Kodak Signs Agreement with Nimble Storage for the Virtualization of Production Environments
ROCHESTER, NY—May 20, 2013—Kodak has entered into an agreement with Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions. The agreement, effective May 2013, will allow Kodak to refer Nimble Storage products and services to Kodak customers who are moving their systems to a virtualized server environment. The agreement will initially launch as a pilot program in the United States with the opportunity to expand into other geographies.
Print service providers require solutions that provide flexible storage capacity, data protection, and performance capabilities that can grow with their workflow requirements—without resulting in higher in-house IT and labor costs. Implementing a virtual infrastructure can help lower the cost of traditional infrastructure, keeping critical applications optimized through software, performance, and capacity upgrades.
“Kodak Prinergy Workflow and Kodak Insite Solutions are critical production applications for our customers,” noted Kodak’s Jon Bracken, general manager, Unified Workflow Solutions. “Nimble Storage meets their requirements for virtualized server infrastructure, providing the confidence and performance they need to maximize their operational efficiencies.”
“Nimble Storage delivers affordable high performance, built-in efficient data protection, seamless scaling, and ease of use,” said Dan Leary, vice president of marketing, Nimble Storage. “Nimble arrays are optimized for deployment in a virtualized environment, giving customers a measure of confidence as they move to virtualized servers for their mission-critical applications and helping them maximize their storage ROI. We’re pleased to work with Kodak for the benefit of our mutual customers.”
About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage believes enterprises should not have to compromise on performance, capacity, ease of use, or price. Nimble has developed the first hybrid storage architecture engineered from the ground up to seamlessly integrate flash and high-capacity drives. Our customers enjoy as much as 10x faster application performance, enhanced backup and disaster recovery, and stress-free operations—all while lowering their TCO. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world-class channel partners.
About Commercial Imaging
Kodak’s Commercial Imaging business is driving innovation and change for customers in commercial, packaging and functional printing, and enterprise services markets. Kodak’s intelligent technologies and solutions provide customers greater competitive advantage and return on investment.