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HPE Refreshes Nimble Storage Lineup and Introduces Storage Efficiency Guarantee: Page 2 of 2

Buyers of all-flash models in the Nimble storage family, which are now equipped to support storage class memory and NVMe technology, receive extra capacity free if they can prove that a competitor’s product is better at converting raw capacity to effective capacity. By Rich Freeman

The Store More Guarantee isn’t the first time HPE has committed itself to compensating businesses for failing to live up to its marketing promises. Both the Nimble and 3PAR Storage families come with a “six-nines” guarantee that entitles buyers to free months of technical support if availability drops below 99.9999 percent.

Kresse, who declined to specify when Nimble’s all-flash arrays would begin utilizing SCM and NVMe technology, suggests that HPE would initially employ SCM as a high-speed cache for heavily-used files, much the way it once utilized flash storage as a performance-accelerating companion to hard disk drives. The company will eventually ship all-NVMe products as well, he continues.

HPE acquired Nimble in March of last year in a deal valued at $1.2 billion, and made Nimble products available to its entire global channel on November 1st.

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