SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2013) - Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, today announced that Kristin Carnes, director of worldwide channel sales, has been named to CRN's 2013 Women of the Channel list. 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.

Carnes leverages a proven track record of over 15 years in the channel to lead worldwide channel sales at Nimble Storage. Since joining the company two years ago, Carnes has played an integral role in growing the company's revenue, increasing the number of partners selling Nimble storage systems, and expanding the channel program globally. As the company marches into the next year, Carnes looks to build on the established partner ecosystem, which consists of over 500 channel partners worldwide.

"Because Nimble Storage offers innovative hybrid storage solutions and exclusive resources dedicated to help our partners get fully-enabled quickly, our partners are able to realize high margins and rapid sales adoption to grow their business," said Carnes. "One of our key differentiators that supports partner revenue growth is our established SmartStack reference architectures. End users see value in our pre-validated solution, currently with Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware, which eliminates the challenges and risks associated with deploying various application, server, hypervisor, networking and storage components as a single solution. These turnkey solutions allow partners to easily compete and resell Nimble Storage while still remaining competitive against legacy vendors."

Nimble's flash-optimized hybrid storage arrays are engineered from the ground up for maximum efficiency. Nimble products integrate the exceptional performance of flash with the favorable economics of high-capacity hard disk drives -- making them ideal for storing and protecting data for critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, server virtualization and VDI. Carnes plays a vital role in growing strategic partnerships, on-boarding new partners and building Nimble's global channel go-to-market strategies to evangelize Nimble's technology.

"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."

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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