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Nimble Storage

CEO: Suresh Vasudevan

San Jose, Calif.-based Nimble Storage unveiled important partnerships with other vendors that take advantage of its flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions. The company in May unveiled the Nimble Storage SmartStack for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) leveraging Citrix XenDesktop running on Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). The solution combines technologies the 3U Nimble Storage CS440G-X4, the Cisco UCS B-series blade server platform, Citrix XenDesktop 5.6, and VMware vSphere 5.0 update 1 to allow a simplified deployment of scalable high-performance VDI. Nimble also unveiled Nimble Storage SmartStack for Microsoft Windows Server and System Center reference architecture, which consists of a 3U Nimble Storage CS200 Series, the Cisco UCS C-series rack-mount server platform, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, and Microsoft System Center 2012. The company said the solution was validated in a Microsoft private cloud Fast Track reference architecture for 75 virtual machines.