The Nimble Storage® Secondary Flash Array (SFA) represents a new category of data storage that is optimized
for both capacity and performance. The SFA adds high-performance flash storage to a capacity-optimized
architecture for a unique backup platform that lets you put your backup data to work.
The Nimble Storage SFA is engineered for high-efficiency backups, disaster recovery, and secondary data
storage. Flash technology enables you to leverage backup data for development and testing, QA, and analytics
and to instantly back up and recover data from any primary storage system. The integration of the SFA with
the Veeam® backup software simplifies data lifecycle management and provides a path to cloud archiving.
This guide presents best practices for achieving the best performance and deduplication rates from the SFA
with Veeam backup data.