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Nimble's patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) is the first storage architecture designed from the ground up to seamlessly integrate SSDs with high-capacity disks, delivering affordable performance, integrated backup and disaster recovery, and stress-free operations.
Now you can have the functionality, performance, and capacity of three primary storage devices and one backup device in a single 3U solution.
The nimble CS-Series Delivers:
Flash-Enabled Primary Storage Performance
Intelligent flash memory management and application-optimized performance profiles significantly accelerate I/O and reduce latency, making Nimble CS-Series arrays ideal for demanding primary storage applications such as Microsoft Exchange, business-critical databases, and Microsoft SharePoint.
Instant Backups and Restores
High-density drives and 20x capacity optimization enable cost-effective retention of up to 90 days of backups on a single array. There's no need to move data to or from tape or other backup media, so backups and restores can be performed in seconds.
Application-Integrated Data Protection
Nimble Protection Manager (NPM) manages application-consistent backups for all application data residing on Nimble arrays, plus VM system-consistent backups and replicas for virtualized environments. With NPM, data can be instantly restored from any available backup, accelerating and simplifying application recovery.
Fast Offsite Disaster Recovery
Nimble makes disaster recovery fast and cost-effective for every enterprise. Nimble's DR solution is enabled by highly WAN-efficient replication to an offsite Nimble array, making it up to 20x faster than typical SAN replication.
Dramatically Simplified Management
Designed for the IT generalist, an intuitive UI eliminates the complexity of managing separate storage, backup, and disaster recovery devices. Using predefined application and data protection policies, new volumes can be created and protected in just three simple steps.
Nimble Storage arrays are designed from the ground up to deliver the reliability and high availability that today's business-critical applications demand. All Nimble arrays feature fully redundant hardware components, plus high-availability software and support features such as comprehensive checksums, proactive data scrubbing, autosupport (email home), and hardware monitoring.
By eliminating high-RPM drives and separate disk-based backup devices, Nimble Storage slashes infrastructure costs, energy consumption, and rack space requirements. Enterprises can reduce capex versus the cost of multiple-component solutions from existing storage vendors.
CASL allows for the non-disruptive and independent scaling of performance and capacity. This is accomplished by either upgrading the storage controller (compute) for higher throughput, moving to larger flash SSD (cache) to accommodate more active data, by adding storage shelves to boost capacity, or by combining multiple arrays in to a single scale-out cluster—scaling both performance and capacity beyond a single array.
What the Experts are Saying
"Nimble Storage has built what IT administrators might call the Holy Grail of high-performance data storage. For its fault tolerance, performance, and innovative software, the CRN Test Center strongly recommends the CS240 from Nimble Storage"
Edward J. Correia
CRN Test Labs
means Nimble can do more, for less
Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) architecture features:
Unlike existing architectures that store data as fixed-size blocks, Nimble CASL stores data as variable-size blocks, enabling real-time 2-4x data compression with no added latency.
Optimized Sequential Data Layout:
A copy of active "hot" data is held in flash memory, enabling fast reads, while all data is stored in cost-effective, high-capacity disk. Data is laid out sequentially, enabling fast writes to flash and disk.
Intelligent "Hot Block" Index:
CASL’s intelligent index automatically tracks hot data blocks and instantly responds to workload changes.
Instant, Integrated Backups:
60-90 days of compressed, incremental, snapshots are captured on high-capacity disk at pre-configured intervals. The snapshots are highly space efficient, and have zero performance impact on application performance, allowing frequent recovery points.
Efficient Offsite Replication:
Compressed block level changes are copied to a remote Nimble array for cost-effective disaster recovery.