Lenovo and Nimble Partner to Deliver the Data Center of the Future
By Dan Leary, Vice President of Corporate Development, Nimble Storage

lennp_Since Nimble Storage was founded in 2008, we’ve had a philosophy of partnering with industry leaders to enhance the value of our offering to customers. That philosophy continues today, and we’re excited to share with you that Nimble is embarking on a new partnership with global IT leader Lenovo.

This partnership will help us expand our reach, bringing the Predictive Flash platform to new markets and customers. Initially, we’re partnering with Lenovo to deliver the Lenovo ThinkAgile CX series of application-centric converged infrastructure solutions, sold exclusively by Lenovo and Lenovo partners. By combining Lenovo’s world-class server technology, Nimble All Flash and Adaptive Flash storage arrays and our InfoSight predictive analytics platform, customers will achieve their goal of reducing the burden of managing complex infrastructure.

Tackling the issues facing customers today

That complex infrastructure often leads customers to spend up to 60% of their IT budgets on ongoing management and maintenance. This means a lot of time spent ‘keeping the lights on’. It also means their IT staff doesn’t have time to innovate and drive their businesses forward. In short, customers need a simpler and less complex way to support critical applications.

Through the power of InfoSight predictive analytics, the new line up of ThinkAgile CX solutions will deliver more autonomous data management, which minimizes the time spent managing infrastructure and lowers overall support costs. This unleashes the IT organization to shift from being a cost center to a virtual innovation engine.

The simplicity and flexibility that Lenovo and Nimble bring to the table allow customers to address a wide range of data center applications, while delivering superior ROI for the customer. Customers also have the peace of mind and confidence in solutions backed by a global support team.

Where do we go from here?

We’re just getting started. The combination of Nimble’s leading technology and Lenovo’s global scale and flash design innovation will allow our customers to optimize application performance.   Our strategic partnership will bring expanded offerings in the infrastructure and storage arenas, as well as further software integration so customers can seamlessly see, manage and tune their infrastructure. Stay tuned!