Five Nines a Reality with Nimble Storage

System crashes are never pretty.  At best, they’re a nuisance for users who‘ve come to expect 24/7 access. More typically, system downtime means lost productivity, disaffected customers, and a hit to the bottom line. And, the bigger the organization, the greater the vulnerability ­ – and the damage they can potentially suffer.

Five nines – short for 99.999 percent – is the gold standard for system uptime, which means that a system suffers only about 5 minutes (or less) of unplanned downtime on an annual basis.  The complexity of modern computing environments has made 99.999 percent availability a challenge – but it’s one Nimble Storage has taken on since their inception.

After reviewing the results, including the methodology used to arrive at them, in this white paper “A Foundation for System Availability.”, it is apparent that Nimble customers have achieved an average uptime even better than five nines!


How did they do it? By making system availability a central design element, not merely an afterthought. Nimble’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) architecture delivers capabilities that have made it a resilient storage solution, among them, non-disruptive upgrades, fully redundant hardware, protection against data loss, and overall data integrity.  And, they’ve gone the extra mile, leveraging cloud and deep data analytics so that every storage array they ship remains in tiptop shape.  That allows them to predict how their arrays will perform in the future so their customers can plan for changing workloads.

I encourage you to contact Enterprise Networks Solutions today to see how Nimble Storage can improve your storage area network reliability and performance.