SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2013) - Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, today announced that Carolyn Crandall, vice president of corporate and field marketing, has been named to CRN's 2013 Women of the Channel list. This marks the fifth year in a row that Crandall has received the Women of the Channel recognition. This year, Crandall has also been recognized as one of the Power 100.

The annual Women of the Channel list highlights female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers based on their accomplishments over the past year, and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. The Power 100 recognizes an elite subset of the women based on their rank, influence, channel savvy, and exceptional achievements.

With over 25 years of experience developing and executing go-to-market strategies, Crandall's expertise includes marketing, sales and channel best practices. Crandall, who joined Nimble Storage in February, is responsible for driving the company's communications, brand awareness, and visibility. In addition to creating worldwide marketing programs to accelerate revenue, Crandall will spend the next year implementing global marketing strategies and enablement programs to fuel growth with partners. 

"We are pleased to shine a spotlight on the most influential and powerful women working in the channel today," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. "Offering this distinction further extends our ongoing commitment to the women of the channel by highlighting their accomplishments, sharing best practices and connecting powerful women in a forum designed to educate, inspire and advance the channel community." 

"As I look at the last year, I'm proud of the accomplishments I have achieved in developing successful go-to-market strategies. Driving awareness and engagement for high-growth technology companies is what I aspire to do, so joining Nimble Storage this year was a natural fit," said Crandall. "Nimble thrives with a channel-centric business model resulting in more than 95 percent of its bookings obtained through the channel. Over the next year, we plan to build on the core tenets of our program which are based on delivering mutual success and simplifying business for our ecosystem of over 500 channel partners."

A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of the Power 100 will be featured online at

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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. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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