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[August 11, 2014]

Nimble Storage Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/11/14 -- Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced it has been recognized as one of 2014's hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

Nimble's channel-centric model continues to be a key driver of the company's growth and has successfully launched within several new regions, including Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and throughout EMEA. Nimble launched a two-tier distribution model in North America, successfully transitioning 100 percent of all resellers to purchase through distribution. Additionally, in an effort to provide partners with a strong understanding of Nimble's Adaptive Flash platform the company launched Nimble Sales Professional (NSP), a self-paced, online course available to all resellers free of charge. To date, more than 1,200 individuals have completed the course.

Nimble Storage has developed the Adaptive Flash platform that is engineered to provide organizations with the highest levels of performance efficiently. Along with integrated data protection and predictive support, enterprise customers can deploy confidently and seamlessly scale their storage infrastructure as their business grows. The company's flash storage solutions are based on its patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL�) storage architecture that leverages fast read performance of flash and the cost-effective capacity of hard disk drives, and Nimble InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health.

"The varying performance and capacity requirements of applications underscores the demand for a modern storage solution that has been purpose-built to address the needs of large organizations," said Mike Munoz, vice president of worldwide sales. "Our channel partners play an integral role in reaching the enterprise market and we are laser-focused on not only building deeper engagement and enablement with them, but also on enhancing the level of training and support our ecosystem of over 1,000 partners receives. Our channel-centric model continues to be a key driver of Nimble's growth, and we are honored to be recognized by CRN." "Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "We congratulate 2014's Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel." Companies included in CRN's 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN's August 2014 issue and will also be available online at www.crn.com.

Nimble Storage Resources Nimble Storage Website Case Studies and Videos Follow Nimble Storage on Twitter: @NimbleStorage Join the Nimble Storage Group on LinkedIn Visit Nimble Storage on Facebook About Nimble StorageNimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is redefining the storage market with its Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble's flash storage solutions enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity. At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs. At the core of the Adaptive Flash platform is the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture and InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health. More than 3,000 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble's flash storage solutions across 37 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

Nimble Storage, the Nimble Storage logo, CASL, InfoSight, SmartStack and NimbleConnect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nimble Storage. Other trade names or words used in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

About The Channel CompanyThe Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

Media Contact: Alison Raymond / Maria Brown Matter Communications 978-499-9250 Email Contact Investor Relations Contact: Edelita Tichepco 408-514-3379 Email Contact Source: Nimble Storage

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