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Nimbus New Vision (Apr 2010)

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A New Vision in Storage

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Nimbus New Vision (Apr 2010)

  1. 1. A New Vision for Enterprise Storage April 2010 1
  2. 2. Our History ►Private, based in San Francisco › 30 people, 95% engineers; expanding sales rapidly ►Technology and company milestones › v1.0 (2006): Basic iSCSI appliance with RAID 5 › v2.0 (2008) : Snapshot, RAID DP, and replication › v3.0 (2009): Unified (iSCSI, NFS, CIFS), scale-on-demand › IBM Tivoli, EMC/Iomega, & AMCC licensed our iSCSI code ►Mission: Build a storage company for the ages › Profitable, debt-free today, without VC financing › Customers: US DoD, Loro Piana, Nexgen Pharma 2
  3. 3. A New Vision for Enterprise Storage ►Performance › Virtualization demands dramatic storage IO capabilities ►Efficiency › Drastic energy reduction is critical for growth & cost control ►Simplicity › Versatile, agile storage is essential for nonstop IT operations 3
  4. 4. Introducing the Enterprise Flash Array ►10x Performance › 500,000 IO’s, 100% flash › 40 Gbps bandwidth ►95% Greater Efficiency › 10:1 inline deduplication › Up to 50 TB: less than 100 W ►Unmatched Simplicity › Full enterprise software and data protection suite › Easy Web management 4
  5. 5. Ready for Mainstream Deployment ►Unprecedented product › First pure flash enterprise storage array ►Unprecedented price › 2.5 TB raw (25 TB potential): starting under €20K › 5 TB raw (50 TB potential): starting under €30K ►Comprehensive › All-inclusive software: no à la carte licenses › 3 year or 5 year warranty › 24 x 7 x 365 4-hour onsite service 5
  6. 6. How Did We Do It? ►Software engineered over 4 years › Enterprise-proven › Feature-complete ►Advanced hardware design › Manufacture our own flash modules › Westmere/Nehalem processing cores › FlexConnect: GbE/10GbE network + 6G SAS for expansion ►Pure channel focus › Enable our selling partners 6
  7. 7. Alternatives? ►“Legacy” Primary Storage › 15K/10K disk is dead: 10 years, no IO gains ►“Tiered” Storage › A Band-Aid, not a Breakthrough ►Caching › Attempts to mask but fails to solve the performance gap ►Memory Appliances › Very limited software and unaffordable 7
  8. 8. Market Opportunity ►Virtualization › Hyper-V, Citrix, VMware ►OLTP/Databases › Unmatched price/IO performance ►HPC › Oil/gas, supercomputing, advanced multimedia ►Microsoft › Exchange, SQL, mainstream server consolidation 8
  9. 9. HALO Storage Operating System ►Features › 64-bit architecture › Multi-protocol (iSCSI, NFS, CIFS) › Web-based interface › Storage pooling › RAID protection › Advanced snapshot › Always-on replication › Inline deduplication 9
  10. 10. Unified Storage ►Features › True block and file consolidation › NFS v3/v4 › iSCSI with ERL2 › CIFS with Active Directory › 10:1 hash-based inline deduplication › All-in-one: No filer/NAS head or dedupe box › VMware, Xen, Hyper-V ready › FCoE coming › FlexConnect: one wire runs all protocols 10
  11. 11. Storage Virtualization ►Features › 64-bit file system: no 16 TB limit, no silos › 4 Exabyte capable: single file system › Add storage-on-demand, up to 20 enclosures total › Scalable to 100 TB capacity (1 PT potential @ 10:1) › Thin provisioning by default › RAID DP (level 6) by default › Quick drive rebuilds and double fault protection 11
  12. 12. Data Protection ►Features › Snapshot (space efficient, no limits) › Snapshots may be scheduled and recur › Plug-ins for Exchange, SQL Server, etc. › Synchronous mirroring: ultimate HA › Asynchronous replication: offsite DR › Always-on continuous protection: improves RPO › Bandwidth throttling › Dedicated WAN replication port › Fully-redundant and hot-swap components 12
  13. 13. Simplicity ►Easy-to-use › Setup in just a few minutes › Tool-less rackmount installation › 100% Web management › All features included at no additional cost 13
  14. 14. The Road Ahead ►Industry ready for quantum leap forward › Cost parity with spinning-disk arrays today › Essential foundation for virtualizing broadly & efficiently › Unparalleled price/performance › Launch and general availability on April 26, 2010 ►What’s to come? › Increased capacity and density (petabyte-class) › Greater network connectivity › Superior security features › First-in-class mobile storage management 14
  15. 15. Thank you! Nimbus Data Systems, Inc. 221 King Street, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94107 www.nimbusdata.com (877) 6-NIMBUS 15

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