Analyst Reports

Analyst Reports


Understand why Gartner has named Nimble Storage a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Arrays, after two years as a Visionary. Leaders are selected for their completeness of vision and ability to execute, coupled with market share, credibility, and the sales and marketing capabilities required to drive the broad acceptance of new technologies.


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An essential companion to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the Critical Capabilities report provides deeper insights into midrange storage providers’ product offerings. This research quantifies eight critical measures of product attractiveness across six high-impact, midrange storage array use cases.

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) reports the results of their Economic Value Validation (EVV) analysis on Nimble Storage CS-Series Adaptive Flash systems. ESG’s EVV framework is designed to help organizations weigh the costs and benefits of Nimble Storage solutions versus the traditional options they may be currently using. ESG’s analysis resulted in impressive ROI for Nimble solutions, ranging from 325-472%.

In this Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) report, senior analyst Mark Peters examines how Nimble Storage has grown dramatically in the increasingly competitive storage market. Peters notes that “…incumbent vendors struggle to deliver the package, service, experience, ROI, and sheer ‘cool’ factor that Nimble does.” September 2014.

Technology anaylst firm ESG provides test results on the capabilities and benefits of Nimble Storage’s scale-out architecture configuration in a lab environment. The report provides examples of how a Nimble Storage scale-out cluster can be configured and deployed to support many of the most critical workloads managed by today’s enterprises.

This Taneja group solution profile reviews Nimble Storage’s three fundamental advantages for VDI storage: highly efficient performance and capacity, reliable and efficient data protection, and ease of deployment and management.

Analyst firm IDC compares Nimble Storage’s hybrid solution with the bolt-on flash solutions from large storage providers.IDC analysts note among other differentiators: “The size, agility, and innovative nature of its (Nimble’s) solution allow it to displace the incumbents in many situations.”

Independent analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW describes how evaluating and selecting a storage vendor is as important to the successful implementation of a virtualized application environment as any technical feature. A list of 8 critical features for success is provided.

The Taneja Group reviews Nimble Storage’s InfoSight Portal, a data sciences-based approach to customer support. Two customer interviews are included that describe how InfoSight helped solve performance issues, monitor storage, and plan for growth.

ESG examines how Nimble Storage has created an integrated architecture that effectively addresses increasingly complex performance and data protection needs.

In this third-party report, IDC profiles Nimble Storage technology, functionality, strategy, and business outlook.

eWeek highlights how the Nimble Storage CS260 is optimized for virtualization and backup, combining tier 1 and tier 2 enterprise storage capabilities into one platform.

Analyst Videos

ESG: Five Nines Availability with Nimble Storage InfoSight
In this video produced by Enterprise Strategy Group, lead analyst Steve Duplessie details the Nimble approach to achieving ‘five nines’ availability and overall system health.

ESG: Adaptive Flash for Adaptable IT
ESG senior analyst Mark Peters outlines the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform and how it allows IT to address a wide range of performance- and capacity-intensive applications within a single architecture.