Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for General Purpose Disk Arrays report has placed Nimble Storage ahead of the competition in ‘Completeness of Vision’ and firmly in the ‘Leaders’ category for ‘Ability to Execute’.
“Nimble’s success is based on competitive pricing; simple ease of use; a common architecture/ microcode base across all its hybrid and flash arrays; and InfoSight Predictive Analytics, a proactive and user-friendly remote monitoring and support tool.” Gartner Research Note G00293584.
Gartner, which defines a visionary as ‘a vendor who delivers innovative products that address operationally or financially important end-user problems at a broad scale’ rated Nimble Storage higher than all of its competition including well-established leading storage vendors, for three key reasons:
1. CS-Series array integration with hypervisors and with products such as VMvision enables the array and server to share performance information and adapt to changing access patterns and workload profiles
2. Customer satisfaction is high due to simple administration and proactive support
3. Customers can and do perform their own firmware upgrades, which is an indication of the simplicity, modularity and resiliency of the array architecture and design
Rod Bagg, Vice President, Analytics and Customer Support at Nimble Storage commented “Over 9,000 enterprises and cloud service providers across 50 countries rely on Nimble Storage to underpin their critical business applications on-premise and in the cloud.”
Over six years ago, Nimble developed a strategy to leverage big data and machine learning to optimise their customers’ environments, with the main aim to offer an infrastructure stack that operates faultlessly, informs you when something is about to go wrong, and prevents problems from occurring in the first place, giving customers’ the fastest, most reliable access to data.
The Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform offers simplicity and ease of scalability by converging backup, DR and secondary storage with a single, cloud-connected solution. From the cloud, InfoSight Predictive Analytics prevents disruptions to infrastructure and offers root-cause analysis for issues otherwise hard to diagnose.
Nimble Storage, who were acquired by leading technology vendor Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in April this year, spend around 28% of their revenue on Research & Development, proving they are investing heavily in their future. Using predictive analytics across the infrastructure stack, the vendor is continuously working on improving their sophisticated analytics tools to further simplify the data centre of the future.
“9 out of 10 support cases are automatically detected by InfoSight. When they ask for support, our customers go straight to a level 3 support engineer, fundamentally transforming the customer support experience” Rod Bagg, Vice President, Analytics and Customer Support at Nimble Storage.