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December 2, 2015 |

Nimble Storage Expands SmartStack Integrated Infrastructure Solution Portfolio with Cisco

SmartStack solutions provide Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) and reference architectures to streamline deployment, scale infrastructure components independently, and simplify overall management.

Flash storage solutions company Nimble Storage has expanded its alliance with Cisco to collaborate on new Cisco Validated Designs (CVD) for integrated infrastructure solutions in an effort to help further drive the adoption of SmartStack.

Since 2012, Cisco and Nimble Storage have developed several SmartStack reference architecture-based solutions and Cisco Validated Designs targeting a range of use cases. This integrated infrastructure portfolio, comprising of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) integrated infrastructure and the Nimble Adaptive Flash platform, has been deployed across a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, education, and service provider.

“SmartStack is the first integrated infrastructure solution built on a modern, flash-optimized storage platform that has been architected to scale in line with customer requirements,” says Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. “Together with Cisco, we’ve leveraged best-in-class infrastructure to develop a validated design that accelerates and scales enterprise-wide applications without increasing complexity. Our unique approach to integrated infrastructure with Cisco has enabled us to acquire more than 750 enterprise customers in just three years’ time, which speaks volumes about our momentum and our go-forward potential.”

The new SmartStack Cisco Validated Designs combine products from both companies such as the Nimble Adaptive Flash platform, Cisco UCS, Cisco data center switching and Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite, to deliver business-ready solutions. These SmartStack solutions are designed to speed application deployments, scale infrastructure components independently, and simplify overall management.

Midsize enterprises or larger customers with departmental or distributed environments can deploy a SmartStack, which combines a Nimble CS300 array with a Cisco UCS Mini and vSphere 6.0. Future validated designs target a range of large-scale enterprise use cases such as virtual infrastructure, virtual desktop infrastructure, databases, and other mission-critical deployments that use the entire family of products, including the Nimble CS700 FC-based array.

In addition to introducing new SmartStack Cisco Validated Designs, Nimble has also released its latest SmartStack reference architecture for SQL Server 2014, which addresses the migration requirements in advance of the pending end of life of SQL Server 2005.

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