|[June 10, 2014]
Sierra Nevada Corporation Uses Nimbus Data's All-Flash Arrays to Develop Mission-Critical Storage Systems
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Nimbus Data Systems, Inc. (Nimbus Data), the leading innovator in
next-generation flash memory infrastructure, today announced that Sierra
Nevada Corporation (SNC) has selected Nimbus Data's Gemini all-flash
arrays (AFA) as the storage foundation for development of SNC's
mission-critical computing infrastructures.
headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is one of America's fastest-growing
private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for
rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics,
aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft,
communications systems and energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih
Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, SNC has a workforce of over 3,000
personnel in 30 locations in 16 states. SNC's six unique business areas
are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC's dynamic
Seeking to upgrade its mission-critical Intelligence Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (ISR) system with a fast and efficient storage solution
based on flash memory, SNC vetted several leading all-flash array
vendors and ultimately selected Nimbus Data because of its ability to
deliver a solution that was ultra-compact, yet delivered leading-edge
input/output (I/O) performance. Additionally, Nimbus Data's
multiprotocol support and the options on storage capacity separated it
from the compeition. SNC has purchased seven AFAs from Nimbus Data
"As a systems integrator, our customers rely on SNC to develop the best
computing infrastructure for their environment," said Kirk Chang, chief
systems engineer for SNC's Information & Sensor Solutions business area.
"For this particular customer, we needed to build a system that could
deliver data fast and reliably. Nimbus Data not only fit the performance
requirements we were looking for, but the multiprotocol support provided
for ease-of-integration into our environment. The 2U form factor, which
allows us to maximize our limited space, was especially important."
Many of SNC's customers operate in extreme conditions, demanding a
finely tuned architecture to consistently deliver high performance. SNC
tested the array in a temperature chamber that measured its operating
range under extreme conditions. The array excelled in the tests,
maintaining low power consumption while delivering consistent I/O
performance and dramatically accelerating both random access and
"SNC is recognized for their innovation in developing robust computing
systems that literally push the physical boundaries for how technology
is used today," said Thomas Isakovich, CEO and founder of Nimbus Data.
"SNC has been a great customer of Nimbus Data's over the past few years.
We've built a level of trust and confidence in our technology that can't
be replicated. It's pretty astounding the stress, reliability and
performance tests they perform on each system to ensure their customers
will have consistent and predictable availability of data."
To learn more about customer deployments of Nimbus Data's all-flash
arrays visit: 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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