Sunday, 8 February 2015

Data Solutions signs distribution agreement for the highly innovative and disruptive Nimble Storage

 Data Solutions, Ireland's specialist IT distributor, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with new vendor Nimble Storage and will expand the reach of its storage solutions to the Irish market.

PlanNet21 has been appointed as one of the first resellers. Nimble Storage was recognised as Storage Vendor of the Year 2014 and is a leading provider of flash storage solutions that enable businesses to solve performance and capacity challenges in modern virtualised data centres and cloud environments. The new partnership reflects Nimble's increasing presence in the European market and its continued growth in the storage market.

Data Solutions will work with its reseller partners including PlanNet21 to supply Nimble's technology to businesses around Ireland.

Michael O'Hara, managing director, Data Solutions commented, "Nimble is an innovative and disruptive alternative to traditional storage solutions and is one of a new breed of companies that is shaking up the storage market.  With Nimble on-board we are building a portfolio of vendors that are enabling the data centre to scale more flexibly, predictably, efficiently and cost effectively."

Peter Carroll, managing director, PlanNet21, said, "We know that capacity is a growing concern for companies and will continue to be an issue into 2015. We are very excited to bring Nimble's solutions to enterprises in Ireland and solve their challenges when it comes to capacity and performance."

Kristin Carnes, vice president of channel sales, Nimble Storage said, "Enterprises should not have to compromise on performance, capacity, ease of use, or price. Our new agreement with Data Solutions means that we can provide regional enterprises with access to our innovative storage technology from trusted partners that they know."

Nimble has developed the Adaptive Flash platform which empowers IT organisations to predict, manage and deliver the storage required to optimise business applications and workloads across the enterprise. The flash storage solution enables the consolidation of all workloads and eliminates storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity.

At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs.  Organisations can experience up to five times greater performance and capacity density with Nimble's flash storage solutions compared with legacy storage systems. These solutions also use up to 10 times less data centre rack space and can reduce the data footprint by up to 75%.