Feeds

Nimble set to conquer Japan after sealing Toshiba distie deal

Hybrid flash arrays ascend over the Land of the Rising Sun

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Hybrid flash/disk drive array flogger Nimble Storage has won Toshiba as its master distie for Japan, virtually assuring it of success there.

Toshiba Cloud and Solutions Company has a group of distributors and resellers across Japan that will pump the Nimble gear out to their customers, with Toshiba IT Services Corporation providing support on a 24/7 basis.

The omens are good. Hironobu Nishikori, Toshiba Corporation Cloud and Solutions Company’s CEO and president, said: “We are experiencing a strong demand in Japan for Nimble Storage’s hybrid storage platform.”

It’s interesting that Toshiba, a NAND chip and disk drive supplier, should ally with Nimble, whose products use flash chips and disk drives.

Nimble CEO Suresh Vasudevan said: “Our partnership with Toshiba is a great stepping stone for our growth plans in Japan. This is a very important market for Nimble and aligning with a reputable partner that has its history steeped in flash technology, provides great momentum for our company.”

There’s a flickering hint of a flash deal here... or is there?

Perhaps we’re seeing more than there is to be actually seen. You know, 1 + 1 = 5, that kind of thing. The deal is probably just about flooding the Japan market with Nimble storage gear.

We could well expect Nimble's results, after the mid-point of 2014, to show a Japanese market-induced uplift. These guys are on an accelerating train and no slow-down is in sight. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
IBM storage revenues sink: 'We are disappointed,' says CEO
Time to put the storage biz up for sale?
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster
6TB of DRAM, 38TB of SSD flash and 120TB of disk storage
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?
This time we play for ALL the marbles
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.