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@Tegile Hybrid Storage Ensures Manufacturing Firm will Keep on Truckin'
Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that Truck Bodies & Equipment International (TBEI) Inc., a leading manufacturer of truck equipment and accessories, has implemented Tegile hybrid arrays to support its critical operations.

TBEI designs and produces high-quality, precision-engineered equipment under five different brands - Crysteel, Rugby, DuraClass, J-Craft, and Ox Bodies - sold through more than 1,000 distributors and retailers and used by professionals including the U.S. military. The company has around 500 employees located in its Lake Crystal, Minnesota headquarters and plants in Alabama, Mississippi, and North Dakota. Mission-critical applications, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Microsoft SQL Server databases, Microsoft Exchange and a manufacturing control program, required a storage solution that could meet its capacity and performance needs.

Newly hired IT manager Kurt Weinberg had inherited TBEI's aging Compellent disk storage system, which was running out of capacity after seven years of service, and he was interested in moving to flash storage. Reseller partner XIOSS highly recommended Tegile Intelligent Flash Arrays, and Weinberg was impressed by the company's editorial reviews, specs he called "fantastic," and a cost comparable to Compellent's for the high performance of flash with the economics of disk storage.

"Tegile delivered on everything that they promised," said Weinberg. "It's been a really good experience; We have plenty of room to grow into. When I get my weekly reports, the compression is right as advertised. We have about 3TB of data native, which Tegile is compressing down to 1TB."

The migration process smoothed the transition away from disk, toward a flash-centric infrastructure that accelerates ERP, SQL Server, Exchange, and other applications and accommodates Weinberg's plans for future data growth and additional virtualization.

"We kept our Dell Compellent up for a week after the migration, then shut it down," said Weinberg. "Now, it's out of the rack and out of the building - I'm very happy."

Tegile's portfolio of Intelligent Flash Arrays are designed to accelerate a wide variety of enterprise applications - from smaller workloads to mission-critical deployments. They deliver a comprehensive set of data management capabilities while seamlessly supporting different storage media (hard disks, dense flash, high-performance flash) under a single storage operating system. With IntelliFlash, enterprises can deploy all-flash or a mixture of flash and hard disk in a single storage system, and can dial up or down the amount of flash storage needed to meet the specific performance needs of their applications.

Each array is powered by Tegile's IntelliFlash software architecture, which seamlessly accommodates different storage media and provides advanced data management capabilities for data protection, data reduction and disaster recovery.

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:12 PM by David Marshall
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