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Nimbus Data Wins Multiple Awards for Unified Flash Memory, Flash NAS Systems and Customer Implementations

Cements leadership position with continued industry and end-user validation

South San Francisco, CA, September 11, 2012 – Nimbus Data Systems, Inc., the leader in Sustainable Storage®, today announced that it has been recognized with multiple industry awards for Nimbus’ ground-breaking line of intelligent flash memory storage systems. The Flash Memory Summit selected the Nimbus S-Class as the Best of Show award winner for 2012 in the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation. Nimbus also won the 2012 Market Leader title in multiple categories in IT Brand Pulse’s August 2012 Brand Leader Surveys. Nimbus emerged as Market Leader for both Flash NAS SSDs and All Flash Unified SSDs. Nimbus further swept the six remaining brand leader categories: price, performance, reliability, service, support and innovation.

“At the 7th year of the Flash Memory Summit, the Awards Committee was impressed with the increasing level of innovation with using flash memory for customer applications that deliver solid state performance at price points equivalent to traditional 15K hard drive arrays,” said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network Storage Advisors, Inc.  “We are proud to select Nimbus Flash Memory arrays for the Best of Show Innovation Award based on achieving impressive performance and reduced CapEx and OpEx costs at enterprise customer implementations.”

“All flash SSDs are following the evolution of disk arrays to unified SAN/NAS systems with a rich suite of storage management software surrounding a high-performance hardware core,” said Frank Berry, CEO of IT Brand Pulse. “The results of the 2012 SSD brand leader surveys indicate that IT professionals recognize Nimbus Data as the incumbent leader in the All Flash Unified SAN/NAS SSD category.”

“We are delighted to earn further industry and customer recognition as the pioneer of intelligent flash memory systems,” stated Thomas Isakovich, CEO of Nimbus Data. “Nimbus flash memory solutions are redefining industry standards in solid state performance, resiliency and efficiency, advancing efficient datacenters for companies like eBay, Lockheed Martin and many more. With the market for flash memory systems expanding rapidly, and newcomers and industry incumbents now following the trend, our technology maturity and future-proof architecture stand out prominently, enabling our customers to realize the full potential of this disruptive technology.”

About Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit is the only conference dedicated entirely to flash memory and its applications. It is intended for system designers, technology and financial analysts, IT professionals, hardware and software engineers, product marketing and marketing communications specialists, and engineering and marketing managers. It features forums, half-day tutorials, paper and panel sessions, and expert tables. Subjects include a wide range of consumer and data center environments including enterprise storage system applications, consumer mobile products, PCs/servers, product design, caching methods, storage software, new flash related technologies, flash industry market research, flash testing and security. The Summit also includes exhibits of the latest products and product awards. For more information, visit

About the Brand Leader Surveys

IT Brand Pulse is a trusted source of data and analysis about IT infrastructure, including servers, storage and networking. Brand Leader surveys are designed to measure the pulse of brand leadership in specific product categories. IT professionals respond to one survey covering various products. Within each product category, respondents choose the overall market leader, as well as the leader in price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation.

About Nimbus Data Systems

Nimbus develops award-winning Sustainable Storage® systems, the most intelligent and efficient solid state storage platform engineered for server and desktop virtualization, databases, HPC, and next-generation cloud infrastructure. Combining low-latency flash memory hardware, comprehensive data management software, on-demand capacity scalability, and multiprotocol storage capabilities, Nimbus systems deliver up to 10x greater performance and 80% lower operating costs than conventional disk-based primary storage arrays, all at a comparable acquisition cost. Nimbus solutions are installed worldwide at the most demanding data-intensive corporations and government agencies. For more information, visit or follow Nimbus at