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ESG Lab Validates Advantages of Tegile's Zebi Storage Arrays

Tegile Systems, a pioneer in primary storage de-duplication in virtualized server and desktop environments, today announced the release of an Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab Validation Report on their Zebi Arrays. The report highlights Zebi’s use of its Meta Data Acceleration (MASS) technology that reduces physical data footprint by up to 75%, while accelerating performance up to 7 times that of traditional storage.

The ESG Lab Report found that the Tegile Zebi solution is simple to configure and provision. It is easy to find relevant information about storage resources using the Zebi Dashboard and Wizard. These capabilities enabled ESG Lab to create and configure a pool, project and LUNs with just a few clicks. Additionally, advanced storage configurations (performance, deduplication and compression) were very flexible and settable by project or LUN and the ability to select the number of SSDs assigned to the project ensured that the array would continue to perform optimally as the data set grows.

“ESG Lab testing determined that by selecting the appropriate Application Profile, Tegile Zebi arrays optimize the use of SSD and HDD to enhance IO or throughput performance,” said Brian Garrett, vice president, ESG Lab. “Using the industry standard Iometer workload generator to emulate real-world applications, ESG Lab also validated that the Zebi array was able to provide excellent performance from a very small pool of disks, while inline deduplication and compression had almost no impact on application performance.”

Yellow Pages Agrees
“While planning our server virtualization implementation, it became clear that we should include desktop virtualization as well,” said Ben Croxton, IT director, Global Directories, the parent company of U.S.-Yellow Pages. “Storage systems from incumbent vendors didn’t have the performance we’d need over time as we grew. Of the several new hybrid arrays we looked at, Tegile certainly had the most powerful platform, the richest feature set and their entire team has been a pleasure to work with.”

Additional highlights of the ESG Report include:

  •     Data reduction. An audit of customer results confirmed Tegile’s claim of 75% data reduction for common business applications and services.
  •     ESG Lab also validated that the Zebi array was able to provide excellent performance from a very small pool of disks while inline deduplication and compression had almost no impact on application performance.
  •     The Zebi array’s ability to failover and failback completely transparently between storage controllers was also validated, in addition to the ability to reduce disk rebuild times dramatically using Tegile's MASS technology.

For more information on Tegile’s Zebi Array, download the ESG Lab Report here. http://www.tegile.com/resources/esg-lab-validation-report/

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:04 PM by David Marshall
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