Nimble Storage SmartSecure has arrived!

Data encryption requirements have traditionally stemmed from internal corporate or external regulatory requirements (and are typically been associated with specific industry verticals). However, the growth of cloud computing and bring your own device policies has meant many more businesses are more keenly reviewing their overall approach to data safeguarding. A simple way of securing data is to implement a solution which encrypts data at rest – that is, encryption of data on storage media. This approach prevents data from being accessible should a storage array or individual drives be stolen or otherwise removed from the data centre. This becomes particularly...

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Nimble Storage Named a Leader in Magic Quadrant

Leading research and business analyst firm Gartner has announced that Nimble Storage has advanced to the Leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, for General-Purpose Disk Arrays. This milestone marks the initial entrance of Nimble Storage into the Leaders quadrant since the company’s founding in 2008, making it the youngest vendor to be named a Leader among well-established storage vendors. Simon Birney, Managing Director of NG-IT comments, “Nimble Storage continues its commitment to delivering solutions that challenge the old school vendors in delivering disruptive technologies and is now well recognised in Gartners Magic Quadrant. Being elevated to the top right...

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Support Zombies – The Admins Worst Nightmare

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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NG-IT wins three awards at Nimble Storage Partner Summit

The UK’s leading Nimble Storage integrator, NG-IT, has been awarded ‘UK Partner of the Year’, ‘EMEA SmartStack Partner of the Year’ and ‘EMEA Partner of the Year’, at the Nimble Storage Partner Summit, held in Lisbon, Portugal last week. Simon Birney, Managing Director said: “We are delighted to have achieved three awards. NG-IT has invested significantly over the last 12 months and these awards are acclaim indeed to our specialist team dedicated to the delivery of Nimble Storage and Smartstack solutions working with our partners from Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and Citrix”. Simon Birney (left) and Mike Lloyd (right) accepting the...

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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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