Enterprise Networking: Nimble Storage CS-Series SAN Reinvents Storage Appliances

By Frank Ohlhorst  |  Posted 2012-01-17 Print this article Print
The CS-Series of Nimble Storage

The CS-Series of Nimble Storage

Built on industry-standard hardware, CS units are rack-mounted appliances that offer internal storage, removable hard drives and integrated failover capabilities.
Nimble Storage is offering a jack-of-all-trades in a SAN-sized package with the company's CS-series storage appliances. These appliances combine Tier 1 and Tier 2 storage into a single storage area network platform. The CS-series also combines inline compression and flash storage to accelerate access speeds, while supporting disaster recovery and rapid provisioning needs. The CS-series is more flexible than a typical SAN product, thanks to its ability to quickly clone volumes, create snapshots and set up replication between different members of the CS-series family. For IT pros looking to accelerate virtualization provisioning or improve performance of key server technologies, these Nimble products allow for predefined templates that will automatically provide the optimal volume settings for performance. Other CD-series features include advanced monitoring and management, as well as simple-to-manage RAID levels and hot-swappable drives.

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