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1 Nimble Storage Overview with Cisco UCS May 2013

2 Nimble Storage Debuts as a Visionary on Magic Quadrant On the Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays Improvements in scalability, availability, performance and functionality of midrange storage systems have blurred the boundaries between network- attached, midrange and high- end storage systems. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders understand storage vendors' strategies and market strengths. Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays by Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox, Valdis Filks (21 March 2013) This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Nimble Storage. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Nimble Storage was recognized as a visionary based on its innovative Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture, post- sales support and strategic alliances.

3 Cloud Hybrid Flash-Optimized MODERN Flash in Server All-Flash Arrays Transformation in Storage Models with Flash Efficient hybrid systems that can flexibly vary flash and disk address all mainstream needs. Tape, High- Capacity Disk Modular Monolithic LEGACY Archives OLTP SQL Server Exchange VDI SharePoint Web/File/Print Mainstream Applications Real-Time Analytics NEED FOR FLASH

4 Storage Architectures–The Engine Powering Storage Architected to use disk only; overlaying flash on top results in partial solution Todays Storage Architectures Purpose-built, Performance Hybrid Designed from the ground up to leverage the best of flash and disk Eliminates compromise between performance, capacity, and data management

5 Engineered for Efficiency High capacity disk Always-on compression High ratio of usable to raw capacity 2-5x More Usable Capacity/$ Responsive flash cache accelerates reads with no RAID overhead Serialized writes eliminate need for high RPM spindles 2-5x More Performance/$ Thin snapshots with no performance penalty Retention for months, not days WAN-efficient replication Instant Backups & Restores Scale just performance, just capacity, or both Scale with zero downtime Scaling at the Lowest Incremental Cost DATA PROTECTION PERFORMANCE CAPACITY SCALING CASL

6 Gain High Performance and Capacity Savings Actual results across all Nimble customers deploying ESX workloads Disk-based Systems 5-10 ms 0.5 ms Faster Performance… AVERAGE READ LATENCY AVERAGE WRITE LATENCY Actual results across all Nimble customers Tiered Systems with Flash 1-4 ms 0.67 ms In an IOmeter test of the CS220, the Nimble out- performed EMC by a factor of 7 to 10 in IOPS, latency, and Mbps Community With inline compression alone, weve freed up 7.48TB of space. Imagine what we can do with that. – Calvin Levy, Florida Blood Services AVERAGE COMPRESSION Actual results across all Nimble customers deploying SQL server workloads 2.03X …without Sacrificing Capacity AccelerateProtectEmpower The IOPS were achieving with the Nimble array has proven game- changing for our development team. – Ethan Erchinger, VP of Operations, Plaxo

7 Simplify Backups, Protect More AccelerateProtectEmpower Actual results across all Nimble customers running SQL workloads 63% Protect More Often CUSTOMERS WITH HOURLY RPOs Actual results across all Nimble customers Protect More WORKLOADS REPLICATED FOR DR 51% 10% Industry Average (Source: IDC) CUSTOMERS RETAINING SNAPSHOTS MORE THAN 1 MONTH 47% Actual results across all Nimble customers running SQL workloads Protect Longer The Nimble backups are extremely fast and non-disruptive – they dont impact our application or storage performance at all. – Steve Tuscher, Director of Information Technology, Grocery Outlet With Nimble it takes, literally, a couple clicks of the mouse to establish a backup schedule and meet our data retention policy. – Mike Brester, System Administrator, Mulvanny G2 Architecture When you compare Nimble with other disaster recovery products, its very effective and very competitive in terms of pricing, and its so easy to use. – Jared Call, Director of IT, Imagine Learning

8 Simplify and Go Beyond AccelerateProtectEmpower PERCENT OF SUPPORT CASES RESOLVED WITH AUTOMATED SYSTEM Actual results across all Nimble customers 70 % Easy to Maintain 2 Line Items NUMBER OF LINE ITEMS PER QUOTE Easy to Purchase 3 PAGES Easy to Upgrade PERCENT OF SYSTEMS UPGRADED WITHOUT DOWNTIME 99.9 % Actual results across all Nimble customers It was really refreshing to see Nimbles quote was one line item on my purchase order. It just all came bundled in there. All the things I needed and then some. –Mariyah Epich Serratos, City of Cupertino This isn't hard enough! I need thick manuals, on-site field engineers, a complicated support web site, a-la- carte licensing charges, complicated spreadsheets to document configurations, maybe even a storage specialist! Something is very wrong here." –Russell Roberts, Premier Medical Group Just ran the firmware update. It could not have possibly gone smoother. One click to download, one click to update. Watched a live VM during the 8-minute process which never disconnected. –Kenneth Libeson, Meritage Group

9 SmartStack Solutions with Cisco UCS 9

10 Cisco Alliance Update UCS Storage Certification –Storage support matrix posted on Cisco.com –UCS B-series and C-series –VMware, Windows, Linux –iSCSI Boot, Appliance port mode, etc. –Includes M81KR (Palo) and VIC 1240 adapters Reference Architectures Nimble arrays in Cisco Demo Labs –13 installs –12 planned/scheduled Customer events –VDI Boot Camp Series w/VMware –May 17 Star Trek 2 movie premiere 10 © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute.

11 Nimble Storage SmartStack Solutions for a variety of workloads –Desktop and Server Virtualization –Databases and Business Applications –Messaging and Collaboration Leverage Nimble Storages rich partner eco-system –Virtualization, Applications, Data Protection, Compute & Networking 11 © 2013 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute.

12 Nimble Storage SmartStack for VDI with Cisco and VMware A joint 1,000-seat VDI reference architecture using Cisco UCS servers, Nimble Storage CS-Series Arrays and VMware vSphere and View Software Delivers –High density of virtual desktops per unit of rack space –Rapid provisioning –Rapid response time even during peak IOs (such as during a boot storm) –Lower deployment risk –Linear scalability 12 © 2013 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute.

13 Nimble SmartStack for VDI with Cisco and Citrix A joint 1,500-seat VDI reference architecture using Cisco UCS servers, Nimble Storage CS-Series Arrays and Citrix XenDesktop on VMware vSphere Delivers –High density of virtual desktops per unit of rack space –Rapid provisioning –Rapid response time even during peak IOs (such as during a boot storm) –Lower deployment risk –Linear scalability 13 © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute.

14 Nimble SmartStack for VDI with Cisco and Citrix Cisco UCS B-Series Servers 1500 Win7 Virtual desktops –10x B230 M2 Servers –2x B200 M3 Servers VDI + Windows infrastructure –2x B200 M2 –2x Fabric Interconnect Nimble Storage CS440G-X4 24TB of disks and 2.4 TB of Flash SSDs Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 VMware vSphere 5.0u1 Login VSI –2x B230 M2 Servers

15 Nimble Storage for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 15 © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute. Fast Track Validated Design for 75 VMs (Small Biz Config) Flash-optimized hybrid Nimble Storage CS-Series Flexible Cisco UCS C-Series rack mount servers Nimble Storage delivers: Performance and storage efficiency for virtualized workloads in compact form factor Accelerated private cloud deployments with less risk Non-disruptively and independently scaling to fit growing performance and capacity needs With Hyper-V

16 Nimble Storage SmartStack for MS Windows with Cisco and Microsoft Published a joint end-to-end smart stack reference architecture with Cisco and Microsoft –Efficiently deliver cost-effective virtual machines without a large upfront investment –Lower risk of deployments and improve probability of success –Scale to fit application needs by scaling performance and capacity independently Configuration for 75 VMs –Cisco 2 to 4 UCS C220 M3 Servers with Fabric Extenders and Fabric Interconnect –Nimble Storage CS220G (3U) »12TB of disks with 320GB of Flash –Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved x Cisco UCS C220 M3 Nimble Storage CS220G VM Volumes 10GbE Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect and Fabric Extender Boot Volumes With Hyper-V

17 University of Colorado Boulder Housing and Dining Services For any enterprise or educational institution considering a move to a virtualized desktop environment, I would strongly recommend the integrated VMware View, Cisco UCS, and Nimble CS-Series solution. The combined power and performance of these three leaders in virtualization, compute, and storage is unbeatable. ENVIRONMENT VDI environment supporting 500 staff members accessing 25 business critical systems and 155 separate databases CHALLENGES Desktops and workstations were expensive procure, difficult to manage and consumed too much power Previous solutions lacked stability, ease of use, performance and scalability CISCO, NIMBLE STORAGE AND VMWARE BENEFITS Cut overall costs of desktop computing by 70% Helped contribute to CU-Boulders environment goals by cutting power consumption by 80% and allowing for remote work Accelerated new deployments from days to hours Improved user experience and delivered the performance of all flash arrays at 1/10 th the cost.

18 Virtacore Given the high profile nature of our clients and our commitment to delivering the highest level of service, we couldnt afford to have any surprises. Despite our best efforts to find weaknesses, the Nimble Storage systems consistently performed above and far beyond our expectations. ENVIRONMENT Currently manage more than 10,000 virtual environments in state-of-the-art Tier 3 Equinix data centers globally, delivered via public, private, and hybrid clouds. CHALLENGES Consolidating multiple datacenters to a single location in VA Onboarding new customers took too long Growing customer base exposed performance limitations of existing server and storage hardware CISCO UCS+NIMBLE BENEFITS Reduced customer deployment times from days to 30 minutes Customer saw application response times cut in half, compared to their in-house infrastructure Virtacore beat out larger competitors to deploy VMware vCloud, based on the speed and performance of UCS+Nimble Rolling out Cisco+Nimble+VMware architecture to Midwest and West datacenters, with Europe to follow


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