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SWITCHPOINT Yearly IT Checkup Conference 2012 - Nimble Storage Converged Storage solution.

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  • Affordable Performance, Rapid Backups and Disaster Recovery with Nimble Storage Arjen Koen @Arjen_Koen Sales Manager Benelux akoen@nimblestorage.com© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 1
  • © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 2
  • Company Snapshot  Founded in January 2008; started shipping in August 2010  Headquartered in San Jose, CA; operations in US, Canada, Europe, and Australia  Over 200 employees Rapidly growing installed base of over 600 customers and 1200 deployments Partner eco-system expanding quickly, with over 200 VARs Strong alliances with VMware, Microsoft, Cisco and CommVault Leadership team brings deep industry expertise and business building experience© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 3
  • Flash Addresses Datacenter IO Bottlenecks Neither effective or ineffective How effective has 8% solid-state storage been at alleviating the Extremely effective IO bottlenecks caused by your organization’s 16% server virtualization Effective environment? 76% Source: Enterprise Strategy Group, 2011© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 4
  • But Flash Alone Is Not the Solution Component Flash Disk Random IOPS / $ 30-100x 1x Sequential IO / $ 1x 3x Capacity / $ 1x 20x Reliability experience Early Mature Mature Hybrid systems marry flash and disk to deliver the best of both© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 5
  • Storage Architectures–The Engine Powering Storage Today’s Storage Architectures  Architected to use disk only; overlaying flash on top results in partial solution Purpose-built, Performance Hybrid  Designed from the ground up to leverage the best of flash and disk  Eliminates compromise between performance, capacity, and data management© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 6
  • Engineered for Efficiency 2-5x More Usable Capacity/$ 2-5x More Performance/$  High capacity disk  Responsive flash cache  Always-on compression accelerates reads with no RAID overhead  High ratio of usable to raw capacity  Serialized writes eliminate need for high RPM spindles CASL Instant Backups & Restores Scaling at the Lowest Incremental Cost  Thin snapshots with no performance penalty  Scale just performance,  Retention for months, not days just capacity, or both  WAN-efficient replication  Scale-out cluster eliminates storage silos  Scale with zero downtime© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 7
  • Storage Challenges Today Today Meeting Performance and Capacity Demands Apps  Traditional storage systems optimized for one or the other  Inflexible scaling increases cost, risk PRIMARY Performance Capacity Tier Tier Protecting Higher Volumes of Data  Traditional backup/restores unable to scale to meet protection demands  DR too expensive and complex BACKUP & DR Managing Silos of Infrastructure  Administration of primary storage, backup, and DR is complex© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 8
  • Storage Challenges Today Legacy Nimble Storage Apps PRIMARY Accelerate Performance Capacity Tier Tier Protect BACKUP & DR Empower© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 9
  • The Nimble Value Accelerate Protect Empower Accelerate  Gain higher performance  Back up and restore  Deploy with the push and capacity instantly of a button Protect  Scale to fit unpredictable  DR - protect more  Get proactive wellness application needs applications & predictive management Empower© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 10
  • Accelerating Applications with CASL Accelerate Protect Empower Cache SSD DISK UNIVERSAL COMPRESSION: WRITE-OPTIMIZED LAYOUT: DYNAMIC CACHING: 30-75% SAVINGS 100x FASTER WRITES 50x FASTER READS  Variable-size blocks enable  Guaranteed coalescing of random  Cache populated intelligently on fast inline compression writes to sequential stripes; first write, instantly on cache miss eliminates dependency on  Elimination of read-modify-write  Metadata in cache accelerates spindle speed penalty allows compression of all accesses all applications  Coalesced writes to flash increase lifespan by 500%  2-5x better performance / $  2-5x better capacity / $  ~ 4x reduction in footprint, power and cooling© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 11
  • Scale To Fit with CASL Accelerate Protect Empower SCALE COMPUTE/CACHE SCALE CAPACITY SCALE-OUT CLUSTER  Scale IOPS and reduce  Scale capacity alone  Scale performance and latency by scaling cache using expansion shelves capacity by adding nodes and/or compute while managing centrally Scale flexibly and non-disruptively at the lowest incremental cost.© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 12
  • Gain High Performance and Capacity Savings Accelerate Protect Empower Faster Performance… …without Sacrificing Capacity 5-10 AVERAGE AVERAGE AVERAGE ms READ LATENCY WRITE LATENCY COMPRESSION 1-4 1.98X ms Actual results across all Disk-based Systems Nimble customers deploying SQL server workloads Tiered Systems Actual results across all Actual results across with Flash Nimble customers all Nimble customers deploying ESX workloads 0.5 ms 0.67 ms “The IOPS we’re achieving “In an IOmeter test of the “With inline compression Community CS220, the Nimble out- with the Nimble array has proven game- alone, we’ve freed up changing for our development team.” performed EMC by a factor of 7 7.48TB of space. Imagine what we can – Ethan Erchinger, VP of Operations, Plaxo to 10 in IOPS, latency, and Mbps” do with that.” – Calvin Levy, Florida Blood Services© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 13
  • Nimble Snapshot Efficiency Advantage Accelerate Protect Empower  Redirect-on-write snapshots Snapshot Space Usage: consume little space with 120 no performance penalty  Enables frequent recovery points 100 80 30x Less space 102.1 GB with Nimble Usage (GB)  Allows for longer retention 60 periods of 30–120 days 40 20 “90% of restores occur 2.9 GB within 30 days of backup.” 0 Nimble Competitor – Lauren Whitehouse, ESG Production Exchange 2010 deployment; 20GB Exchange Infostor Used DAG to mirror database to EqualLogic and Nimble CS-Series Captured daily snapshots on both systems for ten days© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 14
  • Intelligent Data Management Accelerate Protect Empower  Cost-effective, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL WAN-efficient replication Server, Hyper-V, VMware  Flexible retention schedules  VM and application consistent Hypervisor “A major advantage of snapshots over backup software is that they scale very well. No data movement SNAPSHOT means near instant SNAPSHOT application recoveries.” SNAPSHOT – Dave Russell, Gartner© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 15
  • Simplify Backups, Protect More Accelerate Protect Empower Protect More Often Protect Longer Protect More CUSTOMERS WITH CUSTOMERS RETAINING WORKLOADS HOURLY RPOs SNAPSHOTS MORE THAN REPLICATED FOR DR 1 MONTH 63% 51% Actual results across 47% all Nimble customers Actual results across all Actual results across all Actual results across Nimble customers running Nimble customers running all Nimble customers SQL workloads SQL workloads Industry Average 10% (Source: IDC) “The Nimble backups are extremely “With Nimble it takes, literally, a “When you compare Nimble fast and non-disruptive – they don’t impact couple clicks of the mouse to establish a backup with other disaster recovery products, it’s very our application or storage performance at all.” schedule and meet our data retention policy.” effective and very competitive in terms of – Steve Tuscher, Director of Information – Mike Brester, System Administrator, pricing, and it’s so easy to use.” Technology, Grocery Outlet Mulvanny G2 Architecture – Jared Call, Director of IT, Imagine Learning© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 16
  • Gain Peace of Mind and More Accelerate Protect Empower PUSH-BUTTON PROACTIVE SECURE REMOTE Nimble DEPLOYMENT WELLNESS SUPPORT Support  All-inclusive  5-minute  Secure tunnel features heartbeats and enables fast and  Built-in application profiles detailed daily telemetry ensure easy triage and eliminate manual tuning arrays are in top condition problem resolution  Extensive integration with  Real-time analysis of entire hypervisors and applications environment with automated case creation before failure  Non-disruptive software occurs upgrades© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 17
  • Simplify and Go Beyond Accelerate Protect Empower Easy to Purchase Easy to Maintain Easy to Upgrade NUMBER OF LINE PERCENT OF PERCENT OF ITEMS PER QUOTE SUPPORT CASES RESOLVED WITH 99.9% SYSTEMS UPGRADED AUTOMATED WITHOUT 3 PAGES 70% SYSTEM DOWNTIME Actual results across Actual results across 2 Line Items all Nimble customers all Nimble customers “It was really refreshing to see Nimble’s “This isnt hard enough! I need “Just ran the firmware update. quote was one line item on my purchase thick manuals, on-site field It could not have possibly gone smoother. One click engineers, a complicated support web site, a-la- to download, one click to update. Watched order. It just all came bundled in there. carte licensing charges, complicated spreadsheets a live VM during the 8-minute process which never All the things I needed and then some.” to document configurations, maybe even a storage disconnected.” –Mariyah Epich Serratos, City of Cupertino specialist! Something is very wrong here." –Kenneth Libeson, Meritage Group –Russell Roberts, Premier Medical Group© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 18
  • Delivering in the Real World Accelerate Protect Empower Gain Performance Save and Protect MAILBOXES PER DISK Published and verified COMPRESSION CUSTOMERS RETAINING Microsoft Exchange ESRP SNAPSHOTS FOR 3,333 Nimble 12 disks benchmark results. 1.8x >1 MONTH for 40,000 10-24x mailboxes Actual results 48% Actual results across all across all Equalogic EMC 32 disks for NetApp Nimble Nimble 34 disks for Compellent 10,000 64 disks for customers customers 10,000 72 disks for mailboxes mailboxes 12,000 10,000 deploying deploying mailboxes mailboxes Exchange Exchange 312 294 187 139 2010 2010 “With Nimble, we were able to run 3 snapshot backups a day and “We started out deploying SQL workloads primarily on replicate offsite twice daily. Exchange users notice no performance the Nimble array. Very quickly we realized we had degradation. Backups take minutes, not hours. Snapshot backups enough performance headroom to consolidate our very demanding require very little space and are recoverable and mountable locally and Exchange 2010 deployment on the same array.” remotely. A mailbox or Exchange system can be recovered in literally minutes. –Ron Kanter, IT Director, Berkeley Research Group Best of all, we can regularly test our procedures for Disaster Recovery.” –Lucas Clara, IT Director, Foster Pepper LLC© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 19