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Nimble Storage Signs Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro Europe

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Nimble Storage Signs Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro Europe

Partnership Extends Reach of Nimble’s Flash Storage Solutions; Further Strengthens Ingram Micro Europe’s Advanced Solutions Data Centre Portfolio

LONDON – May 14, 2014 – Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), a leading provider of flash-optimised hybrid storage solutions, today announced a Pan-European distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, that enables the distributor to sell Nimble Storage’s portfolio of flash storage arrays. Through the distribution agreement, Ingram Micro Europe’s Advanced Solutions Division will also offer Nimble Storage’s SmartStack converged infrastructure solutions to the Nimble Storage partner community and Ingram’s broader reseller partners across Europe.

Nimble Storage’s flash storage solutions are engineered to solve the industry’s most pressing storage issues: reining in storage complexity, increasing performance/capacity efficiency and implementing affordable backup and recovery. The solution is designed to help organisations maximise uptime and availability of their critical applications. To provide optimal performance and the highest level of interoperability, Nimble has developed SmartStack, built on Cisco UCS and pre-validated through ecosystem partners including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft.

Ingram Micro Europe will leverage its strong relationships with the Cisco channels team and the Cisco partner community across Europe, together with Nimble Storage, to make SmartStack converged infrastructure available to solution providers. Ingram Micro Europe has invested significantly in its Advanced Solutions Division in the areas of pre-sales, technical expertise, demand generation, and reseller enablement services in order to help its channel partners meet the evolving and increasingly complex data management requirements of end-users.

Supporting Quotes:

“Ingram Micro has significant channel and market presence in the storage market. By partnering with Ingram Micro we are providing another avenue for partners to procure our flash storage solutions globally. Further, we believe Ingram Micro’s strong relationships with our alliance partners, Cisco and Citrix, make this partnership even more beneficial for resellers seeking our converged infrastructure solution.”
– Kristin Carnes, director of channel sales, Nimble Storage

“Nimble’s market success has proven that flash storage solutions are the next generation of storage. This partnership enables us to build upon our strong vendor and solutions ecosystem, particularly with Cisco, in order to offer next generation storage within a converged infrastructure solution. As Ingram Micro Europe expands our data centre solutions portfolio within our Advanced Solutions Division, Nimble’s SmartStack solution provides yet another fast-growth, profitable opportunity for the solution provider community to meet end-user technology needs and evolving market demands.”
– Ernesto Schmutter, executive director, International Businesses, Ingram Micro Europe

About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) believes enterprises should not have to compromise on performance, capacity, ease of use, or price. Nimble has developed a hybrid storage architecture engineered from the ground up to seamlessly integrate flash and high-capacity drives. Our customers enjoy fast application performance, enhanced backup and disaster recovery, and stress-free operations—all while lowering their TCO. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world-class channel partners. For more information, visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @UKNimble.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com.

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