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Nomination. Fifty-two enterprise data storage systems products in six categories stood out among the hundreds of entries for the 2012 Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Products of the Year.
"Venture capital investors aren't just looking for successful companies, they are looking for explosive growth," said Alan Murray, deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal. “The Next Big Thing list highlights companies that have a chance of providing that kind of growth." Nimble Storage is ranked #26 in 2012.
"The Wall Street Journal 'Next Big Thing' ranking seeks to pinpoint U.S. venture-backed companies with the greatest promise to succeed. Some 5,743 candidates were considered before the top 50 were selected." Nimble Storage is ranked #17 in 2011.
"The CRN Test Center has selected the Nimble CS Series Storage Array as its Product of the Year because of its high performance and the timely introduction of a software layer that adds value to how a storage server can move data quickly."
"Nimble Storage is taking a unique approach by converging primary and secondary storage in a single iSCSI system that includes flash drives and SATA drives. Features include inline data compression, data deduplication and WAN replication."
"Nimble Storage has built what IT administrators might call the Holy Grail of high-performance data storage: a single box that delivers primary and secondary iSCSI storage along with off-site backup that does not involve tape, optical media or even backup time. For its fault tolerance, performance and innovative software, the CRN Test Center strongly recommends the CS240 from Nimble Storage."
"Network World's 25 New IT Companies to Watch are building a broad array of new IT products for the cloud computing and virtualization age. Nimble's converged iSCSI storage, backup and disaster recovery products combine fast SSD storage with inexpensive SATA drives to give customers primary and backup storage in one device."
"At InfoWorld, we've identified 25 IT startups that we think are worth watching. These startups have recently released their first products or remain in stealth mode, and typically have financial backing from venture capitalists."
"SNW’s Rising Star Award recognizes the best and brightest in the storage industry for leadership and innovation."
Best New Information Technology Hardware. The Golden Bridge Business Awards were created to honor and generate industry-wide and peer recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and individuals from all over the world.
"The 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 winners are rapidly pushing outside the bounds of existing markets and away from established legacy players. These companies represent leadership in the global innovation community and are developing vital, forward-thinking software and hardware solutions and technologies. Each company was selected based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
"It's not easy to classify storage start-ups since they are involved in completely different technologies. But we did it: This ranking follows the worldwide storage industry considering the technology of each company and the growth of the firm."
"The Networks Products Guide 'Hot Companies' industry and peer awards are the world's premier information technology awards, honoring achievements in every facet of the IT industry.
"Venture capitalists are always searching for start-ups that are developing truly original technology with the potential to transform the marketplace," said Scott Austin, editor of Dow Jones VentureWire. "The FASTech 50 cuts through the clutter of me-too start-ups to highlight companies developing the most innovative and investment-worthy technologies."
"We created the Execullence Awards to allow our attendees, industry insiders, a way to recognize and choose companies and technologies that stand out amongst their peers at the ExecEvent. Nimble Storage rose to the top," said Greg Duplessie, founder of the ExecEvent.