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1 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.1 Nimble Scale to Fit Patrick Stack – Senior Storage Engineer Matt Rourke – Enterprise Account Executive

2 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.2 Why start a new Storage Systems Company? Christensen suggests that successful companies can put too much emphasis on customers' current needs, and fail to adopt new technology or business models that will meet customers' unstated or future needs; he argues that such companies will eventually fall behind.

3 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.3 Nimble Storage Is:  A public company  10x faster than traditional storage in less space  Scalable: From 12TB to 800TB without downtime.  Leverages current technology such as Multi-Core CPU’s, Flash Drives and a proprietary file system.  All Inclusive Software  InfoSight: A revolutionary support portal for predictive analytics of data usage and growth.  Easy to use: A Modern GUI and the option for self installation.  Reliable: 99.9995 uptime for trailing twelve months.

4 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.4 Building Storage for 2014

5 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.5 Cloud Hybrid Flash-Optimized MODERN Flash in Server All-Flash Arrays Transformation in Storage Models with Flash Efficient hybrid systems that flexibly leverage 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

6 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.6 Hybrid systems marry the best attributes of flash and disk. Fundamental to this is flash must be treated as flash, not as a fast HDD Flash Media Workload Capacity NL-SAS – 15k rpm SATA – 7.2k rpm Sequential 1x Flash-Only Is Not the Solution Cost High Medium Low $$$ Random* Mixed $$ $ Mature Mature Early Reliability * Random writes can cause flash wear

7 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.7 Why Do Customers Buy Nimble? Higher Performance than Tier 1 – at the Cost of Tier 3 Legacy Tier 1 (Disk-only) 5 – 15 ms latency $3k - $6k / TB Enterprise Features Snap, Replication, Clone Flash Only < 1 ms latency $8k - $15k+ / TB Enterprise Features? Nimble Storage < 1 ms latency $2k - $3k /TB Enterprise Features Snap, Replication, Clone 99.999% Uptime Legacy Tier 1 (Disk + SSD) 2 – 15 ms latency $5k - $8k / TB Enterprise Features Snap, Replication, Clone

8 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.8  Responsive flash cache accelerates reads with no RAID overhead  Serialized writes eliminate need for high RPM spindles  25-100k IOPS at sub-2ms latency 2-5x More Performance/$ Engineered for Efficiency 2-5x More Usable Capacity/$ Integrated Data Protection  Instant thin snapshots with no performance penalty  Block sharing clones  WAN-efficient replication of compressed snapshots  Snapshot retention for months, not days  High capacity disk  Always-on compression, 2:1 real world  High ratio of usable to raw capacity  Arrays measured in “effective capacity” DATA PROTECTION PERFORMANCE CAPACITY OPERATIONS CASL Operational Efficiency  Data sciences-based proactive support (InfoSight)  Cloud based monitoring  Predictive analytics–usage, growth  Real time data analysis  Infosight delivers: 90% of cases are auto created and 80% of those are auto closed.

9 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.9 CASL - Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout 32K 8K 16K 4K Data Written to NVRAM (1GB) Mirrored and application acknowledgement Data Moves to 12 or 24 GB of DRAM (workbench) CRC check sums & in-line LZ4 compression (1.5-2X) Variable-size blocks (unique) enable fast inline compression, saving 30-75% Elimination of read-modify-write penalty allows compression of all applications Random data coalesced into 4.5MB sequential stripes Sequential Stripes written to SATA Maximize write performance of low-cost, high-density HDDs (100X) Performance decoupled from disk speed & spindle count Cache worthy data written to SSD sequentially Converting random writes to sequential writes minimizes “write amplification”, allowing the use of MLC SSDs No RAID overhead: Using flash as a read cache avoids the overhead of RAID Data on flash is compressed, saving space Metadata in cache accelerates all reads SSD’s are 100% cache for faster Reads (50X) Constant light-weight sweeping ensures constant sequential stripes 12/24G DRAM 1G NVRAM (12) SATA 1TB/2TB/3TB RAID 6+1 (4) MLC SSD’s 80G/160/320G Adaptive Flash Cache All Data Random Data Snapshots 30+ days Active Controller Passive Controller

10 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.10 Nimble Storage CS-Series Controller Shelf Controller B Controller A Notes: 1: Effective capacity is usable capacity after no to 2x (or 50%) compression; typical range: 30% to 75% 2: The CS420 model is available in CS420-X2 and CS420-X4 options only

11 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.11 All Inclusive SW Features – No Licensing Costs 11  Dynamic caching   Write-optimized data layout   App-aligned block size   Universal compression   Thin provisioning   Instant-snapshots   WAN-efficient replication   Zero-copy clones  © 2012 Nimble Storage. Proprietary and confidential. Do not distribute.  App-integrated backup/profiles   Non-disruptive scale-to-fit   Scale-out clustering   Proactive wellness   Non-disruptive upgrades   Remote secure support   Unified administration   Multipath/connection manager 

12 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.12 All This While, We Are Partnering  HCL certifications; VAAI, SRM, vCenter Integrations  First storage vendor in Rapid Desktop Program  Joint VDI reference architectures (e.g., branch office) VMware  UCS Certification  SmartStack: Pre-validated VMware-Cisco-Nimble stack Cisco  HCL Certifications; Exchange Solution Reviewed Program  VSS, MPIO Integration Microsoft CommVault  Integration through Intellisnap Connect Program  Citrix Ready Certification  SmartStack: Pre-validated Citrix-Cisco-Nimble stack Citrix

13 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.13 InfoSight: Storage Lifecycle Simplified Peer Insights Forecasting & Planning Monitoring & Reporting Maintenance & Support Alerting Proactive Wellness Infosight Portal NimbleConnect Connect with and learn from users, experts worldwide Be part of a vibrant online community Learn from real-world deployment data Proactive monitoring Predictive support Shrink time to problem resolution Secure, cloud-based portal Detailed monitoring & reporting Proactive planning & forecasting as workloads change

14 © 2012 Nimble Storage. All Rights Reserved.14 Performance  Detailed view of IOPS and latency behaviors  Accurate recommendations for CPU and cache needs WellnessCapacityVolumesPerformanceData ProtectionDashboardAssets Support With InfoSight, I’m confident I can not only pinpoint storage performance bottlenecks, but know exactly what is necessary to resolve them. – MulvannyG2, global architectural firm ranked among top 50 worldwide


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