Just four and a half years after shipping its first Adaptive Flash platform, Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that more than 5,000 customers worldwide have adopted the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform. Achieving this significant milestone underscores the company’s vision to deliver the industry’s most efficient flash storage platform.

Since shipping the first CS-Series array in 2010, Nimble has established a strong track record for delivering innovation. In the first half of 2014 the company introduced its high-end CS700 platform and All Flash Shelf as part of the Adaptive Flash platform, effectively addressing all-flash workloads as well as petabyte-scale deployments within a single platform. In the second half of the year the company refreshed its entire platform portfolio to increase price-performance by more than 50 percent. The most significant advance in product innovation came with the early release of Fibre Channel functionality across the CS-Series arrays enabling Nimble to address enterprise-wide storage requirements and quadruple the addressable market the company is able to serve.

The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform continues to gain significant traction with enterprise customers and cloud service providers. Enterprise customers include: Target Commercial Interiors, Starwood Waikiki, National Information Solutions Cooperative, CareOregon, LANDESK, Gorkana Group, National Cable Communications, Deltek, Grant Street Group, Kern Health Systems, Energy Information Administration, HeliMods, and Queensland Sugar Limited. Cloud service provider customers include: SingleHop, Xtium, Avanade, and BlueTie.

“Surpassing the 5,000th customer milestone so quickly represents the collective commitment to excellence of our dedicated and passionate employees. I want to thank our entire organization, as well as our customers and partners,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Nimble Storage. “The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform underscores the comprehensive nature of our approach to leveraging the three major disruptive changes in the storage market: flash, cloud, and converged infrastructure. We are uniquely positioned to leverage these architectural changes and emerge as the market leader. Our value proposition to enterprises and cloud service providers as a platform that can consolidate enterprise-wide workloads cost-effectively, with vastly better performance, superior data protection and radically lower complexity will enable us to continue to accelerate our high win rates against the leading incumbent platforms.”