SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2015) - Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that William Jenkins has joined the company's board of directors and will serve as a member of the audit committee. Jenkins, an 18-year IT industry veteran, currently serves as president, CEO, and board member of Barracuda Networks, Inc. Prior to Barracuda, Jenkins served in a range of executive assignments at EMC through a period of rapid growth and expansion from 1998 to 2012.

"It's an exciting time to be in the storage business as innovation thrives and new industry leaders emerge like Nimble Storage," said Jenkins, president and CEO, Barracuda Networks. "Nimble is well positioned to move up market into the enterprise and seize its fair share of the $22 billion total addressable market. I look forward to serving on the board and working closely with the executive team to drive continued growth and momentum through next phase of the company's expansion."

William "BJ" Jenkins, (49), has served as president, CEO and board member of Barracuda Networks since November 2012. Previously, he served as president of EMC's backup recovery systems (BRS) division. Jenkins originally joined EMC in 1998 and served in a range of executive assignments that included: chief of staff for the BRS division; senior vice president of global marketing; vice president of telecom, media and entertainment and outsourcing sales; vice president of global field marketing; and director of operations and global channels. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned a B.S. degree in general engineering, and he later went on to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

"It is with great pleasure that I welcome BJ to the Nimble Storage board of directors," said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble. "As a seasoned and talented industry executive, BJ is uniquely experienced to work with us as we continue to execute an aggressive vision to deliver the industry's most efficient flash storage platform and double down on our sales and channel routes-to-market to accelerate customer acquisition in the enterprise and cloud service provider segments of the market."

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Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is redefining the storage market with its Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble's flash storage solutions enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity. At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs. At the core of the Adaptive Flash platform is the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture and InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health. More than 5,000 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble's flash storage solutions across 38 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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