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Tegile Extends Leadership Position in Hybrid and All-Flash Marketplaces with Introduction of Third-Generation Storage Systems

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Tegile Systems, Inc
8000 Jarvis Ave
Newark, CA, 94560

Press release date: June 3, 2014

In conjunction with SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK) and HGST, newest IntelliFlash™ products provide enterprise-class performance, capacity at unmatched price per gigabyte, 7-year warranty

NEWARK, Calif. – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today introduced the two latest entries into its award-winning product line that perfectly balance data management, performance and economics - the T3400, which provides a flexible amount of high-density flash solid state drives (SSDs) and metadata-accelerated high-density hard disk drive (HDD) storage; and the T3800, the company's newest flagship all-flash array that eliminates the top three customer challenges associated with offerings from other all-flash vendors.

The Tegile T3800 features high-density enterprise flash SSDs designed to support mission-critical applications that require extremely high performance at low latency for extended periods of time.  Issues that customers typically have with all-flash storage systems are expensive price per gigabyte, short-lived components and lack of density comparative to hard-disk drive systems have been rendered obsolete with the introduction of the T3800.  In a typical mixed-application environment, Tegile achieves a 5X data reduction to realize a $1/GB street price.  The array's 10PB per drive endurance allows Tegile to offer an industry-best seven-year warranty without the need for periodic wholesale system upgrades.  At 55 effective terabytes (TBs) per U, the T3800 goes well beyond traditional HDD-based array density.

Tegile's previous flagship hybrid array had approximately five percent of its capacity in flash.  With the introduction of the T3400, Tegile now offers a storage architecture featuring half of its capacity in flash SSDs and half in HDDs, resulting in a 20X increase in flash density over previous models.  The T3400 base configuration includes 22TB of high-density flash storage and a 2.2TB metadata acceleration engine.  Optional upgrades include HDD expansion shelves with either 24 or 72 raw TB; or SSD expansion shelves with either 48 or 144 raw TB.

"Tegile might be known as a hybrid storage company, but the extensibility of its architecture makes offering a leadership-class, all-flash array very simple relative to trying to add flash to a legacy architecture," said James Bagley, senior analyst at SSG-NOW.  "Overcoming hesitancy of customers regarding pure-flash installations while at the same time understanding enterprises' capacity-centric requirements with hybrid offerings, places Tegile in an enviable position. No other storage system is so well balanced in leadership data management, performance and economics than Tegile's."

Tegile's latest enterprise-class arrays are built on the company's third-generation IntelliFlash technology that provides the high performance, capacity and reliability that organizations desire at a relatively low cost. Data reduction technology provides a usable capacity that's greater than the arrays' raw capacity. A no-single-point-of-failure architecture, automated snapshot and thin replication features make them more reliable than competitive alternatives.

Like its previous flash-driven storage arrays, Tegile's T3400 and T3800 feature four eight-core Xeon processors, significant memory, sizable read and write caches using flash, multiple networking interfaces, dual power supplies and hot disk spares to provide high performance at low cost.  The systems' software simplifies administration and optimizes storage for various applications, including virtualization, file services and databases. All-inclusive pricing for features such as auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, on or offsite failover, and virtualization management provides simplified software licensing at a fraction of the cost of storage incumbents.

"Tegile's IntelliFlash architecture effectively harnesses the low latency of our SSDs and the high capacity of our HDDs," said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of product marketing at HGST, a Western Digital company. "As a leader in transforming data center storage, we are able to support Tegile with the broadest product portfolio spanning both SSDs and HDDs in this example of a well-executed strategic relationship. With the new T3400 or T3800 systems, Tegile customers will continue to benefit from our high-quality enterprise-class hard drives and solid state drives to help meet their escalating performance, capacity and reliability requirements."

"SanDisk has been working diligently with Tegile to drive flash density upwards, while also addressing the durability needs of write-intensive environments, such as those presented by many Tegile customers," said Steve Fingerhut, vice president of Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk. "The density, performance and endurance attributes of SanDisk Enterprise SSDs utilized in Tegile's all-flash arrays, deliver high-performance, high-reliability storage for the most demanding enterprise data center environments."

All Tegile products, including the T3400 and T3800, are available through Tegile's consumption-based leasing,Tegile's Agility Pricing Program, paying only for the amount of data space utilized - as low as 20.6 cents per GB a month. The program was designed for cost-conscious customers who are interested in leveraging cloud economics but who are unwilling or unable to relinquish control of their data to third-party providers at pricing competitive to Amazon S3.

"We're excited about the opportunity to provide even more flash options to our customers with the introduction of the T3400 and T3800," said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing of Tegile Systems.  "Whether it's a balanced approach of high performance with high capacity of a hybrid array or sustained high performance with low latency of applications best served with flash, we have developed a range of superior product offerings that can satisfy any and all of these requirements without breaking the bank."

The Tegile T3400 and T3800 are available now through the company's reseller partners beginning today. All Tegile arrays come bundled with IntelliFlash flash optimization software and a comprehensive data management suite including snapshots, remote replication and VM-aware management tools.  Additional information about Tegile's full line of flash-driven storage arrays is available at

About Tegile Systems

Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile's line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualized environments.

Tegile's patented IntelliFlash technology accelerates performance and enables inline de-duplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile's award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.

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