Nimble Storage wants to kill cloud vendor lock-in, helps users easily jump between Azure, AWS
A new cloud storage service from Nimble Storage could help businesses more readily avoid cloud vendor lock-in. Nimble Cloud Volumes, announced Monday, is “the only enterprise-grade multicloud storage service for running applications in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS),” a press release said. The new service is targeting what the press release called “traditional transactional workloads,” which it said have pretty exacting storage requirements. Additionally, Nimble Cloud Volumes will provide six nines (99.9999%) availability and data durability that is “one million times greater than native cloud block storage,” the release noted. As more businesses look to the public cloud to run core business applications, companies are beginning to migrate workloads for their CRM, financial apps, and more. However, these applications have different needs than the cloud-native apps that may have come before them.