The Admins Worst Nightmare: Support Zombies

Let me make this clear, when I say ‘Support Zombies’ I am not asking you to support the plight of misunderstood Zombies, about how they are victimised and attacked simply because of the way they look and sound. Yes they try to eat people, but zombies have eat needs too. Instead, this is a reference to ‘Zombified’ Support Teams who are slow to react, struggle to process information critical to solving issues and generally oblivious to the admins need for help to achieve a resolution. Instead, these teams are focused on blindly following process, requesting logs, passing you from zombie...

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Come and join NimbleConnect Live!

We are just 1 week away from the Nimble Storage Roadshow Live in London and Manchester. Seats are filling up at this free event much faster than we anticipated! All-Flash storage is blazingly fast and is becoming the new normal. But did you know that 54% of application slow-downs are not solved just by deploying All-Flash? Register today and get a chance to participate in this interactive session, connect with Nimble’s most prominent thought leaders and hear real customer scenarios: How predictive analytics solve the remaining issues that All-Flash storage cannot address How to achieve SLAs for VMs, Docker and...

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Xentrall Case Study

Setting the Scene Xentrall is a public sector partnership which was set up to deliver a range of back office services including ICT, design and print and transactional HR and finance to Stockton on Tees Borough Council and Darlington Borough Council. The ICT division of Xentrall is responsible for the development and management of the technical infrastructure and operationalICT services for both councils including hardware, software, network installation, support and maintenance and provides a single point of contact for all ICT support and service requests. Xentrall currently supports 5000 users on 500 virtual servers split across 2 data centres. The...

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Nimble Storage Predictive All Flash Arrays Selected By Over 200 Organisations

Nimble Storage today announced its Predictive Flash platform has been selected by more than 9,000 enterprises and cloud service providers to provide fast, reliable access to data.  Since introducing its Predictive All Flash array in February 2016, the AF-Series has been purchased by more than 200 customers. More than half of the All Flash customers are “new to Nimble” customers, and a majority also leverage Adaptive Flash arrays. InfoSight Predictive Analytics stand out as a key competitive differentiation in the sales cycle, providing extreme simplicity of operations by predicting and preventing issues. “Flash storage is a ridiculously competitive market. Enterprises...

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The DC is changing – where do we go from here?

You don’t have to look too closely to realise that infrastructure is undergoing a massive transformation. Some say baremetal servers are dead, despite our many customers who still have a whole bunch of these (thanks UNIX!) Others say that storage is dead and that it’s all about hyper-converged, software-defined and “the cloud”. The truth is, exactly how this new era of infrastructure will play out is not fully defined and therefore opinions vary greatly depending on who you talk to. So let’s think about IT infrastructure components. In their most basic form, we end up with three categories: storage, compute...

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NG-IT awarded Nimble Storage EMEA SmartStack Partner of the Year and UK Partner of the Year

Simon Birney (left) and Amirul Islam (right). Once again the NG-IT team has been recognised as the UK’s leading provider of private and hybrid cloud solutions by key partner Nimble Storage, at this year’s Partner Summit in Berlin. NG-IT has won 6 Nimble Storage Partner awards in the last 3 years, including UK Partner of the Year, EMEA Partner of the Year and EMEA SmartStack Partner of the Year, 3 years running. Our Technical Director Amirul Islam receives the EMEA Smartstack Partner of the Year award from Paul Carr, Head of Technology Partners for EMEA at Cisco and Leonard Iventosh...

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Nimble OS 3.1 – What’s New?

To recap, Nimble OS is the all-in-one software package that delivers firmware, features, fixes and functionality to Nimble customers. It’s designed to be cross-platform (all Nimble systems use the same image), easy to deploy and update – all through the GUI! Existing customers will know that Nimble provides all software features and integration packs free of charge. And that includes new features that are released during the lifecycle of product. 2015 – Another busy year for Nimble and NG-IT! The last year saw a number of significant Nimble features and additions. Take, for example, version 2.3’s introduction of SmartSecure: the ability...

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