SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/13 -- VMworld San Francisco 2013 -- Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, today announced a new converged infrastructure reference architecture leveraging Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and VMware vSphere®. At the core of this converged infrastructure are VMware vSphere 5.1, flash-optimized Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays, and Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers. Together, these components allow IT organizations to scale as needed to respond faster to changing business needs, while lowering project risks and capital expenses.
Nimble launched a series of SmartStack pre-validated reference architectures that minimize the challenges associated with deploying application, server, hypervisor, networking and storage components as an integrated solution. At the heart of every SmartStack solution is a pre-validated reference architecture leveraging Nimble Storage CS-Series and strategic partners' solutions. By testing and validating the combined solutions, Nimble Storage creates prescriptive architectures that help organizations accelerate deployment and minimize risk associated with deploying solutions in the data center, whether it be for server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or data protection.
Highlights of the Business Critical Applications Prescriptive Reference Architecture:
"Having access to a pre-validated framework comprised of our exact networking, storage and hypervisor is a huge advantage that simplifies the deployment process. Our IT environment has a combination of Cisco, VMware and Nimble Storage to support our SQL databases. After deploying Nimble arrays we obtained a 50% decrease in storage costs and 2x in performance gain."
- Jacob Wilde, lead systems engineer, Virtual Radiologic
"We implemented Nimble storage arrays during a technology refresh of our aging IT infrastructure. When looking for a new storage solution we knew it needed to have cost benefit and the ability to reduce our footprint since we have limited data center space. We deployed Cisco UCS servers and VMware vSphere® 5.1 in addition to our Nimble storage arrays where we're currently running SQL, SharePoint and fileshares. Having a reference architecture is an ideal scenario when looking to deploy disparate solutions."
- Amado Garcia, senior systems administrator, Community Health Plan of Washington
"Our customers are constantly seeking ways to minimize IT complexity as they deploy new solutions that enable them to scale to meet their growing business needs. Providing a pre-validated structure that outlines storage planning and architectural design has become an imperative for a successful deployment."
- Sanjay Katyal, vice president, Global Alliances and OEMs, VMware
"When managing business critical applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL server and SharePoint, to drive business operations, organizations are burdened with constant increases in cost and complexity. SmartStack for Business Critical Applications provides a truly modular approach, simplifying the management and deployment process of virtualized business applications. With this pre-validated architecture, organizations are better equipped to respond to changing business needs with the ability to scale as needs grow."
- Radhika Krishnan, vice president of product marketing and alliances, Nimble Storage
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