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Need to Spin Up 300, 500, or 800 Virtual Desktops?

Citrix Synergy is taking place in Orlando next Tuesday through Thursday, and Nimble Storage will be there, focusing on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) deployments leveraging our SmartStack reference architecture with Cisco and Citrix. VDI has now gone mainstream, but designing the right infrastructure stack can still be a huge challenge for many organizations, especially those with […]

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SAP HANA Certification – A High Standard to Meet, But Worth the Effort

Alongside this week’s announcement of Nimble Storage’s new SmartStack solution for SAP HANA, you might have noticed something about the Nimble CS500 and CS700 Adaptive Flash arrays being certified by SAP as enterprise storage solutions for the SAP HANA platform. Ho-hum, another certification. Actually, there’s a lot more to it than that. A team of […]

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Streamlining Storage Management in Hyper-V Environments

Management of IT infrastructure in the data center is the fastest growing cost component in today’s data center economics. This is particularly challenging for enterprise IT customers, as users’ storage requirements continue to expand elastically as their applications grow and virtualization becomes mainstream. Successful IT solutions must lower the complexity and cost of managing this […]

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The Business Value of Per-VM Monitoring in InfoSight

Nimble Storage announced recently that the InfoSight storage analytics service had been upgraded so that customers using VMware’s vCenter can monitor their arrays right down to the individual VM (virtual machine) level. It sounds great, but how does this translate into business value for companies trying to better manage their ever-expanding storage infrastructure? Part of […]

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Amazon and Nimble: Integrating Cloud and Flash Storage

Today, in data centers around the world, IT executives continue to debate the relative merits of storing enterprise data on-premise or in a public cloud. Meanwhile, the line-of-business owners responsible for generating all that data are dealing with a different problem – more and more data! Regardless of where the data’s stored, IT execs and […]

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For Performance, Virtualized Environments Need More Than Flash

With flash becoming mainstream in the corporate data center, some people have mistakenly assumed that flash can solve any performance problem, especially in virtualized environments like VMware’s vSphere. The reality is that many storage admins and vSphere admins must spend a lot of time performing environmental health checks for early detection of any issues, and […]

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Enterprise Storage – The Big Picture, at a Granular Level

For enterprise IT leaders, managing storage in their data centers has always presented challenges, particularly as user requirements have expanded and virtualization has become mainstream. Legacy storage systems have become more and more expensive and difficult to manage – and some vendors require customers to support three different operating systems for three different tiers of […]

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Channel Partners Key to Capturing the Enterprise Data Storage Business

Today’s corporate data center is packed with complex technologies, to the extent that most enterprise data storage architects are hard-pressed to keep up to date with the latest tools and techniques. That’s why leading vendors like Nimble Storage work closely with channel partners who add value through systems integration, specialized domain expertise, consulting, custom software […]

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