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 CS200 Series is ideal for IT organizations or distributed sites of larger organizations, supporting workloads such as Microsoft applications, VDI or virtual server consolidation."G" systems denote 10Gbe ports.
     

CS210

  • ~18000+ IOPs
  • 4TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~6.5TB Usable After Compression
  • 8 x 1Gbe Ports (4 Live)
  • 450 Watts Power

CS220/CS220G

  • ~18000+ IOPs
  • 8TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~13TB Usable After Compression
  • 12 x 1Gbe Ports
  • or
  • 4 x 1Gbe and 4 x 10GBe Ports
  • 500 Watts Power

CS240/CS240G

  • Same as CS220 but with
  • 16TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~24TB Usable After Compression
 
 

CS260/CS260G

  • Same as CS220 but with
  • 24TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~35TB Usable After Compression
All Nimble Arrays Include:
  • Inline Data Compression
  • Snapshots / Instant Restore
  • Remote Replication w/ QoS
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Zero-Copy Clones
  • Proactive Wellness/InfoSight
  • MultiPath IO
  • Protection Templates
  • Performance Templates
  • Array Groupinig
 
 

400 Series Arrays The CS400 Series delivers higher performance and is ideal for large-scale deploymentsor IO-intensive workloads, such as larger-scale VDI or transaction processing supported by Oracle or SQL Server. "G" systems denote 10Gbe ports.
     

CS420/CS420G

  • ~40000+ IOPs
  • 8TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~13TB Usable After Compression
  • 12 x 1Gbe Ports
  • or
  • 4 x 1Gbe and 4 x 10GBe Ports
  • 550 Watts Power

CS440/CS420G

  • Same as CS420 but with
  • 16TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~24TB Usable After Compression

CS460/CS460G

  • Same as CS420 but with
  • 24TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~36TB Usable After Compression

700 Series Arrays The CS700 Series delivers ultimate performance and is ideal for very-large-scale deploymentsor IO-intensive workloads, such as massive-scale VDI or transaction processing supported by Oracle or SQL Server. "G" systems denote 10Gbe ports
 

CS700

  • ~100,000+ IOPs
  • 4 x 10Gbe and 4 x 10Gbe Ports
  • 24TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~36TB Usable After Compression
  • 550 Watts Power

 

 


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)
     

H25

  • 10TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~15TB Usable After Compression

H45

  • 20TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~30TB Usable After Compression

H65

  • 30TB Usable Before Compression
  • ~45TB Usable After Compression
     
   

All-Flash Tray

  • Up to 12.8TB of Flash Cache
  • 200 Watts Power
   
   

  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