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White Papers Description Format
Scale-to-Fit Storage This paper explains how Nimble Storage solutions cost-effectively scale to customers’ specific capacity and performance requirements. Customers can non-disruptively and independently scale capacity, cache, or compute; or combine multiple arrays into a scale-out storage cluster. 5-Page PDF

Redefining Flash Storage

Until now, organizations contending with exponential data growth and the intense performance demands of business-critical applications have had to compromise on capacity and performance. With its innovative Adaptive Flash platform, Nimble Storage has eliminated these problems by enabling the dynamic and intelligent allocation of storage resources based on changing application needs. 5-Page PDF

A Foundation for System Availability

This paper highlights the design elements that go into overall system availability and detail the methodology used to show that the Nimble installed base is running at greater than 99.999% (five nines) uptime. 5-Page PDF

Efficient and Adaptive Flash-Optimized
Storage for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

This paper explains how Nimble Storage flash-optimized hybrid storage arrays and comprehensive SmartStack solutions eliminate the complexity of traditional storage architectures by delivering efficient and adaptive performance and capacity for VDI environments. 7-Page PDF

Best Practices Guides Description Format
Microsoft Windows File Sharing This guide provides a reference architecture and decision assistance for implementing file sharing solutions leveraging Nimble Storage. 13-Page PDF
Microsoft SQL Server Best practices for provisioning a database storage design that will optimize performance and eliminate database backup windows. 12-Page PDF
Microsoft Hyper-V How to maximize your Hyper-V system availability and off-site recovery with minimal effort. 25-Page PDF
Microsoft Exchange Best practices in designing your Exchange implementation on Nimble Storage to deliver optimal performance, protection, and availability. 10-Page PDF
VMware vSphere 5 Design considerations and best practices, along with vSphere storage features interoperability 24-Page PDF
VMware Site Recovery Manager
(SRM)
Co-authored by Nimble Storage and VMware, this techinical guide describes how Nimble Storage fully integrates with VMware SRM to automate DR protection, test, and recovery. 21-Page PDF
VMware View VDI Simple configuration guidelines for optimizing Nimble Storage systems for VMware View VDI deployments. 12-Page PDF
MySQL 5.6 with InnoDB on
Oracle Linux & RHEL 6
Nimble Storage systems provide I/O optimization and protection features that greatly benefit MySQL 5.6 with InnoDB Storage Engine running on Oracle Linux 6 and Red Hat 6 operating system implementations. This in-depth guide explains internal I/O processes that MySQL uses to store data on disk. You can use this to implement best practices for provisioning storage for MySQL environments that will optimize performance and eliminate backup windows. 16-Page PDF
Oracle Disaster Recovery This 20-page step-by-step guide demonstrates how DBAs can configure Nimble Storage replication for Oracle database and how to meet availability needs. 20-Page PDF
Architecting Storage in
Virtualized Environments
How to leverage advances in storage technology to accelerate performance, simplify management, and cut costs in virtualized environments. 8-Page PDF
Networking How to connect Nimble Storage iSCSI arrays to management and data networks, and how to choose iSCSI switches. 8-Page PDF

Technical Reports Description Format
Oracle Test and Dev Guide

How to architect an efficient Oracle test and development environment running ASM using Nimble Storage and leveraging Nimble's zero-copy cloning capability.

19-Page PDF
Oracle Database Backup and Recovery

This 16-page technical report describes how to leverage Nimble’s efficient snapshot and cloning capabilities for backing up and restoring Oracle databases. Both RMAN and user-managed methods for ASM and file system deployments are covered.

16-Page PDF
Nimble Storage SmartStack™ for
Windows Server with Hyper-V

This technical report covers the pre-validated Nimble Storage SmartStack™ for Windows server leveraging Cisco UCS C-Series and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V Technology.

9-Page PDF