SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized, hybrid storage solutions, today announced it has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list features the most innovative vendors who not only deliver technology that is easy to use, but also can generate the high margins solution providers require. The vendors that make up the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2006 or later, have revenue under $1 billion and have an active U.S. channel strategy.
Among these Emerging Vendors are companies that have already established themselves in their market segment and others that are already making an impact despite a recent launch. Each organization on the list represents a new partnership and go-to-market opportunity for solution providers looking to identify new vendor partners.
Nimble Storage has developed the industry's first flash-optimized, hybrid storage solutions, engineered from the ground up for optimal performance and efficiency. By integrating the performance of flash with economical high-capacity hard disk drives, Nimble has eliminated the compromises between performance and capacity. This makes it an ideal solution for storing and protecting corporate data, and supporting the performance requirements of critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, server virtualization and VDI.
One of the most important benefits to resellers in today's market is service. Beyond the intrinsic price and performance benefits that Nimble provides its partners, Nimble provides the industry's only proactive wellness support program, which allows partners to provide end users with proactive monitoring of their storage environment. Support tools and Nimble staff monitor 'heartbeats' and logs from systems and analyze a variety of parameters in real time, allowing over 75 percent of issues to be automatically resolved with no inconvenience to the customer. Proactive Wellness, which is included in any Nimble deployment at no additional charge, provides end users the ability to anticipate issues, eliminating performance problems and downtime.
"Emerging doesn't mean what it used to," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, UBM Channel. "And this collection of up-and-comers and new-to-the-game vendors is on an upward trajectory that a host of young companies that preceded them could barely imagine. With new innovations like cloud computing and virtualization speeding up the pace of innovation, and technology mainstays like storage and networking branching off into new directions, this list encapsulates a tectonic technology shift where the recently founded are starting to rule the roost and become household names much more quickly than in the past. We congratulate each vendor on the list and congratulate them for placing an emphasis on innovation and ease of use, features that are the hallmark of any successful channel offering."
Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information. To view a sample of the list and read the editorial accompaniment visit www.CRN.com.
"We are dedicated to providing the absolute highest level of service to our resellers and end users," said Mike Muñoz, vice president of sales for Nimble Storage. "We understand our partners and end users have more important things to think about than monitoring storage infrastructure, and Nimble's Proactive Wellness is one way we help make that task vastly easier. Being named as a 2012 Emerging Vendor by CRN provides further validation for Nimble Storage, and we are honored to receive this award."
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About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage solutions are built on the idea that enterprises should not have to compromise between performance, capacity, ease of management, and price. Nimble's patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout architecture, designed from the ground up to effectively combine flash with high capacity drives, makes high performance affordable, simplifies and enhances disaster recovery and backup, and delivers stress-free operations. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world class channel partners. For more information visit www.nimblestorage.com.