Nimble Storage Named ‘Storage Vendor of the Year’ By CRN

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San Jose, Calif. – Dec 8, 2014 – Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that it has been named ‘Storage Vendor of the Year’ in 2014 by CRN magazine. Now in its 21st year, the CRN Channel Awards continue to represent the pinnacle of achievement in the UK market rewarding outstanding performance in the IT channel. Nimble Storage was recognized by CRN over traditional and startup storage vendors, including tiered hybrid and all-flash vendors, to win the ‘Storage Vendor of the Year’ category.

The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform has been embraced by more than 4,300 customers across 38 countries primarily through the company’s indirect channel model. The platform empowers IT organizations to predict, manage and deliver the storage required to optimize business applications and workloads across the enterprise.

By implementing a 100 percent channel model, Nimble is well positioned to rapidly expand its business through trusted advisors that have extensive relationships with enterprises. The company is strengthening its channel partner base as a key foundation for driving continued growth in the UK with partners such as Cristie Data, NG-IT, SITS Group and Softcat, as well as through a two-tier distribution model consisting of Arrow and Ingram Micro. To accelerate momentum, Nimble is focused on building deeper relationships across its partner ecosystem and enabling partners to be self-sufficient through tools resources and incentive programs that are low-friction and yield high-margins.

“Leveraging our channel ecosystem is critical to the continued growth of our business. Because we view our channel partners as an extension of the Nimble Storage team, we are fully committed to supporting and enabling their collective success,” said Kristin Carnes, vice president of Global Channel Sales, Nimble Storage. “To be acknowledged by CRN for the strides we’ve made in the UK serves as proof positive that our strategy is effective.”

The CRN Channel Awards 2014 took place in November 2014 at the Battersea Park Events Arena in London. With more than 1,750 guests in attendance, the awards brought together the industry’s leading players, including vendors, resellers and distributors.

About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is redefining the storage market with its Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble’s flash storage solutions enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity. At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs. At the core of the Adaptive Flash platform is the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture and InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health. More than 4,300 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble’s flash storage solutions across 38 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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