Nimble Storage Unveils Predictive All Flash Arrays & Leapfrogs Competition

New All Flash Arrays Deliver 1.2M IOPS, 8PB+ Scalability and 99.9997%

Measured Availability at a 33 to 66 Percent Lower Total Cost of Ownership

BCN Group‘s flash storage partner, Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), have announced a new series of Predictive All Flash arrays, combining fast flash performance with InfoSight Predictive Analytics to deliver data velocity. The Nimble AF-Series All Flash arrays deliver absolute performance, superior scalability and non-stop availability, at a total cost of ownership (TCO) that is up to 33 to 66 percent lower than competitive arrays. With the addition of the AF-Series to the Nimble Predictive Flash platform portfolio, Nimble provides enterprise IT organizations with a single consolidation architecture to accelerate, protect and scale all enterprise applications and deliver data velocity to end users.

“Our All Flash array delivers absolute speed for performance sensitive applications and workloads. It accelerates, scales, and delivers lower TCO than competing All Flash arrays,” said Ajay Singh, vice president of product management, Nimble. “Our engineers are so confident in the readiness of our All Flash arrays that we’ve been powering core Nimble production engineering infrastructure services on an AF7000 array for several weeks and have experienced flawless service.”
“Our IT organization deployed the Nimble All Flash array to support increased performance for our SQL database. We have teams that generate hundreds of reports that can take hours to run on our legacy storage. The performance of our SQL database increased by an order of magnitude with the Nimble AF7000 array, compared to our legacy tiered storage system. SQL database queries increased from 800 a second to 12,000 a second, and a report that took approximately one hour now runs in three minutes,” said Sal DiRosa, senior systems engineer, Lender Live Network, Inc, a Colorado-based mortgage services provider. “Due to the criticality of application responsiveness, we’re looking for a storage platform to exhibit not just increased performance, but also consistent low latency, so that we can meet our service level agreements for end users, including banks and lenders. The Nimble All Flash array has exceeded our expectations.”

Sheer Performance with Unmatched Scalability

The Nimble AF-Series All Flash arrays deliver the performance, scalability and consistent low latency required to power the all flash data center. The flagship Nimble AF9000 All Flash array delivers performance of up to 350,000 IOPS at sub-millisecond latency and scales effective capacity to over 2PB in just 12U, significantly higher in comparison to competitive all flash arrays. Further, in scale-out four-node cluster configurations, the AF9000 can non-disruptively and independently scale performance up to 1.2M IOPS and effective capacity to over 8PBs, an order of magnitude greater than competitive all flash arrays. AF-Series arrays are application optimized and support a full range of industry leading enterprise applications to dramatically ease deployment and simplify management.
“Our Nimble Adaptive Flash platform performs extremely well across mixed workloads; when we added the Nimble AF7000 All Flash array, the performance we gained greatly exceeded our expectations, as well as the expectations of our customers. The speed of our Nimble All Flash array will undoubtedly be a transformative aspect of our business in the near-term,” said Joshua Henderson, CTO, Clearview International.
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About BCN Group Ltd

BCN Group Ltd are a managed IT solutions company based in Manchester Airport servicing the UK for IT Consultancy & Support, Hosted Solutions, Virtualisation, Storage, and Connectivity.

About Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is the leader in predictive flash storage solutions. Nimble offers a Predictive Flash platform that combines flash performance with predictive analytics to predict and prevent barriers to data velocity caused by complex IT infrastructure. Nimble customers experience absolute performance, non-stop availability and cloud-like agility that accelerate critical business processes. More than 7,500 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed the Nimble Predictive Flash Platform across more than 50 countries.