The University of Wolverhampton has implemented Nimble’s CS220G-X2 system to support the university’s VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) workload.
The Nimble system provides a highly-available, redundant controller design that scales to fit the university’s storage performance and capacity requirements. For high-IOPS environments like VDI, the Nimble array provides adaptive performance, to meet the university staff’s mainstream business applications needs.
For the university, the appeal of Nimble Storage’s flash-optimised hybrid system was a big draw. By harnessing a hybrid system, the university’s staff benefit from optimum performance regardless of device and remote or local access. All this is achieved alongside maximum efficiency thanks to Nimble’s utilisation of high performance flash with the favourable economics of high-capacity hard disk drives.
Graeme Rowe, EMEA Marketing Director at Nimble Storage commented, “From day one we understood the capacity and performance needs of the university had to be addressed. With the growth of the consumerisation of IT and flexible working, it’s important the staff have a flexible and performant desktop environment to facilitate the growing demands of cross-campus working and support the growing number of consumer devices that are now used by employees.”
Kate Iddles, IT Services System Engineer at the University of Wolverhampton added, “After conducting a competitive analysis, it was clear Nimble Storage could provide the performance and scalability we needed to support our staff’s requirements. By moving to a flash optimised hybrid storage solution we have been able to measure a significant increase, in the region of 50-100% IOPS increase."
Nimble Storage has developed the first hybrid storage architecture engineered to address the industry's most pressing storage issues: delivering better performance and capacity at a reasonable price; providing integrated protection with rapid back up and recovery; and, reining in storage complexity. The company's products are based on its patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) hybrid storage architecture that leverages fast read performance of flash and the cost-effective capacity of hard disk drives. Nimble combines this flash-optimised architecture with Nimble InfoSight, a cloud based management service that delivers predictive support and operational simplicity through deep data analytics.