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Nimble Storage Now Verified for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program

Flash-Optimized CS-Series Array Is Trusted to Address the Storage Needs of Customers Implementing VDI Using Citrix XenDesktop

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 -- Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), a leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, today announced that its flash-optimized storage solutions have been verified as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®. The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program is designed specifically to address the storage needs of customers who already have or are thinking about implementing desktop virtualization (VDI) using XenDesktop.

The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program helps guide customers regarding VDI storage needs. The program enables Citrix storage partners to test their solutions against a turnkey "VDI Capacity" test environment that contains the necessary compute resources needed to generate a 750-user reference XenDesktop deployment, and thus demonstrating the appropriate amount of storage performance and capacity with a cost-efficient design. Partners whose technology satisfies the test criteria are determined to be verified as part of the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program Verified for 750 users.

"Our testing of the Nimble CS-Series array showed that a robust yet simple configuration is possible for VDI scenarios with up to 750 concurrent VDI desktop users," said Greg Fox, director, Citrix Ready program at Citrix. "By taking part in the Citrix Ready program, Nimble is helping customers make informed storage purchasing decisions when implementing VDI."

View the whitepaper to gain in-depth analysis of the Nimble Storage testing and verification with Citrix XenDesktop: http://info.nimblestorage.com/rs/nimblestorage/images/wp-citrix-xendesktop-validation-nimble-storage.pdf

Nimble Storage has developed a flash 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) that leverages fast read performance of flash and the cost-effective capacity of hard disk drives. Nimble combines this flash-optimized architecture with Nimble InfoSight, a cloud based management service that delivers predictive support and operational simplicity through deep data analytics.

"A positive end-user experience is heavily dependent on storage performance, and picking the right storage for VDI is a critical factor for success. To meet storage performance requirements enterprises need a flexible storage solution that can cost-effectively handle peak loads of disruption as well as cater to the intensive write demands of VDI. Nimble provides such a solution," said Radhika Krishnan, vice president of product marketing and alliances. "Our participation in the Citrix Ready program is validation of our commitment to provide a highly responsive yet cost-effective end-user experience for Citrix XenDesktop."

Nimble Storage will participate in the Citrix Synergy Conference taking place May 6 - 8 in Los Angeles, Calif. Conference goers can visit the Nimble Storage booth (#405) to learn how the company, in partnership with Citrix, delivers leading-edge solutions for VDI environments.

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About Citrix Ready
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, Cloud Platform™, XenServer®, NetScaler®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates partners who have demonstrated more than 25,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/ready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) believes enterprises should not have to compromise on performance, capacity, ease of use, or price. Nimble has developed a hybrid storage architecture engineered from the ground up to seamlessly integrate flash and high-capacity drives. Our customers enjoy fast application performance, enhanced backup and disaster recovery, and stress-free operations -- all while lowering their TCO. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world-class channel partners. For more information, visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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