UPDATE JANUARY 14 – FINAL LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS
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$100 Amazon gift card winners:
January 6: Bryan Bond, eMeter, @VMJedi: “35 minutes from a box on the floor to serving 15TB of addressable data on ESX hosts #NimbleBecause”
January 7: Dwight Band, Waynesboro School District, @dwightbard: “#NimbleStorage to the rescue! #NimbleBecause” http://t.co/qLnDzvdMGg
January 8: Dennis Lee, Geovera, @_dennislee: “#NimbleBecause We consolidated 2 IBM storage systems onto a #NimbleStorage – 18U’s to 3U’s, more capacity, faster performance”
January 9: David Bergert, Online Strategies, @dbergert: “Fast & Redundant 10G 18K+ IOPS of storage love for our DB Clusters & VM Hosts, InfoSight proactively speaks to us.”
January 10: Gareth Edwards, BrightSource IT, @GarethEdwards86: “#NimbleBecause it means I can render things really fast & not affect production VMs.
January 11: Scott Youlden, Clinton Savings Bank, @syoulden: “#nimblebecause I love Nimblebecause CASL means no hassle. Add to that 100% uptime since installation. Just bought our 2nd unit.”
January 13: Tim Pfeiffenberger, Kreis Lippe, @WectorDE: “#NimbleBecause getting 20% more real life IOPS, 80% space savings, 1/3 power consumption and cut the latency to 1/10 for 1/2 the price!”
Xbox One or PlayStation 4 Grand Prize: Brian Mecca, Philbro Animal Health, @SPFireCapt: “I use #NimbleBecause it is the right storage for the job at the right price, easily upgradeable, easy to setup, configure, and maintain!”
This week marks Nimble Storage’s sixth birthday, and looking back over the past few years, it’s exciting to see how quickly we’ve achieved some pretty remarkable milestones:
- January 2008: Nimble Storage incorporated in California, and opened its first office
- July 2010: Company launched
- August 2010: Shipped the first Nimble Storage hybrid array
- January 2011: Co-founder and bicycle daredevil Umesh Maheshwari jumps over the entire Nimble Storage product line
- January 2012: Hit the 250+ customer mark
- January 2013: Exceeded 1,000 customers
- October 2013: Exceeded 2,000 customers
- December 2013: Initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange
To celebrate, we’re inviting our followers to share their impressions of Nimble’s flash-optimized data storage arrays. To enter, simply post an update to Twitter or Facebook with the #NimbleBecause hashtag, describing how Nimble Storage has helped make you a datacenter hero. We’re rewarding the best entries – a $100 Amazon gift card every day from now through next Monday (January 13), plus a grand prize of an Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
That’s all there is to it. We’ll award prizes based on the most creative, inspiring, and humorous answers. The contest is open to Nimble Storage customers, prospects, resellers and alliance partners.
- Dan Leary