|[May 05, 2014]
Meritrust Credit Union Adds Nimbus Data All-Flash Arrays
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Nimbus Data Systems, Inc., the leading innovator in next-generation
flash memory infrastructure, today announced that Meritrust Credit Union
has deployed two of its Gemini all-flash arrays (AFAs). Looking for
greater capacity and performance to support its mission-critical Oracle (News - Alert)
database, Meritrust augmented its conventional storage solution with
Nimbus Data's Gemini all-flash arrays, delivering significant
performance improvements and greater capacity at a lower acquisition
Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Meritrust
is a not-for-profit financial institution that is locally owned by more
than 75,000 members. Meritrust is recognized for helping its members
reach their financial goals through expert guidance, exceptional
service, quality financial products and innovative solutions. While
financial institutions are generally more risk-averse IT buyers,
Meritrust knew the emerging flash memory solutions on the market would
provide the necessary capacity and performance it sought. After
considering its previous storage solution vendor's offerings and other
all-flash arrays, Meritrust chose Nimbus Data.
"Nimbus Data's Gemini arrays gave us the boost in capacity and
performance we needed. Furthermore, Nimus Data was more
cost-competitive than other all-flash systems by a significant margin,"
said Cliff Shoff, director of IT for Meritrust. "Even after purchase,
Nimbus Data continues to exceed our expectations, delivering unwavering
uptime with minimal system administration on our end."
While the Gemini all-flash array provided Meritrust with a reliable and
well-performing storage environment, an added benefit was the system's
multi-protocol support and scale-out capabilities. As Meritrust had an
existing 10Gb Ethernet storage area network (SAN) infrastructure in
place, Nimbus Data's support of either block or file protocols made
deployment of the arrays seamless and fast. Meritrust installed and
configured both arrays-one for its primary site and another for its
disaster recovery site-in less than four hours.
"Meritrust's success with Nimbus Data, both on performance and cost,
demonstrates how all-flash systems outperform even the most carefully
tuned hybrid arrays in the market, while also offering a superior price
point," stated Thomas Isakovich, CEO and Founder of Nimbus Data. "This
successful customer installation points to the eroding, if not
eliminated, cost discrepancy between hybrid and all-flash systems, which
we expect to drive significant growth in all-flash array adoption for
the next several years."
For more detailed information on Meritrust's deployment of Nimbus Data's
Gemini all-flash arrays, read the case study at: http://www.nimbusdata.com/resources/casestudies.php.
About Nimbus Data
Nimbus Data develops an award-winning portfolio of all-flash memory
storage systems purpose-built for virtualization, databases, cloud
infrastructure, and technical computing. Combining unified multiprotocol
storage, comprehensive data management software, and patent-pending
hardware architecture, Nimbus Data all-flash systems deliver the
industry's best performance, data center efficiency, scalability, and
total cost of ownership. For more information, visit nimbusdata.com,
or follow us at twitter.com/nimbusdata.
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