Nimble Storage - the leader in predictive flash storage - has been positioned furthest on the visionary axis in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays. The report analyzes hybrid and solid-state arrays (SSAs) that support storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) protocols. This is the second consecutive year Nimble has been placed in the Leaders quadrant. To date, over 9,000 enterprises and cloud service providers rely on the Nimble Predictive Flash platform to underpin their critical business applications.
The Predictive Flash platform combines All Flash arrays and Adaptive Flash arrays into a single architecture that accelerates applications while lowering the cost of storage ownership. However, fast flash alone is inadequate since the majority of application disruptions stem from complexity of the infrastructure stack. By leveraging cloud-based predictive analytics to monitor customer-deployed infrastructure, the Predictive Flash platform delivers unmatched operational simplicity, infrastructure availability and cross-stack visibility.
"Given enterprise priorities to simplify IT infrastructure and minimize costs, we believe that complex storage solutions from legacy vendors are no longer competitive. Their lack of innovation is creating a significant share shift opportunity. At the same time, younger storage companies do not have the breadth of functionality of our Predictive Flash platform,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. “With the most advanced use of predictive analytics and machine learning capabilities in the industry we have fundamentally changed the game. InfoSight Predictive Analytics is not something other vendors can easily replicate or bolt-on. We believe it will take other vendors years to match the level of operational simplicity we can offer enterprises today."
The All Flash arrays round out the Nimble portfolio of Predictive Flash arrays – all of which are supported by InfoSight Predictive Analytics.
Nimble Storage is one of the leading producer of innovative hybrid arrays combining speed of Flash-SSD with a capacity of traditional hard drives. Their innovative solution Nimble Storage built from scratch using selected components of the leading producers the hardware and their own software, performing unique algorithms to optimize read and write operations on each media types and utilizing their best features SSD and HDD.