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Cisco and Nimble Storage jointly develop SmartStack integrated infrastructure solutions that allow customers to:

Speed deployment and responsiveness to business needs.

Scale infrastructure components independently.

Simplify overall management and support.

SmartStack, backed by Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) and pre-validated reference architectures, combine the Nimble Adaptive Flash platform with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), providing an integrated platform of computing, networking, and storage resources.

Hardware and Software Interoperability for Cisco UCS Manager

Learn more about SmartStack and current offerings for your most critical application environments.


Combining market-leading Citrix desktop virtualization solutions with Nimble Storage enables businesses to transform Windows® desktops, apps, and data into a cloud-like service that is accessible on any device, anywhere. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure allows customers to streamline management and costs by consolidating and centralizing desktops while delivering mobility and freedom to end users.


Joint Solutions Resources

SmartStack for VDI »

Certifications and Support

Citrix Compatibility – CitrixReady »

Citrix Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) »


Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault Software combines with Nimble Storage array-based snapshot and replication platforms into a single solution that efficiently captures, moves, retains, finds, analyzes, and recovers data. Redefining traditional backup, our software simplifies and speeds using storage array snapshots to capture application-consistent copies without impacting the performance of production applications. Customers can maximize investments on high-performance Nimble Storage arrays and tackle the 24×7 uptime and accessibility challenges surrounding mission critical and business data.

Joint Solutions

Commvault and Nimble Storage Configuration Guide (Commvault login required)

Best Practices Guide: Commvault Simpana

Certifications and Support

IntelliSnap Backup – Support

IntelliSnap Support Matrix


Nimble Storage supports Microsoft with innovative storage and data management solutions across the Microsoft Windows Operating System — for applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. Nimble also integrates with Microsoft Hyper-v technologies to make deploying and managing Nimble storage for virtualized servers a snap.

– Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) integration (via Nimble’s SMI-S Provider) allows Nimble arrays to be managed by SCVMM as SMI-S compliant storage devices, without requiring the installation of additional hardware or software.

– Rapid provisioning of virtual machines using Nimble’s SMI-S Provider and space efficient zero copy cloning technology.

– Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) for virtual machine provisioning and migration.

– PowerShell support for native Windows scripting capability.

– Nimble connection manager integration easing deployment in virtualized environment

Joint Solutions Resources

Enterprise Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server

SmartStack for Private Cloud with Microsoft

Solutions for Exchange and SQL

Certifications and Support

Windows Server Catalog

MSFT Enterprise Cloud Alliance

MSFT System Center Alliance

MSFT Fast Track Private Cloud


Nimble Storage solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle Database can help customers improve performance and enhance their data protection and availability. Nimble Storage’s non-disruptive and efficient scale-to-fit and cloning/replication capabilities can match the needs of growing Oracle environments. Our joint customers can deploy applications to production quickly and efficiently, saving the Oracle DBA and Storage Administrator precious time and budget.

Joint Solutions Resources

SmartStack for Oracle Database

Certifications and Support

Oracle Hardware Certification Listing

Oracle Validated Configurations

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ( for Linux x86-64

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 ( for Linux x86-64


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VMware and Nimble Storage enjoy a close, collaborative development and go-to-market partnership that helps our joint customers maximize value from their virtualized application, server, and desktop environments. Customers achieve higher consolidation and efficiency, greater energy savings, faster application delivery, higher levels of availability and business continuity, and lower costs. With our deep management and data protection integration, VMware and Nimble Storage help IT drive business agility by simplifying the infrastructure and supporting trends such as Mobile Secure Desktop and bring your own device (BYOD) to create a more dynamic and flexible data center.

Joint Solutions Resources

SmartStack™ for VDI with VMware

SmartStack™ for Business-Critical Applications with VMware

SmartStack™ for Desktop and Server Virtualization with VMware

Reference Architecture for VMware Horizon 6 with View

Certifications and Support

VMware Compatibility Guide – vSphere

VMware Compatibility Guide – SRA

Nimble CS-Series Arrays with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.1

VMware Solutions Exchange


SAP is at the center of today’s technology revolution, and is a market leader in enterprise application software, enabling more than 300,000 customers with SAP applications and services. Nimble Storage is partnering with SAP to meet the growing demands of SAP’s enterprise business-critical applications with its Predictive Flash storage solutions.

Joint Solutions Resources

SmartStack for SAP HANA


Certifications and Support

SAP HANA Hardware Certification – Enterprise Storage



Nimble Storage arrays and Veeam backup and replication software create a powerful data protection solution for all types of customer environments by combining high-performance storage with integrated data protection. With Veeam and Nimble Storage, customers can ultimately reduce costs and protect their virtualization investments while simplifying their backup process and environment.

Joint Solutions Resources

Veeam Backup and Replication with Nimble Storage

Flash-Optimized Storage with Powerful, Easy-to-Use and Affordable Data Protection

Veeam and Nimble Storage

Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 integration with the Nimble Storage Unified Flash Fabric


Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. More than 10,000 customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize their machine-generated big data.

Joint Solutions Resources

Nimble Storage for Splunk Enterprise

Nimble Storage for Splunk on Oracle Linux and RHEL 6

Certifications and Support

Nimble Storage Technology Add-On for Splunk Enterprise

Nimble Storage App for Splunk Enterprise


Lenovo is a $45 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Lenovo and Nimble jointly provide data center infrastructure solutions that enable the data center of the future.

The Lenovo ThinkAgile CX Series converged infrastructure portfolio, featuring Nimble’s All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays, provides high performance, application-optimized solutions, delivers autonomous management through predictive analytics, and helps reduce the risk of managing complex infrastructure.

The ThinkAgile CX Series also provides support and scale on a global level, giving customers the confidence when deploying their critical business applications.

Joint Press Release »

Nimble corporate blog – Lenovo and Nimble Partner to Deliver the Data Center of the Future »


Nimble Storage draws on Intel’s industry-leading server, storage, and networking components in building our Predictive Flash storage platform including system boards, flash drives and memory extensively in the product architecture. Partnering with Intel, Nimble Storage has achieved maximum performance and data integrity, ensuring that customer’s data is secured and protected.

Nimble is also a key partner of Intel’s Storage Builder program, which provides and open, collaborative environment for true storage innovation and advancement.


Docker is the world’s leading software containerization platform, enabling customers to build, ship, and run applications anywhere. Together, Nimble and Docker provide container portability, speed, and scale to data-intensive applications.

Designed for DevOps and agile IT, Nimble’s Docker solutions integrate seamlessly with high performance Nimble Storage Predictive Flash arrays allowing true self-provisioning of secure multi-tenant volumes and clones.

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