Nimble Storage - Fast / Efficienct iSCSI Storage
     
 

Nimble Storage is one of the new pioneers in converged SSD-accelerated SAN 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:
Extremely Fast

 

 

  • SSD-Hybrid and All-Flash Architectures
    • SSD's are used as cache, not a tier, in their hybrid arrays 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
    • Dedupe in All-Flash Arrays as well
  • 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 OLTP, VDI and Heavy DB.


  Nimble Models:
     
1000 Series Arrays The CS1000 Series provide value and performance for small to medium-sized IT organizations or remote offices, for workloads such as Microsoft Exchange and VDI.
     
 
CS1000H
CS1000
Minimum Usable Capacity
7TB
16TB
Effective Usable
4-8TB
8-16TB
Max Effective Usable (trays)
98TB
106TB
Max # of Exp.Trays
1
1
Base/Max Flash Per array
160GB - 640GB
320GB - 1.2TB
Max Flash w/ All-Flash Tray
NA
NA
Connectivity
1Gbe iSCSI
1Gbe or 10Gbe iSCSI
Power
450 Watts
500 Watts
 

3000 Series Arrays The CS3000 Series is ideal for IT organizations or distributed sites of larger organizations, supporting workloads such as Microsoft applications, VDI or virtual server consolidation.
     
 
CS3000
Usable Capacity
16 - 1185TB
Effective Usable Capacity
32 - 2371TB
Max # of Exp.Trays
6
Flash Capacity
.7 - 36TB
Max IOPs (100% Read)
60,000
Max IOPs (70/30 Read/Write)
50,000
Connectivity
iSCSI, FC
Power
700 Watts
 

5000 Series Arrays The CS5000 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 $.
     
 
CS5000
Usable Capacity
16 - 1185TB
Effective Usable Capacity
32 - 2371TB
Max # of Exp.Trays
6
Flash Capacity
.7 - 76TB
Max IOPs (100% Read)
140,000
Max IOPs (70/30 Read/Write)
120,000
Connectivity
iSCSI, FC
Power
800 Watts
 

7000 Series Arrays The CS7000 Series is designed for consolidating multiple large-scale critical applications with aggressive performance demands.
 
 
CS7000
Usable Capacity
16 - 1185TB
Effective Usable Capacity
32 - 2371TB
Max # of Exp.Trays
6
Flash Capacity
.7 - 108TB
Max IOPs (100% Read)
270,000
Max IOPs (70/30 Read/Write)
230,000
Connectivity
iSCSI, FC
Power
900 Watts
 

All-Flash Arrays Fast...Very Fast
 
 
AF3000
AF5000
AF9000
Usable Capacity
4-67TB
8-136TB
17-409TB
Max Effective Usable
335TB
680TB
2045TB
Max # of Exp.Trays
1
1
2
Max IOPS (70/30 Read/Write)
50,000
120,000
300,000
Connectivity
iSCSI, FC
iSCSI, FC
iSCSI, FC
Power
600 Watts
700 Watts
900 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 6 Expansion Trays can be attached to each main array.
     
 
H25
H45
H65
H85
All-Flash Tray
Min Usable Capacity
11TB
23TB
34TB
45TB
NA
Effective Usable
11-22TB
23-46TB
34-68TB
45-90TB
NA
Flash Capacity
160GB
300GB
600GB
1,600GB
Up to 12.8TB
Power
400 Watts
400 Watts
400 Watts
400 Watts
200 Watts
 

  Documentation:
 
Hybrid Specs
All-Flash Specs
Features Primer
     
Customer Success - Clackamas County
Customer Success - Plaxo
White Paper - VDI

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  Jamie Borst

  Storage Specialist
   888.382.DATA x701

   jamie@scaledatacom.com