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TMCNet:  Sierra Nevada Corporation Uses Nimbus Data's All-Flash Arrays to Develop Mission-Critical Storage Systems

[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.

SNC, 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 customer base.

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 since 2012.

"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 sequential workloads.

"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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