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Nimble’s flash storage platform lets enterprises predict future storage needs

California-based flash storage company Nimble Storage has introduced to the Philippine market its Adaptive Flash System, which includes both SSDs (solid-state drives) and HDDs (hard disk drives), and lets enterprises determine how much flash they need and let them add it incrementally.

In a meeting with IT journalists, executives from Nimble Storage said that the explosion of information, increasing number of applications, rising number of cloud computing services being adopted by enterprises, and complex storage management systems are fueling demand for flash storage solutions.

To meet the growing demand for fast data access while delivering improved data protection, Nimble Storage developed the Adaptive Flash Storage platform.

Comprising SSDs and HHDs, the Adaptive Flash platform is based on Nimble Storage’s CASL (Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout architecture) flash-optimized file system software and the InfoSight cloud-based storage management and support system. InfoSight monitors use of the storage systems and learns to predict future needs.

Nimble Storage executives (from left): Rachel Ler, Regional Director for ASEAN, Suresh Vasudevan, Chief Executive Officer of Nimble Storage, and Peter O'Connor, VP for Asia-Pacific and Japan, Nimble Storage. PHOTO BY LANIE DE LEON.

Nimble Storage executives (from left): Rachel Ler, Regional Director for ASEAN, Suresh Vasudevan, Chief Executive Officer of Nimble Storage, and Peter O’Connor, VP for Asia-Pacific and Japan, Nimble Storage. PHOTO BY LANIE DE LEON.

Adaptive Flash Storage leverages the capacities or strengths of both flash and disk, and combines them in order to get the right amount of performance and capacity an organization’s workloads require.

By minimizing performance and capacity tradeoffs, Nimble’s Adaptive Flash platform enables the consolidation of all workloads and eliminates storage silos.

According to Suresh Vasudevan, Chief Executive Officer of Nimble Storage, the flash platform is a completely game-changing solution for their customers because it offers better performance, better protection and support experience, and is more cost-effective as it lowers total cost of ownership and operating expenses.

PH a growing flash market

The Philippines is a hotspot for flash technology as the number of enterprises implementing it is growing. Rachel Ler, Regional Director for ASEAN at Nimble Storage, said that Philippines is the second largest market of Nimble in the Southeast Asian region.

Nimble started marketing its products locally in 2012. Today, the company has more than 20 customers in the Philippines, among them are Globe Telecoms and Rustan’s. Nimble also serves other industries including manufacturing, logistics, and business process outsourcing. To expand its customer base, Nimble Storage has appointed Westcon Group Philippines to help it penetrate other areas such as Cebu.
Describing the directions of the local storage market, Ler said that Philippine customers are looking for storage solutions that deliver high performance and lower cost of ownership and operating costs.

Supporting Ler’s statement, Vasudevan added that more local enterprises are willing to adopt the Nimble Storage’s flash technology in addressing performance and capacity. He noted that there are applications being used by local firms where flash can be utilized.

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