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Nimble Storage InfoSight: Transforming the Storage Lifecycle Experience with Deep-Data Analytics

The job of a storage administrator can sometimes be a difficult and lonely one. Administrators must handle a broad set of responsibilities, encompassing all aspects of managing their arrays and keeping up with user demands. And yet, flat IT budgets mean administrators are spread thin, with limited time to manage storage through its lifecycle, let alone improve and optimize storage practices and services.

In most organizations, the storage lifecycle is managed manually, as a complex and disjointed set of activities. Maintenance and support tend to be highly reactive, forcing administrators to play “catch up” each time a storage problem occurs. Monitoring and reporting rely on complex tools and large amounts of data that are difficult to interpret and act upon. Forecasting and planning are more art than science, leading administrators to overprovision to be on the safe side. These various lifecycle activities are seldom connected and inherently inefficient, and fail to provide administrators with the insight they need to anticipate issues and develop best practices. This, in turn, can put system availability and performance at risk, while reducing IT productivity.

Fortunately, one innovative vendor—Nimble Storage—has developed a powerful, data sciences-driven approach that promises to transform the storage lifecycle experience. Based on deep data collection, intelligent and predictive analytics, and automation built on storage and application expertise, Nimble InfoSight streamlines the storage lifecycle, providing administrators with the insights needed to optimize their arrays while also increasing their productivity. InfoSight collects and analyzes over 30 million data points each day from every installed Nimble Storage array worldwide, and then makes the resulting intelligence available both to Nimble engineers and customers. InfoSight automated analysis helps to proactively anticipate and prevent technical problems, significantly reducing the support burden on administrators. InfoSight also provides administrators with an intuitive, dashboard-driven portal into the performance, capacity utilization and data protection of their arrays, enabling them to monitor array operations across multiple sites and to better plan for future needs. By streamlining and informing key activities across the storage lifecycle, InfoSight simplifies and enhances day-to-day administrative tasks such as support, monitoring and forecasting, while enabling administrators to focus on more important initiatives.

To put a human face on InfoSight intelligence, Nimble Storage has also unveiled a new user community. The community allows users to connect and share ideas and resources via discussion forums, knowledge bases, and social media channels. The Nimble community will enable the company’s large and loyal customer base to write about and share their experiences and insights with each other, as well as with prospective users. Together, InfoSight and the Nimble community will give storage administrators unprecedented access to anonymized installed based data and peers’ expertise, enabling them to stay on top of their game and get more out of their arrays.

In this profile, we’ll examine the challenges administrators typically face on a day-to-day basis, and then take a closer look at InfoSight capabilities, and how they address these issues. We’ll then learn how two Nimble customers have benefited from InfoSight in several important ways. Finally, we’ll briefly examine the Nimble community, and discuss how these two initiatives together are empowering administrators through a combination of shared user data and insights.
 

Publish date: 04/15/13
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Goodbye LUN technology, you served us well

The era of LUNs and volumes, as we have known them for decades in the data storage industry, is quietly coming to an end. And if you ask me, it's for all the right reasons, even if storage administrators may feel threatened by the change.

  • Premiered: 10/25/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA LUN TBA Storage TBA Volumes TBA server TBA replication TBA Compression TBA VM TBA Virtualization TBA VMWare TBA Hyper-V TBA Gridstore TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA Tintri TBA HP TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA Virtual storage TBA VSA TBA Virsto TBA QoS
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Nimble Storage gains more than 60 percent after IPO

Wall Street's heavy demand for new Silicon Valley companies has not waned as 2013 draws to a close: Nimble Storage shares flashed higher Friday in their market debut, gaining more than 60 percent.

  • Premiered: 12/13/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: San Jose Mercury News
Topic(s): TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nimble TBA IPO TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA hybrid storage TBA Arun Taneja
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Biz Break: Nimble's booming IPO and the changing data-storage industry

Analyst says San Jose's Nimble Storage makes data storage exciting -- and its public debut certainly was, as its shares soared more than 60 percent.

  • Premiered: 12/13/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Vallejo Times Herald Online
Topic(s): TBA Nimble Storage TBA hybrid storage TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA Arun Taneja
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Violin Memory restrung: CEO Don Basile replaced amid stock plunge

Violin Memory's sad opening song as a public company reached a crescendo Monday, as the data-storage company fired CEO Don Basile and replaced him with its chairman, Howard Bain III.

  • Premiered: 12/16/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: San Jose Mercury News
Topic(s): TBA Violin Memory TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA flash storage TBA Fusion IO TBA HP TBA Nimble Storage TBA OCZ Technology
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Nimble's Adaptive Flash goes bigger with beefed-up controller

Nimble Storage says flash, currently all the rage in enterprises, is best used in moderation. But just to be safe, the company’s giving customers a way to use a lot more of it.

  • Premiered: 06/11/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PC World
Topic(s): TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nimble TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA HDD TBA Flash TBA Adaptive Flash TBA all flash array
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Nimble launches all-flash shelf instead of all-flash array

Nimble Storage, looking to break into the enterprise, today launched its highest capacity hybrid flash array and a solid-state drive (SSD) shelf as part of what it calls its Adaptive Flash platform.

  • Premiered: 06/11/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nimble TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Adaptive Flash TBA InfoSight TBA analytics TBA latency TBA all flash array
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Hyperconvergence Melds Compute and Storage in a Single Box

The city of Brighton, Colo., aims to take advantage of as many new technologies as possible to better serve its citizens and improve the city’s operations. Doing so comes with a price.

  • Premiered: 07/09/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: State Tech Magazine
Topic(s): TBA hyperconvergence TBA convergence TBA Storage TBA SAN TBA SimpliVity TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nutanix TBA iSCSI TBA Data Center TBA Virtualization TBA SQL TBA Infrastructure
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Figuring out the real price of flash technology

Sometimes comparing the costs of flash arrays is an apples-to-oranges affair -- interesting, but not very helpful.

  • Premiered: 11/04/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA hybrid flash TBA Hybrid Array TBA TCO TBA latency TBA bandwith TBA Protection TBA Data protection TBA Load DynamiX TBA Violin Memory TBA Pure Storage TBA NAND TBA HP TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA EMC TBA XtremeIO TBA StoreServ TBA IBM TBA IBM FlashSystem TBA FlashSystem TBA Kaminario TBA Nimble Storage TBA Tegile
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The evolution of flash-based storage arrays

Oracle and HP prove that it's just not a case of all-flash or hybrid when selecting a solid-state-enhanced array.

  • Premiered: 03/05/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA Oracle TBA HP TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Array TBA hybrid storage TBA FS1-2 TBA EMC TBA XtremIO TBA all-flash TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nimble TBA HDD TBA Fusion-IO TBA PCI Express TBA Tintri TBA Pure Storage TBA Violin Memory TBA Auto-Tiering TBA QoS TBA 3PAR TBA IBM TBA FlashSystem
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Moving to all-flash? Think about your data storage infrastructure

It's best to take a big-picture approach to your data storage infrastructure when deciding whether to enter the all-flash array marketplace.

  • Premiered: 04/07/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA All Flash TBA Storage TBA Data Storage TBA storage infrastructure TBA QoS TBA Hybrid Array TBA HDD TBA Flash TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA converged storage TBA convergence TBA all-flash TBA SDS TBA software-defined storage TBA software-defined TBA HP TBA 3PAR TBA SimpliVity TBA EMC TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA Kaminario TBA Nimble Storage TBA Pure Storage TBA Violin Memory
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HPE acquires Nimble for $1B

On March 8, HPE announced it will be acquiring Nimble for approximately $1B. This acquisition comes on the heels of the acquisition of SimpliVity for $650M that closed on February 17, 2017.

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Nutanix Xi Cloud Services revealed

Xi Cloud Services brings hyper-converged vendor Nutanix into the public cloud game as it seeks to tie on-premises data to the cloud with help of Calm orchestration software.

  • Premiered: 06/29/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged Infrastructure
Topic(s): TBA Nutanix TBA Cloud TBA cloud services TBA hyperconverged TBA hyper-converged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Public Cloud TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Dell EMC TBA Lenovo TBA IBM TBA Cisco TBA HPE TBA AWS TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Microsoft TBA Google TBA Google Cloud Platform TBA Google Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Calm.io TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Jeff Kato TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA Virtustream TBA Hedvig TBA SoftNAS