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.”