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Adaptive Flash Storage for Microsoft Applications

Key Benefits

  • Increase Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint availability and uptime
  • Reduce storage footprint for mailboxes, databases, and files by 30-75%
  • Leverage pre-validated solutions to reduce risk and accelerate deployment

Nimble Storage's Adaptive Flash platform is integrated with Microsoft to provide application-consistent performance and management.


Microsoft Exchange 2013

Nimble Storage's Adaptive Flash platform provides a powerful solution for Microsoft Exchange. Because performance is not tied to the number of disk spindles, Nimble Storage delivers an order of magnitude greater performance than storage systems that do not integrate flash into the underlying architecture.


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Microsoft SQL Server

Nimble Storage Protection Manager provides an interface between a Nimble Storage array and the native VSS interfaces of the Windows operating system. This core integration enables instant, application-consistent backups and fast restores.

Demo Video: SQL Server Recovery

Watch a demo of fast SQL Server item-level recovery using Nimble Storage high-efficiency snapshots and native tools. (7:00)

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Nimble SmartStack for Business-Critical Applications on VMware

Nimble Storage SmartStack™ for Business-Critical Applications on VMware provides a converged infrastructure reference architecture leveraging Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers, VMware vSphere, and Nimble Storage arrays. The architecture was validated to support department scale deployment of up to 500 users for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server.

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"We started out deploying SQL workloads on the Nimble array. Very quickly we realized we had enough performance headroom to consolidate our very demanding Exchange 2010 deployment on the same array.“ Ron Kanter
IT Director, Berkeley Research Group

Video: Exchange 100,000 Mailbox Setup

Nimble Storage technologist Michael McLaughlin illustrates the details of setup used in the 100,000-mailbox ESRP Jetstress test. (3:00)

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