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    • Transforming your Datacenter with Nimble Storage Charlie Whitfield charlie@nimblestorage.com Systems Engineering Director, EMEA @cawnimble© 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 1100 deployments Partner eco-system expanding quickly, with over 200 VARs Strong alliances with Cisco, Citrix, CommVault, Microsoft and VMware 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 environment? Effective 76% Source: Enterprise Strategy Group, 2011© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 4
    • Optimal Use of New Tech 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. 5
    • 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. 6
    • Transformation in Storage Models with Flash LEGACY MODERN Flash in Server Monolithic Real-Time Analytics All-Flash Arrays NEED FOR FLASH Mainstream Applications OLTP VDI Hybrid Modular Flash-Optimized SQL Server SharePoint Exchange Web/File/Print Tape, High- Archives Cloud Capacity Disk Efficient hybrid systems that grow flexibly can address all mainstream needs© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 7
    • 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 §  Backups always stored on the correct media §  Scale with zero downtime© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 8
    • 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. 9
    • Storage Challenges Today Legacy Nimble Storage Apps PRIMARY Accelerate Performance Capacity Tier Tier Protect BACKUP & DR Simplify© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 10
    • Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL)© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 11
    • Flash-Enabled Architecture Accelerate Protect Empower Inline Compression Universal Compression: NVRAM NVRAM NIMBLE ARRAY §  Variable-size blocks enable DRAM fast inline compression, saving 30-75% §  Elimination of read-modify-write penalty allows compression of all applications© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 12
    • Flash-Enabled Architecture Accelerate Protect Empower Inline Compression Write Optimized Layout: NVRAM NVRAM NIMBLE ARRAY §  Random writes always DRAM organized into large sequential full-stripe writes All Data §  Permits use of low-cost, high- density HDDs coupled with compression to lower costs High-Capacity Disk Storage substantially© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 13
    • Flash-Enabled Architecture Accelerate Protect Empower Inline Compression Smart Caching: NVRAM NVRAM NIMBLE ARRAY §  MLC flash: Converting random DRAM writes to sequential writes minimizes “write amplification”, All Data Cache- Large Adaptive Flash Cache allowing the use of MLC SSDs worthy Data §  No RAID overhead: Using flash as a read cache avoids the High-Capacity Disk Storage overhead of RAID protection §  Compression: Data on flash is compressed, saving space §  Metadata in cache accelerates all reads© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 14
    • Accelerating Applications with CASL Accelerate Protect Simplify 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% ü  2-5x better performance / $ ü  2-5x better capacity / $ ü  ~ 4x reduction in footprint, power and cooling© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 19
    • Gain High Performance and Capacity Savings Accelerate Protect Simplify 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 with Flash Actual results across 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 with the Nimble array has proven game- Community CS220, the Nimble out- 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. 20
    • Disks are NOT for IOPS Compellent NetApp Nimble SC30 Equallogic PS6500X FAS3140 CS240 IOPS / Disk: 10,000 Mailboxes 10,000 Mailboxes 12,000 Mailboxes 20,000 Mailboxes 11–19x higher 72 disks 48 disks 64 disks 12 disks Microsoft Exchange 2010 Jetstress benchmark testing© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 22
    • Disks are NOT for IOPS Compellent NetApp Nimble SC30 Equallogic PS6500X FAS3140 CS440 2 x IOPS via Controller 10,000 Mailboxes 10,000 Mailboxes 12,000 Mailboxes 40,000 Mailboxes Upgrade 72 disks 48 disks 64 disks 12 disks Microsoft Exchange 2010 Jetstress benchmark testing© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 23
    • Nimble Snapshot Efficiency Advantage Accelerate Protect Simplify §  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 “Most recoveries are for data which is less than a month old, often a granular file or 20 object level and where recovery time is paramount, making disk-based 2.9 GB 0 protection mechanisms the right choice Nimble Competitor for almost everyone.” – Jason Buffington, 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. 24
    • Consistent Backup and Replication Accelerate Protect Simplify §  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. 25
    • Simplify Backups, Protect More Accelerate Protect Simplify 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 pricing, – Steve Tuscher, Director of Information – Mike Brester, System Administrator, 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. 27
    • Simplify and Go Beyond Accelerate Protect Simplify Easy to Purchase Easy to Maintain Easy to Upgrade PERCENT OF 99.9% NUMBER OF LINE PERCENT OF ITEMS PER QUOTE SUPPORT CASES SYSTEMS RESOLVED WITH UPGRADED 3 AUTOMATED WITHOUT 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. 28
    • Gain Peace of Mind and More Accelerate Protect Simplify 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. 29
    • Nimble Scale to Fit© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 31
    • Scaling Today Traditional Storage Scale-Out Storage PERFORMANCE CAPACITY Head unit + Disk Shelves Scale-Out Cluster +  Low cost capacity upgrade +  Low upfront cost, simplified management -  Must forecast needs up front -  Expensive expansion -  Scaling limited; storage silos -  Must purchase performance and capacity together -  Data migration is a nightmare© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 32
    • Future-proof your Investments with Nimble §  Buy the smallest brick you need today §  Add exactly what you need, when you need it –  Simply –  Non-disruptively –  Cost-effectively© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 33
    • Scale To Fit: Optimised for You Accelerate Protect Simplify 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. 34
    • Scale Cache, Compute, Capacity, Nodes SCALE Flexible. Non-disruptive. Cost-effective. CACHE, COMPUTE ADD FLASH OR CPU PERFORMANCE + NODES SCALE CAPACITY + DISK CAPACITY© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 35
    • Nimble Scaling for Mainstream Applications Mainstream Applications PERFORMANCE CAPACITY© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 36
    • Nimble Scaling for Mainstream Applications Real-time Analytics VDI Oracle Mainstream Applications SQL Server PERFORMANCE ` Exchange SharePoint Backup, DR Archival, Cheap and Deep CAPACITY© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 37
    • Flexible, Non-disruptive Scaling Scale Capacity, Cache, Compute, and Nodes Denser Faster Head Shelf Controllers SSDs Controllers Expansion Shelves Expansion Shelves Industry leading granular scalability: §  To scale performance, swap with higher density SSDs and/or faster controllers §  To scale capacity, add shelves §  To scale performance and capacity further, cluster additional arrays© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 38
    • Scale Performance Linearly §  Create one or more storage pools in a scale-out cluster –  Data is striped and automatically rebalanced across the arrays in a pool Pool –  Data can be non-disruptively Pool Volume migrated across pools Volume Volume Storage pool: Volume A pool with one or more Volume arrays across Volume which data is stored (striped)© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 39
    • Grow and Shrink Storage Non-disruptively §  Add an array to a cluster to scale performance and capacity –  Data is automatically rebalanced within each pool §  Remove an array non-disruptively –  Data is first migrated off the array without disruption and array is removed MS Exchange SQL SQL Server SQL Server Server MS Exchange+VDI© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 40
    • Simplify Storage Management §  Manage the scale-out cluster from a single console –  Add and remove storage arrays –  Get status and view performance and capacity reports –  Create and manage storage pools and volumes §  Manage host connectivity to the scale-out cluster –  Automatic MPIO configuration and connection management –  Discover/add data IP through a single connection© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 41
    • Keep Applications Running – No Disruptions §  Add or remove arrays non-disruptively –  Add an array to a pool and the system automatically rebalances data –  Remove an array non-disruptively §  Upgrade storage controllers Repurpose older array for Disaster and add storage shelves Recovery without any downtime –  Allow volumes to be migrated to change hardware without disruption Exchange + SQL Server VDI VDI VDI© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 42
    • Connecting Scale-out Storage to the Host §  Host directs reads and writes to correct array avoiding forwarding delays –  Nimble Connection Manager for Windows Nimble Connection –  Nimble PSP plug-in for VMware Manager or PSP §  Automatic MPIO configuration and plug-in path management– eliminates manual Host based SW connection setup to individual arrays© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 43
    • Nimble Storage Products© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 48
    • Nimble Storage CS-Series Controller Shelf §  Consolidate 4x more–high perf and efficiency –  Compact 3U chassis §  Instant snapshot and restore –  1000’s of efficient snapshots & VSS / VMware integration –  WAN-efficient replication §  Scale-to-fit architecture –  Scale-up/scale-capacity/scale-out as needed §  All-inclusive enterprise features –  Cloning, thin provisioning, replication, etc. –  Simple management for storage, backup, DR CS210 CS220/G CS240/G CS260/G CS420/G CS440/G CS460/G Base Raw 8TB 12TB 24TB 36TB 12TB 24TB 36TB capacity Effective 4-9TB 8 – 16TB 17 – 33TB 25 – 50TB 8 – 16TB 17 – 33TB 25 – 50TB Capacity Flash 160GB 320GB 640GB 1200GB 640GB 640GB 1200GB Network 4 x 1GbE 6 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE (G models) Controllers Dual hot-swappable controllers in active-passive configurations with mirrored NVRAM© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 51
    • Nimble Storage ES1-Series External Storage Shelf §  Add additional storage with an external storage shelf –  Compact 3U chassis §  Connect up to three (3) additional shelves –  Scale storage capacity non-disruptively §  Uses 6Gb SAS connectivity from controller to shelf –  Support multipathing from controller to shelves §  Each shelf is its own RAID Group §  Spares assigned for each shelf ES1-H25 ES1-H45 ES1-H65 Raw Capacity 15 TB 30 TB 45 TB Effective Capacity (w/ 0x-2x compression) 11 – 22 TB 23 – 45 TB 34 – 68 TB Flash 160 GB 300 GB 600 GB Connectivity 2x 6Gb SAS / IO module IO Modules Dual hot-swappable SAS controllers© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 55
    • Solutions for VDI© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 60
    • Nimble with VMware §  Deep collaboration across the lifecycle from pre-release development to go-to-market §  All products certified with ESX and listed on VMware Hardware Compatibility List §  SmartStack reference architecture for VMware VDI deployments §  One of a small list of VDI solutions certified under the VMware Rapid Desktop Program R E A D Y  © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 61
    • VMware + Nimble = Better Performance, Management §  vCenter Plug-ins to Manage Storage VMware –  Create datastores/clones vCenter Server –  Manage snapshots/replication/restores –  Manage performance and capacity Nimble vCenter plug-ins §  vStorage API integrations to improve VMware vSphere performance, management –  Provision VMs, offload clone/copy –  Set capacity threshold alerts –  Better error handling Servers –  VMFS performance improvements vStorage VM-consistent APIs B/R §  VMware tools integration to improve protection §  Quiesce/recover VMs with VM/app consistency R E A D Y  © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 62
    • VMware + Nimble = Better Multi-pathing Management §  Automatic MPIO configuration VMware and management for vCenter Server Nimble clusters VMware vSphere Nimble PSP Servers R E A D Y  © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 63
    • VMware + Nimble = DR Automation and Testing Site A (Primary) Site Site Site B (Recovery) VMware Recovery VMware Recovery vCenter Server Manager vCenter Server Manager VMware vSphere VMware vSphere Servers Servers Storage Replication R E A D Y  © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 64
    • VDI Challenges and Stresses §  VDI benefits –  Easy, centralized management –  Improved security –  Reduced maintenance, easy OS upgrades –  Fast provisioning –  Go green: reduced resource consumption –  Storage and backup consolidation –  More capable of handling peak loads §  But… Get Storage wrong and VDI can fail “Storage costs can consume 40% to 50% of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) projects overall costs.” – Jeff Byrne, Taneja Group© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 65
    • VDI Demands Responsive Storage VDI Storage Requirements for Hundreds of Desktops 14000 Boot Storm 12000 AV Scans 10000 and Patches 8000 IOPS Writes 6000 Reads Workday 4000 2000 0 9:00 AM 6:00 PM 10:00 PM© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 66
    • Nimble Storage VDI Benefits §  Increased performance and density –  Flash caching supports boot storms –  Sequential layout accelerates writes, supports AV / patching operations –  10x more desktop density –  Result: 10x more desktop density© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 67
    • Nimble Storage VDI Benefits §  Increased performance and density –  Flash caching supports boot storms –  Sequential layout accelerates writes, supports AV / patching operations –  10x more desktop density –  Result: 10x more desktop density §  Huge storage savings –  50% inline compression, high density drives –  Thin provisioning –  Zero-copy snapshots and clones –  50-90% space savings© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 68
    • Nimble Storage VDI Benefits §  Increased performance and density –  Flash caching supports boot storms –  Sequential layout accelerates writes, supports AV / patching operations –  10x more desktop density –  Result: 10x more desktop density §  Huge storage savings –  50% inline compression –  Thin provisioning ONSITE   –  Zero-copy clones for master Versioning –  Result: 50-90% space savings §  Certified Reference Architectures –  Citrix and VMware certified –  SmartStack reference architectures –  Result: Instant deployment, peace of mind OFFSITE  © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 69
    • VMware View Rapid Desktop Program §  Offers pre-configured, validated, orderable View VDI solutions on VMware Hardware Compatibility List §  Self-cert process for channel partners, at no cost §  Accelerate or eliminate VDI Proof of Concepts and deploy Pilots directly §  Email alliances@nimblestorage.com for more information© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 70
    • Nimble + VMware for Mobile Devices© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 71
    • Integrated Scalable Infrastructure for VDI and More §  Pre-validated infrastructure stack VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop –  Includes best of breed storage, server, with VMware vSphere + vCenter networking and software §  Integrated platform scales to fit many UCS B-Series & C-Series environments and mix of workloads including Servers with UCS Manager VDI –  Add applications, and workloads Cisco Nexus & Catalyst –  Scale up and out as needed Ethernet Switches §  Simplified management, repeatable deployment –  Make possible with design and sizing Nimble Storage CS-Series guides Cisco, Citrix, Nimble Storage and VMware together deliver the foundation for simple, cost effective and scalable VDI – support 1000’s of users in a single 3U system.© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 73 73
    • SmartStack for VDI §  SmartStack: end-to-end reference architecture Cisco UCS B- endorsed by Cisco, Nimble and VMware Class Blade Servers –  Efficiently deliver cost-effective virtual desktops without a large upfront investment –  Lower risk of deployments and improve probability of success –  Scale to fit VDI needs by scaling performance and capacity independently §  1000-User Configuration Nimble Storage CS220G-X2 (3RU) –  Cisco 8x UCS B230 M2 Servers with FEX –  Nimble Storage CS220G-X2 (12TB of disks with 640GB of Flash) VMware –  VMware View 5.1 and vSphere 5.0 View© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 74
    • Nimble + CommVault = Comprehensive Backup Management §  1st partner/charter member certified through the CommVault IntelliSnap Connect Program §  Extensive integrations of hardware snapshots with SnapProtect §  Benefits: –  Centralized management of backups –  Support for long-term retention and compliance –  Integrated catalog across primary, secondary, and other forms of media –  Granular recoveries of snapshots, application objects, files, VMs, and volumes –  Frequent recovery points irrespective of the volume of data to be protected –  Rapid restores that require no data movement –  Support for app and VM consistent recoveries speeding up application and VM restore times© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 75
    • Nimble with Microsoft §  Nimble is a Microsoft Windows Storage Premier Partner Stack §  Collaboration across development and support – dedicated TAM for Nimble VSS Hardware Nimble MPIO Nimble support Provider DSM §  Nimble storage arrays are Windows logo’ed §  Support for MSFT iSCSI Servers initiator, MPIO, VSS© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 80
    • Nimble with Citrix XenDesktop© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 81
    • Customer Case Studies© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 82
    • The Nimble Value Accelerate Protect Simplify 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 Simplify© 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. 93