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Your Quick Introduction to Nimble Storage

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by Daniella Lundsberg

In March 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its acquisition of Nimble Storage, a leading provider of entry to midrange, predictive flash storage solutions. This acquisition rounds out a storage portfolio that already leads the market in midrange to high-end storage with HPE 3PAR StoreServ enterprise flash storage solutions. If the HPE 3PAR StoreServ portfolio doesn’t fit your needs perfectly, you may find a better answer to your unique challenges with Nimble Storage.

But you might be wondering about the exact distinctions between HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Nimble Storage solutions. As you start to evaluate storage solutions that can provide massive consolidation to make your business more agile, this quick overview of Nimble should provide some guidance.

4 Things You Should Know About Nimble Storage

As the Nimble Storage portfolio receives greater recognition thanks to the reach of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, here are four things you should know about the products:

  • Accessible Predictive Flash: Nimble solutions make all-flash, hybrid-flash, and multicloud support accessible to businesses of all sizes. With a layer of predictive analytics powered by advanced machine learning supporting the entire portfolio, SMBs can enjoy 99.9999% data availability and storage optimized to avoid service issues.
  • Integration With Hyper Converged Infrastructure: Nimble is built to work closely with HPE SimpliVity hyper converged solutions to ensure SMBs are deploying the right data services in the right context.
  • Autonomous Storage: The InfoSight™ predictive analytics engine within Nimble can automate storage visibility, management, and support with an intricate system of sensors that are analyzed every second.
  • Cloud Storage Made Easy: Hybrid IT is the modern reality for organizations, no matter what their size. Nimble has the tools necessary to move data between the public cloud and your private data center quickly and easily. No manual migrations are necessary; it enables multicloud use without data migration; and no data egress charges apply.

These are just a few of the technical advantages that come along with the addition of the Nimble solutions to the HPE product line. The only question is how you can deploy the storage solutions in a way that meets your specific needs.

American Digital and Nimble Storage Transform Data Centers

As a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner, American Digital is uniquely qualified to transform data centers with solutions such as HPE Nimble Storage. It’s one thing to understand that the data center needs to become more agile — it’s quite another to make the most cost-efficient IT decisions to improve efficiency and growth.

If you want to learn how to transform your data center with cost-effective solutions like Nimble, call American Digital today at 847-637-4300.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise specializations include Platinum: Converged Infrastructure, Networking; Gold: Cloud Builder.

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for Hewlett Packard Enterprise products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. Hewlett Packard Enterprise shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Peak Data Availability at an SMB Price — Yes, It’s Possible

Posted on: January 3rd, 2018 by Daniella Lundsberg

Downtime isn’t a problem exclusive to the enterprise market. And yet, enterprise-grade storage availability has only been accessible via expensive on-site service contracts and costly systems of redundant hardware — which, unsurprisingly, have been out of reach for SMBs.

However, ever-increasing reliance on internet-connected applications to handle mission-critical processes means even SMBs need the guarantee of advanced availability. While midrange to high-end storage such as HPE 3PAR StoreServ enterprise flash storage solutions from Hewlett Packard Enterprise may not be within reach of your SMB, there are other options available.

In 2014, Nimble Storage, now a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, committed to providing 99.999% data availability to companies outside the enterprise class. And now, after the acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Nimble has stepped up once again and guarantees 99.999% (known as “six-nines”) availability (less than 25 seconds of downtime annually) at an SMB price.

If it seems too good to be true, let’s take a closer look at how Nimble Storage InfoSight™ from Hewlett Packard Enterprise makes high availability possible.

5 Steps to Deliver Six-Nines Availability

Despite the SMB price tag, Nimble Storage delivers the following advanced operations for SMB customers:

  • Continuous Data Analysis: A network of sensor telemetry data allows InfoSight to continuously monitor the entire storage infrastructure for possible performance anomalies.
  • Case Creation: The key to rapid problem-solving is predicting potential issues before they occur. InfoSight creates cases and automatically resolves them in 86% of situations before customers ever recognize the problem.
  • Root Cause Analysis: When issues prove to be complicated, a dedicated engineer can work with the simple Nimble interface to diagnose a root cause. Signatures are then created to avoid ongoing issues in the OS, performance metrics, application/workload profiles, and third-party configurations.
  • Problem Resolution: Nimble Storage makes it easier and more efficient to work within the system to develop resolution plans and verify they’re been implemented throughout the storage infrastructure.
  • Install-Based Prevention: Advanced machine learning and pattern-matching algorithms allow InfoSight to identify, predict, and prevent storage systems from experiencing the same problems that have already been solved elsewhere.

All of these operations speak to the machine learning built into Nimble Storage. Investing in depreciating storage systems will leave you with business challenges every few years — but if you invest in a storage system that learns to be more effective over time, you can focus on core aspects of your business rather than worrying about IT systems. In the SMB market, the ability to automate storage optimization cannot be understated.

Implementing Nimble Storage Through American Digital

When six-nines data availability is affordable on an SMB budget, the only question left is how to implement the solution in your own IT stack. When you work with American Digital, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner, you can rely on a deep bench of IT expertise to ensure this all-flash storage system is implemented correctly.

If you’re ready to take advantage of enterprise-grade high availability for an SMB price, call American Digital today at 847-637-4300.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise specializations include Platinum: Converged Infrastructure, Networking; Gold: Cloud Builder.

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for Hewlett Packard Enterprise products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. Hewlett Packard Enterprise shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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