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Nimble Storage Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

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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.


Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft SCCM

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Parallels unveiled Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which extends Microsoft SCCM functionality, offering the easiest and most cost-effective solution to manage and control both PC and Mac computers with ease through one pane of glass.

Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft SCCM now supports the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) enabling businesses to seamlessly set up and provision new Mac computers for their employees. Apple DEP allows IT managers to configure devices without touching them, while the setup experience is streamlined and simplified for end users.

“Today’s businesses are OS agnostic, and managing both Mac and PC using different tools can be challenging, so it is crucial that we make it as simple and easy to use as possible for IT admins,” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels president. “Supporting Apple DEP continues to show our ability at Parallels to cater to both sides of the OS world between Microsoft and Apple, further bringing them together.”

The addition of the Apple DEP is not the only update that helps streamline and centralize enterprise IT operations. The latest update also features support for macOS Sierra and Microsoft SCCM 1610, and Windows Server 2016 with new Mac admin tools for IT managers, which improve deployment processes and device management. Other new tools to help IT admins include new script commands, a Mac Client push installation and inventory collection.

Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft SCCM empowers IT administrators and system architects, as well as CIOs, to quickly and cost-effectively extend their current Microsoft SCCM infrastructure to control Mac and PC computers through one interface. IT departments can customize the options based on demand, without the significant time and expense of an additional infrastructure. The update enhances the simple and powerful plug-in, providing features for planning hardware refresh cycles accurately, and empowers IT administrators to easily make their Mac computers more secure using advanced encryption techniques.

Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft SCCM Features:

Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) Support

  • In combination with a unique integration with Microsoft SCCM, support for Apple DEP enables IT managers to seamlessly set up and provision new Mac computers
  • IT admins can enroll devices without touching a computer, streamlining deployment and simplifying setup experience for users

New Mac Admin Tools
  • Execute Script Command allows IT managers to send commands or scripts to select Macs
  • Parallels Mac Client Push Installation can be used as an alternative means to deploy the client and enroll Mac into Microsoft SCCM
  • Inventory Collection on Request enables IT administrators to collect hardware and software inventory to see changes without waiting for a scheduled inventory polling cycle to occur

Availability and Pricing
  • Parallels Mac Management 5.0 is available on Nov. 10 and is all inclusive at $30 annually per Mac.
    About Parallels

Parallels, a global leader in cross-platform solutions, makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. We help businesses and individuals to securely and productively use their favorite devices and preferred technology, whether it’s Windows®, Mac®, iOS, AndroidTM, Chromebook or the Cloud. Our solutions enable seamless delivery of virtual desktops and applications to any device, running Windows on a Mac, Mac management with Microsoft SCCM, and remote access to PCs and Macs from any device. Parallels has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.