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The Nimble Storage #ShrinkMyStorage Contest

Discussion created by mkieran on Apr 5, 2014

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#ShrinkMyStorage Contest Winners!

We asked Nimble Storage customers to tell us how we helped shrink their data center footprint, and got tons of terrific responses.

Here are the winning entries:
PrizeTwitter UserCompanyTweet
GoPro Hero3+Brent ShortPacific Coast Feather CoNimble #ShrunkMyStorage from 19TB to 10TB, from 11U to 3U, from 5ms to under 2ms. Bye Bye NetApp!
$100Adam DotyWalnut Valley Unified School District87% power savings. Doubled effective capacity. Entire data center now sub ms latency. #ShrunkMyStorage @NimbleStorage http://t.co/LQly4jWWdr
$100Rob LingMarcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment23u HP EVA condensed down to 6u, with plenty of free space. #NimbleRocks! #ShrinkMyStorage #ShrunkMyStorage http://t.co/SACMAY8qOO
$100Mike GelharUnivita HealthReplaced 140 NetApp disks with 32 disks on a Nimble array running 1275 VDIs. #ShrunkMyStorage #NimbleStorage http://t.co/6tfaqh6Adz

 

 

 

Here are some more of the best entries we received in the #ShrunkMyStorage contest.

 

Twitter HandleTweet
achetnikThanks to our @nimblestorage the replication has reduced our backup window from 16hrs to 45mins #shrunkmystorage
CHCA_IT

So happy with our recently deployed Nimble Storage array. All IT products should be this good. @NimbleStorage #ShrunkMyStorage

EagleTG8U of HP LeftHand down to 3U of #NimbleStorage and it outperforms HP by leaps and bounds. #ShrunkMyStorage
mikegelharReplaced 140 NetApp disks with 32 disks on a Nimble array running 1275 VDIs. #ShrunkMyStorage #NimbleStorage http://t.co/6tfaqh6Adz
moeyjoulisWent from a half rack of EMC to 3u of #NimbleStorage.  Our A/C guys are confused. #ShrunkMyStorage
nicsabenNot only did Nimble #ShrunkMyStorage but it improved system response times with mind blowing IOPS speeds.
WectorDEWe #ShrunkMyStorage with nimble cs240g-x2 against netapp fas 3140 from 21 to 3U. Thats 1/7 or ~ 80% saving! http://t.co/2MCxUEBEFo

 

Contest Rules:

 

NIMBLE STORAGE #SHRINKMYSTORAGE SWEEPSTAKES 2014

OFFICIAL RULES

 

Sponsored by Nimble Storage, Inc. (“Sponsor”).

 

NO ENTRY FEE.  NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Sweepstakes begins on 12:00 AM Pacific time, April 8, 2014 and ends at 11:59 pm Pacific time on April 14, 2013, the (“Sweepstakes Period”).

 

1. Eligibility: The Nimble Storage #ShrunkMyStorage Sweepstakes 2014 (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the U.S., eighteen (18) or older, as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment or other coordinating agencies, individuals providing services to Sponsor through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency during the Sweepstakes period, and their respective immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules & Regulations (“Official Rules”). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

2. To Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes send a Tweet containing (a) the hashtag #ShrinkMyStorage or #ShrunkMyStorage and (b) how Nimble Storage shrank your data center’s storage systems and (c) either the words Nimble, Nimble Storage, or #NimbleStorage. Any reason, message, or opinion in your Tweet must express your honest views, opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences.

 

3. A maximum of ten entries is allowed per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Incomplete entries or entries containing false information will be disqualified.

 

4. Prize Drawing:  All Sweepstakes entries meeting the requirements of these Official Rules will be entered into the prize drawing, to be held on or around April 21 at the Sponsor’s offices located at 211 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134. The winners will be selected by Nimble Storage based on the following criteria:  (1) most appropriate entry to the theme of how Nimble Storage shrank their enterprise data storage systems, and (2) most creative and original entry.  Nimble Storage’s selections are final and binding. Winners will be notified by email.

 

5. Prizes and Odds:  One Sweepstakes grand prize winner will receive a GoPro HERO3+ camera. Three runners-up will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Total value of prizes to be awarded: The grand prize has an approximate retail value of $400.00. The total value of all prizes to be awarded is $700.

The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. No other substitution of prizes is permitted, except at the sole option of Sponsor for a prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. Winner is solely responsible for any and all federal, state, provincial and local taxes, if any, that apply to prizes.

 

6. Notification of Winner: Winner will be notified by e-mail within five (5) business days of the prize drawing, and may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release within seven (7) days of notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize and/or where applicable an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release is not timely received, is incomplete or modified, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected from remaining valid, eligible entries timely submitted.

 

7. General Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes is offered by Sponsor, 211 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134, who is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials; or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties.

 

By entering the Sweepstakes, you further agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, sponsors and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, and assigns, and any other organizations related to the Sweepstakes, harmless, from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in this Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of a prize or parts thereof, including, without limitation, any condition caused by events beyond Sponsor’s control that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; and (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and Sponsor’s decisions in all respects relative to the Sweepstakes are final.

 

IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

 

8. Additional Conditions: Except where prohibited, by winning any prize, winner consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, entry and statements attributed to winner (if true) for advertising and promotional purposes, including without limitation, inclusion in Sponsor’s newsletters, the Sweepstakes website at https://connect.nimblestorage.com/message/2884 and Sponsor’s homepages at www.nimblestorage.com, without additional compensation. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prizes.

 

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the Sweepstakes are compromised, without liability to the entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or winner, as determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion. The Sweepstakes are subject to these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. As stated above, the Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By participating in these Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read these Official Rules and agree to abide by them and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes. These Official Rules are governed by the law of the State of California, excluding rules governing choice of laws.

 

8. Personal Information: The entries shall be the property of Sponsor. Sponsor will use data about entrants obtained from the entries for the administration of this promotion, marketing campaigns, and any internal Sponsor use that Sponsor deems appropriate.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and use of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted these Official Rules and Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at http://www.nimblestorage.com/website/privacy-policy.php.

 

9. Winner’s List, Official Rules: For the name of the prize winners, send your request and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to NIMBLE STORAGE /#SHRUNKMYSTORAGE SWEEPSTAKES 2014, Nimble Storage, Inc., 211 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, CA  95134.

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