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SmartStack Integrated Infrastructure
An Integrated Infrastructure Solutions from Cisco and Nimble Storage


SmartStack, Cisco and Nimble Storage

Every Nimble Storage SmartStack solution consists of a pre-validated reference architecture leveraging Nimble Storage flash storage arrays and best-of-breed partner solutions. By testing and validating the combined solutions with partners, Nimble Storage helps organizations accelerate deployment and eliminate the risk associated with deploying solutions in the datacenter.

Nimble Storage SmartStack solutions enable organizations to confidently deploy the best solution stack for server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), business critical applications, and data protection.

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) and reference architectures address a wide range of business applications. SmartStack solutions are currently offered for these workloads:

Speed Up Time-to-Value

Time-to-Value

Shorten deployment time for critical applications with Cisco Validated Designs.

Clock

Configure the entire Cisco and Nimble environment in minutes with SmartSetup.

3TCO

1/3 the TCO compared to traditional storage architectures.

Scale What You Need

Scale

Start small and scale over time. No more over-provisioning.

Scale-to-Fit

Scale your compute, capacity or storage performance independently, as needed.

Timeless Storage

Grow non-disruptively.  No data migration, no user interruptions.

Simplify IT Operations

Laptop

Manage through a single pane with UCS Director.

Support

Joint support: single support experience for worry-free resolution.

Check

Streamline ordering: easy-to-understand quotes and no software licenses.

Joint SmartStack Integrated Infrastructure Solutions

SmartStack solutions from Cisco and Nimble Storage address a wide range of key business applications and workloads, offering IT organizations a versatile platform on which to deploy their applications.

 

MicrosoftMicrosoft:

Nimble Storage supports Microsoft with innovative storage and data management solutions across the Microsoft Windows Operating System — for applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. Nimble also integrates with Microsoft Hyper-v technologies to make deploying and managing Nimble storage for virtualized servers a snap.

  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) integration (via Nimble’s SMI-S Provider) allows Nimble arrays to be managed by SCVMM as SMI-S compliant storage devices, without requiring the installation of additional hardware or software.
  • Rapid provisioning of virtual machines using Nimble’s SMI-S Provider and space efficient zero copy cloning technology.
  • Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) for virtual machine provisioning and migration.
  • PowerShell support for native Windows scripting capability.
  • Nimble connection manager integration easing deployment in virtualized environment

VMware Ready StorageVMware:

VMware and Nimble Storage enjoy a close, collaborative development and go-to-market partnership that helps our joint customers maximize value from their virtualized application, server, and desktop environments. Customers achieve higher consolidation and efficiency, greater energy savings, faster application delivery, higher levels of availability and business continuity, and lower costs. With our deep management and data protection integration, VMware and Nimble Storage help IT drive business agility by simplifying the infrastructure and supporting trends such as Mobile Secure Desktop and bring your own device (BYOD) to create a more dynamic and flexible data center.

OracleOracle:

Nimble Storage solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle Database can help customers improve performance and enhance their data protection and availability. Nimble Storage’s non-disruptive and efficient scale-to-fit and cloning/replication capabilities can match the needs of growing Oracle environments. Our joint customers can deploy applications to production quickly and efficiently, saving the Oracle DBA and Storage Administrator precious time and budget.

SAP Partner:

SAP is at the center of today’s technology revolution, and is a market leader in enterprise application software, enabling more than 300,000 customers with SAP applications and services. Nimble Storage is partnering with SAP to meet the growing demands of SAP’s enterprise business-critical applications with its Predictive Flash storage solutions.

Citrix ReadyCitrix:

Combining market-leading Citrix desktop virtualization solutions with Nimble Storage enables businesses to transform Windows® desktops, apps, and data into a cloud-like service that is accessible on any device, anywhere. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure allows customers to streamline management and costs by consolidating and centralizing desktops while delivering mobility and freedom to end users.


Documentation:

SmartStack™

Download Overview Brochure (PDF).

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

Download SmartStack Cisco Validated Design Guide: Cisco UCS Mini and Nimble CS300 (PDF).

Download SmartStack Cisco Validated Design Guide: Cisco UCS and Nimble Storage CS700 (PDF).

SmartStack™ for SAP HANA

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

Download Reference Architecture (PDF).

SmartStack™ for Oracle Database

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

Download Deployment Guide and Best Practices (PDF).

Download Top 10 Reasons (PDF).

SmartStack™ for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

Download Deployment (PDF).

Download Reference Architecture (PDF).

SmartStack™ for Business-Critical Applications with VMware

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

Download Reference Architecture (PDF).

Download Top 10 Reasons (PDF).

SmartStack™ for Desktop and Server Virtualization with VMware

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

SmartStack™ for Remote Office/Branch Office Desktop Virtualization

Download Reference Architecture (PDF).

SmartStack for Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) Desktop Virtualization

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

Download Reference Architecture for Citrix XenDesktop (PDF).

Download Solution Brief with VMware (PDF).

Download Reference Architecture for VMware Horizon 6 with View (PDF).

SmartStack™ for VDI with VMware

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

Download Solution Brief (For Midsized IT Environments) (PDF).

Download Reference Architecture (PDF).

SmartStack™ for VDI with Citrix

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

Download Reference Architecture (PDF).

Download Case Study (PDF).

SmartStack™ for Private Cloud with Microsoft

Download Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Solution Brief: (PDF).

Download Solution Brief (PDF).

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