumes and pays for computing resources. Now with Nimble’s Storage On Demand pay-for-what-you-use pricing model, you can pay for and consume private storage in the same way.

Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage for Microsoft Azure

Get the best of both worlds with private storage to secure your data and the flexibility of public cloud for compute.

CIOs are constantly being challenged to develop and execute on a cloud strategy with the charter to reduce costs, be more agile, gain insights through data, support lines of business, and do all this without compromising the crown jewels: their company’s data. The benefits of cloud computing are undisputed. But when it comes to data, there are technical, logistical, as well as compliance and governance challenges. These relate to the:

  • Cost and time it takes to move large amounts of data to and from the cloud
  • Security of the data
  • Ability to achieve enterprise levels of reliability, durability and performance
  • Ability to guarantee the ownership and maintain control of the data for regulatory compliance

Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage for Microsoft Azure combines the Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform and Azure Virtual Machines cloud computing services using Azure ExpressRoute and/or Equinix Cloud Exchange connectivity solutions. The storage is located in Equinix colocation facilities at close proximity to Azure data centers to deliver fast, low-latency performance.

Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage for Microsoft Azure

Direct Connectivity to Azure
Azure virtual machines connect directly to block storage volumes running on Nimble arrays. This provides access to secure, feature rich and high performance storage over a fast and low-latency connection. Equinix Cloud Exchange provides further flexibility with Azure and Nimble storage connectivity by providing self-service on-demand provisioning and switchable virtual connections in the colocation facility.

Efficient Data Movement
The most efficient way to move data to the cloud is not to move it at all! Instead of moving data to and from the cloud over slow and insecure Internet connections, the cloud connects directly to your storage. For hybrid clouds where you do need to move data from your on-premise storage to your cloud-connected storage Nimble’s efficient data replication ensures all data is compressed and only changed data is sent to minimize bandwidth requirements.

Get More Done in the Cloud Using Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage

Cloud-connected storage opens up new possibilities and use cases that are not possible in purely private or public cloud implementations:

Lower Disaster Recovery Costs
Pay for disaster recovery only when you need it instead of keeping fully operational secondary servers up at all times. Leverage the ability to quickly turn on Azure virtual machines to enable your DR site for drills and actual failures and turn them off when you are done. All the while Nimble’s efficient data replication ensures your DR data is up-to-date and secure.

Improve Development and Test Environments
If your production environment is on-premise, it is difficult to leverage the cloud for dev/test since you need to move data back and forth between the cloud. With Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage, instant snapshots are made of your production environment and zero-copy clones of that data are immediately available for Azure virtual machines that can be spun up quickly for dev/test.

Secure Private Storage for Enterprise Applications in the Cloud
Stop debating which applications can move to the cloud due to concerns about security, privacy performance, and reliability. With Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage, you will always control your data while taking advantage of Azure virtual machines for cloud compute.

Other use cases such as big data analytics and application cloud bursting can leverage Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage to gain agility, improve performance, while maintaining sovereignty and ownership of your data.

Benefits

Data Sovereignty and Ownership
Breakdown one of the top barriers in cloud adoption. You always own and control your data when you use Nimble Cloud-Connected Storage allowing you to address data security as well as corporate compliance or governance requirements.

Use Hybrid Cloud without Data Migration
Nimble’s efficient data replication allows you to gain efficiency, reduce data transfer times, and reduce network costs by avoiding large data migrations to and from your on-premise storage or private cloud to the public cloud.

Data Durability and Reliability
Even when the cloud experiences problems, your data is always safe with Nimble. Our storage arrays have proven 99.9997% uptime and reliability over thousands of systems deployed in production. With triple-parity RAID protection, data durability is improved by over 1,000x compared to traditional RAID6 protection.

Improve Performance
Overall performance gains are achieved with low-latency connectivity provided by Azure ExpressRoute and Equinix Cloud Exchange combined with Nimble’s Predictive Flash platform that accelerates performance and optimizes capacity.

Storage On Demand
Cloud pay-as-you-go models changed the way IT consumes and pays for computing resources. Now with Nimble’s Storage On Demand pay-for-what-you-use pricing model, you can pay for and consume private storage in the same way.