Nimble Storage, a provider of predictive flash storage solutions, has unveiled a new AF1000 full-featured all-flash array that allows customers to start small and scale non-disruptively up to 8PB at a lower cost.
“Mid-size and large enterprises love the performance and availability of the All Flash arrays we released in February. However, many smaller organizations want all-flash at a lower entry point, without sacrificing features and scalability,” says Ajay Singh, vice president of product management at Nimble Storage. “The new Nimble All Flash array makes it affordable for organizations of any size to benefit from an all-flash platform with the same capabilities and scalability found in high-end all-flash arrays. The AF1000 is an ‘entry-level’ all-flash array without limitations.”
The starting point for the AF1000 offers up to 20TB effective capacity and is expandable up to 165TB effective capacity in 4U. It can also scale-up and scale-out non-disruptively to achieve over 1.2M IOPS and 8PB of all-flash capacity. Because Nimble All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays run the same NimbleOS, functionality is identical and arrays can be clustered and managed as a single entity in a Unified Flash Fabric. The arrays also include InfoSight Predictive Analytics to predict and prevent storage and non-storage issues across the infrastructure stack.
The AF1000 is now available with prices starting under $40,000, which includes three years of support.