SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 13, 2016) - Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the leader in predictive flash storage, today announced that Bob Kelly has joined the company's board of directors and will serve as a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee. Kelly, an IT veteran, most recently served as the Corporate Vice President of Merger & Acquisition Strategy and Business Development for the Cloud and Enterprise Division at Microsoft Corporation. Previously, Kelly served in a variety of senior and executive roles at Microsoft including Corporate Vice President of Windows Azure Marketing and Corporate Vice President of Infrastructure Server Marketing.

"Nimble's technology leadership leveraging flash and predictive analytics across IT infrastructure is unmatched," said Kelly. "The rate at which enterprises and cloud service providers have adopted the solution for not only its performance and simplicity, but especially for the predictive analytics capabilities is validation of the company's ability to execute. I look forward to working with the Nimble Storage board and management team to enhance and extend the value proposition delivered by Nimble's innovative platform."

Kelly held a variety of senior and executive positions at Microsoft Corporation from 2002 to September 2016, including Corporate Vice President for Infrastructure Server Marketing, Corporate Vice President for Windows Azure Marketing and Corporate Vice President for M&A Strategy and Business Development for the Cloud and Enterprise Division. Kelly holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Dallas and a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. 

"We are delighted to add Bob to the Nimble Storage board of directors," said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. "Kelly's experience with cloud technologies will help guide the strategy and execution of our growing cloud business. Bob's experience will augment and strengthen an already deep bench of seasoned executives on our board."

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