ipHouse Deploys Tegile’s Zebi Storage Array to Transform Storage Performance and Customer Satisfaction

Newark, California (EastBayDaily) — Tegile Systems, a pioneer in primary storage de-duplication in virtualized server and desktop environments, today announced that ipHouse, a service provider in Minneapolis, MN, has deployed Tegile’s Zebi storage array to transform storage I/O performance and customer satisfaction. ipHouse is taking advantage of the Zebi’s DRAM and SSD storage tiers to boost IOPS performance by 400 percent, and it is also using the Zebi’s built-in data compression and de-duplication to reduce storage requirements by 40-45 percent.

“With our old system customers were actually dropping transactions because the storage traffic would time out,” said Mike Horwath, CTO, ipHouse. “The Zebi has given us lightning performance and has eliminated customer calls about our legacy storage I/O issues, enabling us to deliver higher-value services for our customers.”

Tegile’s Zebi storage array is a new type of storage system that balances the speed of SSD drives with the capacity and cost-effectiveness of hard disk storage. Zebi technology include the Metadata Accelerated Storage System (MASS™), which is the only technology that manages the system’s metadata on high speed DRAM and SSDs to accelerate all storage functions, including random and sequential I/O, data de-duplication, compression, snapshots and RAID rebuilds.

“ipHouse joins our rapidly-growing base of customers who want very high storage performance in an affordable package,” said Tegile Systems’ President, Rohit Kshetrapal. “We are seeing strong interest in our Zebi system because it delivers the speed of SSD-based arrays with a cost structure closer to that of hard disk-based arrays.”

ipHouse is one of over 50 customers from the education, financial services, manufacturing, government, legal, healthcare, hosting and transportation industry sectors that 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. Zebi storage arrays are available from Tegile Systems, with prices starting at $16,000.

About Tegile Systems Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays is significantly faster than all hard disk-based 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, and highly scalable. Additionally, they come complete with built-in auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualization management features. Tegile’s patent-pending MASS technology accelerates the Zebi’s performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Additional information is available at http://www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter: @tegile.

Media Contact: Tegile Systems Nancy Pieretti 603-268-8007 nancy(dot)pieretti(at)a3communications(dot)co(dot)uk


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