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By Michael Hakkert – VP, Corporate Marketing

Flash certainly has disruptive potential in the data center, but do you really need to pay for flash-only storage, when you could realize better price-performance and capacity with the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform? That’s a crucial strategic question facing enterprise storage buyers today, who must support more and more performance-intensive applications and workloads – all while containing costs and complexity.

To help answer that question, we’re issuing an Adaptive Flash Challenge: If your organization is actively evaluating all-flash storage systems, simply run a side-by-side comparison with the Adaptive Flash platform, and we’ll send you a new Apple Watch just for participating.

How can we be so confident? It’s a question of perception versus reality. At first glance, it looks like flash-only storage is well suited to performance-intensive environments, even though it’s more expensive than solutions that leverage both flash and disk. But in real-world enterprise IT organizations, customers report that Nimble Adaptive Flash arrays consistently match or outperform flash-only systems, while offering a level of flexibility that flash-only solutions simply cannot match.

That flexibility is important:

  • You gain the speed of all-flash storage (up to 500K IOPS, with sub-millisecond latency), but still have petabytes of scalable capacity.
  • All-flash and “hybrid” workloads are consolidated on a single platform, that provides non-disruptive and independent scaling of performance and capacity.
  • All your flash storage – up to 160TBs – is available to accelerate apps, rather than being wasted on snapshots, RAID overhead, or over-provisioning.
  • Nimble’s built-in InfoSight™ analytics engine optimizes your storage resources, telling you exactly how much flash is needed to best support all your applications.

Take the Adaptive Flash Challenge, or contact sales@nimblestorage.com.

Speaking of challenges, four short years ago we filmed our CTO Umesh Maheshwari on a BMX bike bravely jumping over the company’s entire “product line” – a single CS240 array. Check out the new video below: This time Umesh jumps over a much-expanded portfolio, from the entry-level CS215 to a cluster of CS700s, capable of delivering more than half a million IOPS. At Nimble Storage, we’re definitely up to the challenge.

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Michael Hakkert