Nimble Storage makes flash arrays and Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) wants some. They bought the company for $1 billion. HPE is expected to cover Nible’s unvested equity, which is valued at $200 million. The deal is expected to benefit HPE. Here’s an analysis from Veeam’s VP of Global Alliances:
It’s a smart move for HPE as it expands their storage portfolio to serve even more market segments, and Nimble’s predictive flash arrays are certainly among the strongest solutions in the market. The storage industry is no stranger to consolidation, and as flash and hybrid flash arrays become the norm in the enterprise data center, it makes sense that the big players would seek to acquire advanced solutions that will give them a competitive edge. And it gives Veeam customers the opportunity to have an end-to-end integrated approach with Veeam, HPE and Nimble technologies.
Nimble Storage employees about 1,300 people.
Source: Beta News
One of Nimble Storage’s specialities is predictive analytics. They claim that their InfoSight data collection system analyzes more sensor data points from customer arrays than there are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. All this data is processed through predictive analytics to find a solution to your problem.
Nimble Storage only employees level-3 engineers. Afterall, those are the only issues that will need attention. The average hold time for support calls is less than a minute.