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What's New Description Format
Nimble Storage InfoSight for VMs:
A Step Forward in Infrastructure Analysis
In this in-depth 12-page article, industry analyst and storage expert Enrico Signoretti offers up valuable insights into the role that data analytics plays in establishing a truly proactive storage support and management experience for enterprise IT. April 2015. 12-Page PDF

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

Flash-Optimized Storage for
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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

Nimble Storage for Splunk on
Oracle Linux and RHEL 6

How to configure Splunk Enterprise, running on Oracle Linux, RHEL 6, and Nimble Storage, including test results achieved with the SplunkIT test tool. 17-Page PDF

Best Practices Guides Description Format
NetBackup Snapshot Client Best practices for using the Symantec NetBackup Snapshot Client with the Nimble Storage VSS Provider. 20-Page PDF
Hadoop 2.x on Oracle Linux
and RHEL 6
This best practices guide for Hadoop shows you how to master your Big Data workloads with Nimble. Start leveraging the enormous Hadoop ecosystem (like HBase for SQL and Soir for text indexing) to tame your Big Data lake. 15-Page PDF
CommVault Simpana IntelliSnap Best practices for using CommVault Simpana IntelliSnap technology with Nimble Storage snapshots for data protection. 28-Page PDF
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
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
Veeam Backup & Replication
with Nimble Storage
Recommendations and usage scenarios are presented to provide information centered about leveraging Nimble Storage capabilities when deployed as part of a Veeam Backup & Replication solution.”

37-Page PDF
Design Considerations for Using
Nimble Storage with OpenStack

OpenStack is an open-source platform that promises to deliver massively scalable, feature-rich public and private clouds. But without the right storage foundation, you could face complex deployments, performance problems, and even data loss. Download this 20-page technical report and learn why Nimble Storage is the storage platform of choice for OpenStack.

20-Page PDF
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