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Flash Storage Solutions for Server Virtualization
A Single Platform for Virtualized Workloads


Flash Storage Solutions for Server Virtualization

The Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform enables businesses to deploy a single platform for all of their virtualized workloads. Deliver absolute performance, scale without disruption as you add Virtual Machines (VMs) to your virtualized server network, and manage storage as just another aspect of the virtualized environment.

Overview:

Nimble Storage delivers these benefits for server virtualization:

  • Price/ Performance: Flash-optimized hybrid storage, inline compression, high-capacity disk, and zero-copy cloning deliver capacity reductions of up to 75 percent
  • Seamless Scaling: Easily scale performance and capacity independently without downtime to meet the demands of growing workloads
  • Business Continuity: High availability and efficient data protection minimize downtime during both local failures and larger site-wide disasters
  • Simplified Management: InfoSight™ provides detailed visibility into performance and latency in virtualized environments, enabling customers to proactively identify and resolve VM resource contention issues without unnecessary and expensive upgrades

Server Virtualization Solutions with Microsoft and VMware

Nimble Storage server virtualization solutions are deeply integrated with Microsoft and VMware. Learn more:

  • Adaptive Flash Storage for Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Adaptive Flash Storage for VMware vSphere

Increase Virtual Machine Performance

Run virtualized applications faster

Run virtualized applications faster

Consolidate more virtualized applications

Consolidate more virtualized applications

Move VMs between all-flash and adaptive flash to meet changing performance needs

Move VMs between all-flash and adaptive flash to meet changing performance needs

Integrate with Virtualized Environments Seamlessly

Offload VM data services from the server, provide seamless disaster recovery, manage and provision your Nimble array directly from your VM console.

Integrate with Virtualized Environments Seamlessly

Take the Guesswork Out of Scaling Your Virtualized Server Infrastructure

Comprehensive Data Reduction

Deduplication and compression ensures a cost-effective ‘right-sized’ deployment

Scale-to-Fit

Scale from small to large deployments seamlessly and non-disruptively

Server Virtualization for VMware vSphere

VMware Ready
The Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform enables businesses to deploy a single platform for all of their virtualized workloads. Deliver absolute performance, scale without disruption as you add nodes to your VMware cluster, and manage storage as just another aspect of the virtualized environment.

Key Benefits

  • Meet virtualized infrastructure growth challenges with scale-to-fit storage performance and capacity
  • Quickly deploy virtual machines and applications, including test/development environments
  • Cost-effectively deploy virtualization with higher VM-to-host consolidation ratios
  • Leverage InfoSight™ for granular visibility into VM performance and latency, and proactively identify and resolve complex VM resource contention issues without unnecessary and costly storage upgrades

Take the Guesswork Out of Virtualization with Powerful Data Analytics

InfoSight predicts and prevents issues across the application-to-storage stack that slow data velocity. VMvision extends InfoSight capability into the Virtual Machines themselves, providing actionable data to identify and resolve VM resource contention issues.

Virtual Machine Latency

Increase VM Performance for VMware

Provide the Absolute Storage Performance your VM’s require, meet your virtual machine density goals, and migrate those final few critical applications to your VMware infrastructure.

Integrate with VMware Seamlessly

Integrate with the newest VMware technologies such as Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management. Provision and monitor Nimble storage from vCenter and Nimble Connection Manager.

VMware vSphere

Nimble Storage integrates with VMware vSphere, including VSS, VAAI, SRM, and the vCenter plug-in, helping you to easily virtualize your business-critical applications. Learn more about implementing VMware vSphere with Nimble storage arrays by downloading our best practices guide:

Nimble Storage SmartStack for Business-Critical Applications on VMware

SmartStack for Business-Critical Applications is a certified reference architecture based on Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers, VMware vSphere, and Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays. SmartStack for Business-Critical Applications has been validated to support deployments of up to 500 users for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server.

SmartStack for Business-Critical Applications

SmartStack also unifies storage silos by enabling a single converged infrastructure for both virtualized business critical applications and desktop virtualization.

Server Virtualization for Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V

The Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform enables businesses to deploy a single platform for all of their Hyper-V workloads. Deliver absolute performance, scale without disruption as you add VMs to your Hyper-V network, and manage storage as just another aspect of the Windows Server environment.

Key Benefits

  • Optimize application stability with adaptive storage performance
  • Consolidate multiple Microsoft applications onto a single storage system
  • Accelerate applications and flexibly scale with best-of-breed solutions

Increase VM Performance for Hyper-V

Provide the Absolute Storage Performance your virtualized SQL Server and Exchange VMs require, meet your virtual machine density goals, and migrate those final few critical applications to your Windows Hyper-V infrastructure.

Integrate with Hyper-V Seamlessly

Nimble support’s Microsoft ODX Copy Offload Ability to allow data copy and move operations to be handled by the storage array rather than the OS. Integration with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) allows administrators to rapidly provision volumes within the SCVMM interface via SMI-S provider.

 Powerful Data Analytics

Take the guesswork out of Virtualization. InfoSight predicts and prevents issues across the application-to-storage stack that slow data velocity. Avoid downtime, predict future requirements and provide intuitive visualization of the status of your storage.

Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Nimble Storage complements Microsoft Hyper-V Server to enable easy deployment of private cloud environments. In addition, Nimble Storage arrays provide a high-performance end-user experience while also providing cost-effective capacity.

Nimble Storage SmartStack for Private Cloud with Cisco and Microsoft

Nimble Storage SmartStack for Private Cloud provides a tested, pre-validated reference architecture developed with Microsoft and Cisco.