Nimble Storage from Arrow ECS
Nimble Software for CS-Series Arrays
Nimble arrays include a comprehensive suite of software features that enhance data protection, simplify management and enable seamless application integration. All features are included in the price of each array and do not require separate licenses.
Real-time heartbeats and daily logs are proactively monitored by skilled support staff to ensure arrays are running in top condition. Alerts notify administrators of potential issues before a failure occurs. Real-time monitoring and non-disruptive upgrades ensure minimal disruption and downtime. Secure tunnel capability allows Nimble support to remotely configure arrays and troubleshoot any issues. Built-in fast dual-parity RAID protection, end-to-end checksums, and data scrubbing provide enhanced data protection.
Nimble’s user interface eliminates the complexity of provisioning and managing separate storage, backup, and disaster recovery devices. Using predefined application performance profiles and data protection templates, new volumes can be created and fully protected in three easy steps. The wizard-based Nimble installation utility streamlines the installation process for Nimble arrays, matching storage connectivity requirements to their specific network architecture. With Replication Monitor, users can gain significant visibility into replication efficiency and overall performance. The Nimble control console provides a comprehensive view of all storage operations, along with real-time views of storage IOPS.
Seamless Application Integration
Built-in application profiles tune Nimble arrays for maximum performance and configure data protection policies for various workload types. All app-integration functionality is included and does not require the purchase of separate host or guest agents.
With Nimble’s vCenter plug-in, users can create datastores, develop snapshot schedules, set replication schedules, review capacity and performance, create groups of clones in a single operation, and restore data from snapshots – all within the familiar VMware console they already use.
Integration with vStorage APIs for Array Integrations (VAAI) enhances performance and scaling through offload of storage operations to the array. Nimble’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) adapter simplifies disaster recovery and allows easy testing of the DR framework. Nimble integrates with the VMware stack to deliver VM-consistent backup and recovery. Integration with the Microsoft VSS stack ensures application-consistent backups of Exchange, SQL, and Sharepoint. Integration with the Oracle stack ensures simplified backup, recovery, and management of Oracle databases.