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Nimbus S-Class Sustainable Storage System Wins Storage Magazine ‘Product of the Year’

Takes Gold in Disks and Disk Subsystems field of nearly 200 entrants

San Francisco, CA, February 14, 2011 – Nimbus Data Systems, the leader in Sustainable Storage™, today announced that its S-Class enterprise solid state storage platform was named Storage Magazine 2010 “Product of the Year,” winning gold in the Disks and Disk Subsystems category.

Chosen from a field of close to 200 entrants, the 2010 Products of the Year awards were judged by the Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants, based on criteria of innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

The Nimbus Sustainable Storage Platform redefines datacenter economics: 10x greater performance, 90% lower operating costs, superior availability, and unparalleled simplicity. Nimbus’ intelligent software and flash memory hardware provide the optimal foundation for virtualization, databases, cloud computing, and IO-intensive applications.

“It’s still early days for this system, but it delivers tremendous bang for the buck,” one judge said. “This is the first fully functional, totally unified flash SSD [solid-state drive] storage system at the price of spinning disks,” another judge said. “This solves a lot of urgent and important problems.”

Storage Magazine noted, “The Nimbus S-Class Sustainable Storage System is jam-packed with performance and management enhancements for an eye-popping price. About the only thing it’s missing is spinning disk. Nimbus’ goal with the S-Class system is to bring the cost of a flash-based storage system in line with a traditional 15,000 rpm primary disk array. To sweeten the deal, the all-flash unified NAS and SAN system includes snapshots, asynchronous replication, inline data deduplication and thin provisioning built into its HALO operating system.”

“At Nimbus, we are humbled yet ebullient at this special recognition from the absolute experts in the field of data storage,” stated Thomas Isakovich, founder and CEO of Nimbus. “We are grateful to our hard-working employees, outstanding customers, and strategic partners for inspiring us to innovate and redefine what storage can be, day in and day out. Thank you.”

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About Nimbus Data Systems

Nimbus Data Systems, Inc. develops Sustainable Storage™ systems that redefine datacenter economics: 10x greater performance, 90% lower operating costs, superior availability, and unparalleled simplicity. Nimbus’ intelligent software and flash memory hardware provide the optimal foundation for virtualization, databases, cloud computing, and IO-intensive applications. For more information, visit www.nimbusdata.com, or follow Nimbus at http://twitter.com/nimbusdata.