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Tegile Introduces the First Multi-protocol Hybrid Array with De-duplication for Primary Storage
Startup, Tegile Systems, emerged today to announce the general availability of its affordable Zebi™ hybrid storage arrays that accelerate applications up to 5-times and reduce storage capacity requirements up to 75%. Unlike other arrays in its price range, the Zebi can de-duplicate cache and compress data on-the-fly making it suitable for high performance primary applications as well as secondary backup storage. Uniquely, a single Zebi supports both SAN and NAS environments and comes complete with snapshot and replication features for $1.00 per gigabyte.

Over 50 customers throughout the financial services, manufacturing, government, legal, healthcare and transportation industry sectors have deployed the new Zebi as primary storage in virtualized server, virtualized desktop (VDI), file services and database environments as well as for replicated storage.

“We selected Tegile over other storage vendors because of the Zebi’s unique ability to reduce our storage footprint so dramatically while delivering excellent performance,” said Andrew Rawnsley, Chief Technology Officer at Investor Analytics. “With Tegile, we can leverage our storage investment more aggressively than with any other storage vendor.”

Tegile’s underlying technology includes their patent-pending Metadata Accelerated Storage System (MASS™), and a no-single-point-of-failure architecture that includes high speed solid state memory and high capacity hard disk drives. Uniquely, Tegile’s MASS manages the system’s metadata (data about the data) on high speed media to accelerate all storage functions including random and sequential I/O, data de-duplication, compression, snapshots, and RAID rebuilds.

“The increasing demands on storage due to virtualization are pressurizing mid-sized IT organizations where operational cost and efficiencies are particularly top of mind,” said Amita Potnis, Senior Research Analyst with Worldwide Storage Systems at IDC. “To address these issues, Tegile has brought to market a storage appliance called Zebi with an extensive feature set, as well as adding primary data de-duplication. Tegile claims Zebi will maintain high performance while being cost effective and highly available.”

Zebi storage arrays are immediately available from Tegile Systems, with prices starting at $16,000. For more information, or to contact Sales, please visit

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:06 PM by David Marshall
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