Nimble Storage - Fast / Efficienct iSCSI Storage
     
 

Nimble Storage is one of the new pioneers in iSCSI storage. Nimble's approach is based on the concept of converged storage, backup, and disaster recovery. Their unqiue solution replaces an enterprise’s expensive high-RPM drives with a hybrid architecture that combines high-performance SSD drives with low-cost, high-density SATA or NL-SAS drives.

As a leading Nimble Storage Partner, Scale Datacom can tailor a complete solution around their product offering that will put Nimble's unique architecture to work for you.

   
 

  Nimble Storage Benefits:
"But I already have an iSCSI solution..."
Not Like This...
   
Extremely Fast

 

 

  • SSD-Augmented Architecture
    • 20k+ IOPs per 3U Nimble Array
    • SSD's are used as cache, not a tier, allowing Nimble to react
    • far faster to changing IO demands.
  • Writes are aggregated in controller DRAM and laid out in large sequential stripes on the spinning disk
  • A full copy of all data and Snapshots are stored on high-capacity drives in RAID-6 plus hot spare
Extremely Efficient
  • Compression and Variable Block Sizes reduce overall data footprint, allowing you to store far more per array.
    • Greatly reduces power/cooling costs and rack footprnt
  • Nimble's Snapshot engine is among the industry's most space-efficient
    • Allows you to take and retain far more
  • QoS feature allows users to optimize WAN bandwidth for Replication.
 
Unbeatable Value
  • All-Inclusive Feature Licensing
    • All features included in the price of the array
    • Full Suite of SAN and Host-Side Features
    • New features are a no-cost download
  • No one can match Nimble's mix of performance and usable capacity
  • Budget-friendly support pricing

No other iSCSI SAN allows you to store more data and push more IOPs per array for the money.

Nimble is a natural fit for IOPs-intensive environments such as VDI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  Nimble Models:
     
200 Series Arrays The CS210 and CS215 provide value and performance for small to medium-sized IT organizations or remote offices, for workloads such as Microsoft Exchange and VDI.
     

CS210

  • 4TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~6.5TB Usable After Compression
  • 4 x 1Gbe Ports / Controller
  • 450 Watts Power

CS215

  • 8TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~13TB Usable After Compression
  • 12 x 1Gbe Ports or
  • 6 x 1Gbe or 2 x 10GBe Ports
  • / Controller
  • 500 Watts Power

The remainder of the 200 Series arrays are being replaced by the 300 Series.


300 Series Arrays The CS300 Series is ideal for IT organizations or distributed sites of larger organizations, supporting workloads such as Microsoft applications, VDI or virtual server consolidation.
     
Minimum Usable Capacity
8TB
16TB
25TB
Effective Usable
8-16TB
16-32TB
25-50TB
Max Effective Usable (trays)
220TB
236TB
254TB
Max # of Exp.Trays
3
3
3
Base/Max Flash Per array
640GB - 3.2TB
Max Flash w/ All-Flash Tray
16TB
Connectivity 2 x 1Gbe Integrated...Up to 2 x Dual-Port 1Gbe or 2 x 10Gbe Per Controller (optional)
Power
500 Watts

500 Series Arrays The CS500 Series offers advanced performance for larger-scale deployments or IO-intensive workloads, like larger-scale VDI, and Oracle or SQL Server databases, and provides the best performance and IOPS per $. The CS500 achieves 5x the performance of the CS215.
     
Minimum Usable Capacity
8TB
16TB
25TB
Effective Usable
8-16TB
16-32TB
25-50TB
Max Effective Usable (trays)
220TB
236TB
254TB
Max # of Exp.Trays
3
3
3
Base/Max Flash Per array
640GB - 3.2TB
Max Flash w/ All-Flash Tray
16TB
Connectivity
2 x 1Gbe Integrated...Up to 2 x Dual-Port 1Gbe or 2 x 10Gbe Per Controller (optional)
Power
600 Watts

700 Series Arrays The CS700 Series is designed for consolidating multiple large-scale critical applications with aggressive performance demands. It delivers approxiately 7x the IOPs of a CS215
 
Minimum Usable Capacity
8TB
16TB
25TB
Effective Usable
8-16TB
16-32TB
25-50TB
Max Effective Usable (trays)
220TB
236TB
254TB
Max # of Exp.Trays
3
3
3
Base/Max Flash Per array
3.2TB
Max Flash w/ All-Flash Tray
16TB
Connectivity
2 x 1Gbe Integrated...Up to 2 x Dual-Port 1Gbe or 2 x 10Gbe Per Controller (optional)
Power
650 Watts

Expansion Trays Nimble's Expansion Trays attached to each main array via 6Gb SAS, allow online capacity expansion and reduce your overall cost/TB.. Up to 3 Expansion Trays can be attached to each main array (1 for CS210 and CS215)
     
 
H25
H45
H65
All-Flash Tray
Min HDD Usable Capacity
11TB
23TB
34TB
NA
Effective HDD Usable
11-22TB
23-46TB
34-68TB
NA
Flash Capacity
160GB
300GB
600GB
Up to 12.8TB
Power
400 Watts
200 Watts
 

  Documentation:
 
CS Series Datasheet
Features Primer
White Paper - Engineered for Efficiency
     
Customer Success - Clackamas County
Customer Success - Plaxo
White Paper - VDI

  Massive Industry Validation:
 

 
  Jamie Borst

  Storage Specialist
   888.382.DATA x701

   jamie@scaledatacom.com