Nimbus Data

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Nimbus Data
IndustryCloud computing
Key people
Thomas Isakovich (CEO)

Nimbus Data is an American computer data storage software and systems company.


Nimbus Data develops flash memory solutions.[1] Customers include eBay, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Digital River, Raytheon, Citrix Systems, Lockheed Martin and DreamWorks. The company is rumored to have major wins at Apple Inc. and Thomson Reuters. The privately held company is led by CEO and founder Thomas Isakovich.[1]


In April 2010, Nimbus Data announced the S-Class system, a multi-protocol all-flash array with up to 100 TB of solid state storage supporting Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand networks.[2]

In January 2012, Nimbus Data announced the E-Class system.[3] It offers redundant controllers and up to 500 TB of solid-state storage.[4] Each controller supports the same interfaces: Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand.[5] Nimbus Data software detects controller and path failures, providing failover as well as online software updates and online capacity expansion.[6]

In August 2012, Nimbus Data announced the Gemini system, with an available 10-year warranty.[7] Gemini includes dual controllers for no single point of failure and non-disruptive software updates. In a 2U form factor, the Gemini array supports 48 TB of capacity, 1 million IOps, 12 GB/s, and less than 0.1 ms latency.[8][9] Certified benchmark results of over 4,032 simultaneous virtual desktop (VDI) users has been achieved on a single Gemini system.[10]

In August 2013, Nimbus Data announced the Gemini F400 and F600 systems with increased performance of up to 2 million read IOps at less than 0.05 ms latency (4 KB block I/O rates). Nimbus Data's HALO software, embedded in its flash memory systems, handles both block storage (storage area network) and file systems (network attached storage) by supporting several protocols.[11] Data management features include thin provisioning, automatic capacity reclamation, encryption, replication, snapshots, inline deduplication, compression, and automatic self-healing capabilities.[12]

In August 2016, Nimbus Data unveiled a new all-flash array platform called ExaFlash.[13]

In August 2017, Nimbus Data launched ExaDrive, a software-defined multiprocessor SSD architecture.[14]

In March 2018, Nimbus Data launched the world's highest capacity and most energy-efficient solid state drive, the ExaDrive DC100, at 100 terabytes.[15]


  1. ^ a b Kerekes, Zsolt. "Nimbus Data Systems", 21 November 2012. Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  2. ^ Raffo, David. "Nimbus Data Systems rolls out larger S-class solid-state storage platform, virtual switch", 19 July 2010. Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Solid State RAID: Nimbus Data Systems". Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  4. ^ Foskett, Stephen. "Nimbus E-Class: The First Big, Redundant, All-Flash Enterprise Array", 31 January 2012. Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  5. ^ Mearian, Lucas. "Nimbus puts up its new all-flash array against disk arrays", 31 January 2012. Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  6. ^ Feldman, Michael. "No Spin Zone: Nimbus Launches E Class Flash Storage", 31 January 2012. Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  7. ^ Kovar, Joseph. "Nimbus Data Unveils High-Performance Gemini Flash Arrays With 10-Year Warranty", 20 August 2012. Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  8. ^ Kovar, Joseph. "A Petabyte of Flash in a Rack", 20 August 2012. Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  9. ^ Chris Mellor (August 14, 2013). "Nimbus fattens up Gemini twins with smaller flash chips: Flash arrays go faster too, leapfrog Violin in flash capacity stakes". The Register. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "IOmark Results – Brocade Nimbus 4,032 VDI Users". IOmark. September 25, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  11. ^ Raffo, Dave. "Data storage startups to watch: Nimbus Data Systems Inc.", 9 May 2012. Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  12. ^ Timmerman, Arjan. "Nimbus Data Systems Sustainable Storage". Retrieved on 28 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Nimbus Data sticks its big nodes back into AFA market with ExaFlash". Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  14. ^ "Nimbus Data Unveils ExaDrive, Powering the Next-generation of Intelligent Multiprocessor SSDs". Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  15. ^ "100 TB SSD due to ship this summer from Nimbus Data". SearchStorage. Retrieved 2018-03-20.

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