Put Your Backup Data to Work with Secondary Flash Arrays
By: Michael Harding, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, Nimble Storage

I’ve been blogging for the past few months on the joys and benefits of “active backup”—the idea that you can and should expect more from your backup data. I’ve suggested that backup data can become more of an asset than insurance, and that there’s a whole new approach to secondary storage that could help IT become more agile and business-benefits driven.

Well, the big day has arrived.

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce two new Nimble Secondary Flash Arrays from the floor of VeeamOn in New Orleans. Designed to simply and efficiently handle tasks like Veeam backups and disaster recovery, Nimble Storage Secondary Flash Arrays offer the flash-optimized performance to run development/test, QA, and analytics on your secondary data – plus production workloads when needed.

The Power of Veeam

What better place than VeeamOn to debut these new arrays? Nimble Storage Secondary Flash Arrays are an industry-first, effectively using flash storage to create a secondary storage platform that lets you do real work with your secondary data, delivered as part of an integrated data protection solution with Veeam. Ideal for Veeam backup customers using any primary storage, this “meet-in-the-channel” offering delivered by our joint Nimble/HPE and Veeam Software resellers speaks to the strength of our shared solution as well as the strategic alliances that Veeam has forged with Nimble Storage and HPE. All the more exciting is the fact that these Secondary Flash Arrays are the first products to hit the market from Nimble Storage as a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. The solution itself marries the benefits of this capacity and performance optimized storage platform with the leading data availability features and benefits of Veeam Availability Suite software.  Together, it comprises a unique and valuable, flash-enabled data backup offering.

Don’t wait for a disaster—put your backup data to work every day

The Nimble Secondary Flash Array (SFA) represents a new type of data storage optimized for both capacity and performance. It adds high-performance flash storage to a capacity-optimized storage architecture for a unique secondary storage platform — so it’s affordable enough for backup, but fast enough for running workloads such as dev/test, QA, and analytics. Users can backup and recover data from any primary storage array nearly instantaneously and save space with always-on, inline deduplication and compression. This means that you don’t have to wait for a disaster to see your secondary storage investment pay off. Instead, you can put your backup data to work with a secondary storage array that’s designed to run real workloads.

How to Put Your Backup Data to Work Today

Nimble Secondary Flash Arrays are currently available through the regular Nimble channel and available in June through HPE and HPE resellers, although not available in some markets. More product information is available through NimbleStorage.com.