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February 27, 2017updated 28 Feb 2017 11:56am

Multicloud storage for AWS and Microsoft Azure readies for next wave of applications

By Ellie Burns

Nimble Storage has launched what it claims is the only enterprise- grade multicloud storage service for running applications in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Anticipating the next wave of applications to the cloud and the stringent requirements that will be placed on storage, Nimble Cloud Volumes offers enterprise-grade availability and data services for block storage in the cloud.

The first wave of applications moving to the cloud saw organisations implement native cloud applications, mostly web and mobile. Now a new wave is taking place in which organisations are starting to migrate test and development instances and even some production instances of traditional workloads — CRM, financial applications, and other business applications — to the cloud.

“With Nimble Cloud Volumes, enterprises can finally migrate critical applications to the cloud with complete confidence that they will have the same data durability and enterprise-capabilites they have on-premise,” said Ajay Singh, vice president of product management, Nimble Storage.

“Enterprises maximise flexibility by using a multicloud storage service that allows mobility between public clouds and their data center. By using Nimble Cloud Volumes in conjunction with Nimble All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays they take a major step in ensuring their data centers are cloud ready.”

Nimble Cloud Volumes is designed to combine the simplicity of a cloud service with the features and functionality enterprise applications need. IT can leverage public cloud for compute and Nimble Cloud Volumes for storage capacity.

Nimble Cloud Volumes is managed with the same simplicity as native cloud storage, with data protection cost effective and flexible as customers only pay for changed data, not for additional full copies. IT will also be able to easily create instant zero-copy clones in the public cloud enabling rapid deployment of test and development, analytics and bursting.

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Delivering six nines (99.9999%) measured storage availability and data durability one million times greater than native cloud block storage, Nimble Cloud Volumes lets customers move data between multiple public clouds and on-premise data centers without large data egress charges. This effectively eliminates vendor lock-in.

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“Cloud is a strategic priority in every organisation today and IT teams are migrating their enterprise applications. Nimble Cloud Volumes provide enterprise storage features and ease of migration to minimise disruption,” said Nicole Herskowitz, senior director, product marketing at Microsoft.

“Enterprises are able to move faster, achieve more and save money with the combination of Microsoft Azure and Nimble Cloud Volumes.”

In addition, Nimble Cloud Volumes offers powerful predictive analytics capabilities, providing customers with visibility into their data across multiple clouds. Customers can rapidly pinpoint and resolve performance issues, and can leverage insights that can help to optimise storage costs and data placement.

Nimble Cloud Volumes is currently in beta, with 50 companies already in the beta process. Nimble Cloud Volumes will start at $0.10/GB/month.

 

 

 

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