The Infosight Experience

SAN storage management has in the past been time consuming and complex … … with limited insight into storage health, performance and capacity across a storage estate. This, coupled with a reactive vendor support experience and many different objects and metrics to monitor and manage, often leads to a frustrating experience for end users. Nimble Storage delivers customers a very different support and lifecycle management experience, built on a powerful, cloud-based data analytics engine called InfoSight. In this short video, we take you on a tour of what Nimble’s advanced data analytics can offer, including a demo of the InfoSight...

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Nimble Storage Global SE Training event (GSET)

Ever wondered what happens at a Global IT Leader’s Technology Conference? Well, we sent our Technical Director off for a week to find out just how the technical engineers from Nimble Storage’s headquarters roll… Date: Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August Location: Nimble Storage Headquarters, San Jose, California. Visitor: Amirul Islam, Technical Director, NG-IT, UK GSET is an annual event held by Nimble Storage for technical engineers. It’s a way of getting all of the techies together in a single place for technical and product updates, feedback, bonding, socialising, etc, and set in an amazing place! For the first...

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Nimble Storage Data Protection Overview

Nimble Storage’s Adaptive Flash platform features innovative snapshot-based data protection and disaster recovery. Learn how you can use Nimble Storage snapshots to cost-effectively meet aggressive data protection and disaster recovery requirements for your critical applications.

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NG-IT launches new SmartStack website

NG-IT has launched its new SmartStack website www.smartstack.co.uk to promote next generation converged infrastructure, working with partner vendors, Nimble Storage, Cisco & VMware. The new website has a clean and uncluttered design, is content rich, to educate and inspire website visitors and utilises video and 3D product animations to demonstrate the individual elements that make up a SmartStack. Paul Sudlow, Director Strategic Alliances EMEA, Nimble Storage, comments: “As our largest SmartStack partner in Europe, NG-IT has supported us immensely in taking the benefits of the solution to the marketplace – this new site is superb.” With a sleek and simple...

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vSphere 5.5 to vSphere 6: Making the Jump

We’ve had a lot of customers ask whether they should upgrade to vSphere 6 and what the process looks like. So, we’ve put this quick video together to show you guys what you might want to consider before upgrading. Then we’ll run you through an upgrade of vCenter Server Appliance and ESXi in our own lab. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for our upcoming video walkthrough of Nimble Storage’s VVOL implementation.

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NG-IT awarded Nimble Storage Gold Partner status

We are pleased to announce that NG-IT has been awarded Gold Certification in the recently launched Nimble Storage Global Partner Program. As a Gold Certified Partner, NG-IT has attained the highest level of competency and skill with Nimble Storage and is well positioned to win new customer accounts, drive growth for our business, and differentiate our company from the competition. Simon Birney, Managing Director at NG-IT commented: “The Partner Program is a very welcome addition to the Nimble Storage partnership we enjoy, we have invested heavily in the brand and become Europe’s largest provider of Nimble Storage both in amount shipped...

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Fall in love with your storage again

As Valentine’s day approaches, we reflect on the things that we love and show our appreciation to them. But in many cases the love affair with our storage systems seems to have diminished. Let’s have a look why. There is usually much love for a storage system when it first rolls in through the door…the system is initialised and it is ready to serve the hosts with lots of capacity. But as time has gone on, it has grown weary, and the limitations start to show. The system has become bloated, slow and unresponsive. Using it has become complicated as configurations have changed...

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vSphere Suite 6.0 – let’s cut to the chase…

Prior to the big launch yesterday, there has been plenty of speculation, excitement and hype around the next major release of vSphere. The reality is that vSphere 6.0 is going look pretty much as we expected, with few surprises along the way. Of course there’s nothing wrong with evolution over revolution – and most of the proposed changes represent real improvements that will benefit VMware users. But, to help digest the flurry of launch information (including 650 alleged new features), we thought we’d summarise the salient points. 1. vSphere is now more scalable  64 hosts per cluster, 4TB RAM per...

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Storage start-ups: style but no substance?

Flash as a technology has undoubtedly played a big part in transforming the storage market. Looking back at the limitations of mid-range systems just a couple of years ago (mainly cost, performance and scalability), things are definitely moving in the right direction. But, while the technology continues to get more affordable and more reliable, it feels like a new storage solution appears on the market on a weekly basis. More options, difficult decisions Is this a good thing for customers? In terms of choice, I guess you could say yes. Going back just a couple of years, for a mid-size organisation...

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