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Tegile Systems Hybrid Arrays named 'Best in Class' by research firm DCIG

Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash- driven storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced its hybrid arrays were named 'Best in Class' by information industry research firm DCIG in the 2014 DCIG Hybrid Storage Array Buyer's Guide.

The DCIG Buyer's Guide ranks, scores and contains data sheets for 41 different products from 17 different vendors. Products are scored and then ranked as "Best in Class," "Recommended," "Excellent," "Good" and "Basic" based on their score. More than 148 different features were evaluated, weighted, scored and then ranked for each product.

"We hope the DCIG 2013 Hybrid Storage Array Buyer's Guide will be a valued resource in the decision-making and buying process as organizations evaluate the many different flash memory storage array models," said Jerome Wendt, president and lead analyst, DCIG. "Our evaluation, which includes the feedback of end users, showed Tegile's hybrid arrays as a technology and market favorite, and puts them on top in this year's group. We congratulate Tegile Systems for a high-quality product that should satisfy the demand for performance at solid-state speeds and the capacity or cost advantage of hard disk storage."

After an initial questionnaire of more than 100 questions was completed, participating companies' capabilities were assessed from the questionnaire and from information available in their public domain. Solutions were then evaluated for more than 148 characteristics, and weighted after conversations with end users.

Tegile's ranking included DCIG's observations that the Tegile Zebi HA2800 earned the Best-in-Class among hybrid storage arrays evaluated in this Buyer's Guide. In comparison to its counterparts, this array stood out in the following ways:

  • The best balance of strengths across all scoring categories.
  • Recommended or Excellent in all scoring categories.

Other features that users will find useful on the Tegile Zebi HA2800 include:

  • 3x-5x effective capacity from deduplication and compression, along with boosting the effective capacity of the already impressive 192B cache.
  • Excellent data protection features that support per-LUN automated snapshot policies complemented by replication
  • Support for all VMware vSphere VAAI features evaluated by DCIG.
  • Unified storage through concurrent support for both SAN and NAS protocols.

"DCIG has recognized and validated that our hybrid arrays are significantly faster than legacy arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays," said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems. "We appreciate DCIG's thorough evaluation and the participation of our customers in this critical benchmark for our industry."

Tegile has pioneered a new generation of flash-driven storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. Its hybrid arrays are significantly faster than legacy arrays, and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, they are easy to use, fully redundant, highly scalable, and come complete with built-in snapshot, replication, near-instant recovery, and virtualization management features.

The DCIG 2014 Hybrid Storage Array Buyer's Guide is immediately available. It may be downloaded for no charge with registration.

Published Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:23 PM by David Marshall
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