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August 15, 2012

Tegile Systems Enhances its MASS Architecture

Tegile Systems has enhanced its MASS architecture and announced two new powerful storage arrays: the Zebi HA2400 and Zebi HA2800.

Allowing up to 75 percent capacity savings, Tegile’s Metadata Accelerated Storage System (MASS) technology separates metadata from the primary data path.

This technology also optimizes functions such as de-duplication, compression, RAID and snapshot pointers, while accelerating IO by up to seven times compared to traditional storage systems.

“All-flash arrays sell in the market at $5-10/GB, while Tegile's MASS based arrays sell well below $2/GB,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile Systems. “We raise the performance of near-line SAS (News - Alert) hard disk drives to rival extremely expensive high-RPM SAS or Fibre Channel drives, thus enabling the acceleration of every storage function within the array.”

Elaborating on the HA2400 and the HA2800, Tegile Systems says both these products feature NAS and SAN connectivity and are significantly faster than legacy HDD arrays. They’re also less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays.

The HA2400 and the HA2800 are fully redundant, highly scalable and come with built-in snapshot, as well as replication and virtualization management features.

Both the Zebi HA2400 and HA2800 are currently shipping and are priced at $168,389 and $235,152, respectively.

“Desktop virtualization was an important consideration for us as we were planning our server virtualization implementation,” said Ben Croxton, IT director at Global Directories, the parent company of U.S.-Yellow Pages. “We looked at several hybrid arrays and Tegile won our evaluation hands down because performance was key, yet storage systems from incumbent vendors didn’t have the performance we needed. Tegile had the most powerful platform, the richest feature set and the best value for our dollar.”

Tegile Systems was in the news this June when its Zebi storage array was chosen by ipHouse, a service provider in Minneapolis, to transform storage I/O performance and customer satisfaction.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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