Tegile unveils IntelliFlash HD Flash platform for enterprise workload hyper-consolidation at VMworld

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Tegile Systems, provider of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays for database, virtualised server, and virtual desktop environments, will be unveiling its new IntelliFlash HD flash storage platform, another industry first for Tegile, on August 30th, 2015 at VMworld US at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

IntelliFlash HD is a flash storage platform that brings hyperscale performance and economics to the enterprise data center. Targeted at Fortune 1000 enterprise customers that are pursuing aggressive consolidation of data centres, IntelliFlash HD is designed to deliver in a single flash platform, up to 5 million IOPS and 10PB of effective capacity in a single rack at under 50 cents per effective GB. With IntelliFlash HD, enterprise customers can dramatically accelerate their business applications, eliminate storage silos, and achieve huge economic benefits of hyper-consolidation.

At the core of IntelliFlash HD is the Tegile IntelliFlash OS, the same operating system that powers Tegile's award-winning portfolio of all-flash and hybrid arrays. IntelliFlash OS brings together several architectural innovations in flash management, data persistence and data management to enable IntelliFlash HD to deliver unprecedented levels of consolidation, simplicity and economics. Notable innovations include:

  • Scalable Architecture: Multi-controller scale up and out for sustained low-latency and performance at high scale
  • High Capacity Density: 512TB in 3RU space with SanDisk InfiniFlash dense flash enclosure, with max of 10PB effective capacity in a single 42U rack
  • Sustained Performance: High throughput and sub-millisecond latency with a maximum of 5M IOPS in a single rack
  • One Flash Platform: Supports High-performance flash, high-density flash, and hybrid-flash configurations in the same platform
  • Unified Storage: Native block (FC, iSCSI) and file (NFS, CIFS/SMB3) access
  • Comprehensive Data Services: Snapshots, clones, thin provisioning, inline deduplication and compression
  • Affordable Disaster Recovery: Replicate between all-flash AND hybrid configurations
  • Simplified Management: Single UI management for all operations
  • VMware Support: Integrations with VMware SRM, VAAI, VASA and Virtual Volumes

The only next-generation enterprise storage vendor to be recognized as a Visionary in two of Gartner's Magic Quadrants - Solid State Arrays and General Purpose Storage Arrays, Tegile offers a comprehensive portfolio of intelligent flash arrays solutions that provide excellent investment protection. Enterprise customers can choose from a wide range of hybrid-flash, all-flash and hyper-dense flash arrays to consolidate any and all application workloads in a single flash platform – starting at 10TB and scaling to 10PB and all managed by a single OS. IntelliFlash HD is ideal not only for latency-sensitive applications but also for workloads such as large data warehouses, analytic applications, big data processing, image processing, and large private clouds that require economical acceleration of performance.

"We are excited about Tegile's ability to address the currently unmet big data challenges faced by today's data center infrastructures at a compelling TCO," said Ravi Swaminathan, vice president and general manager, Systems and Software Solutions, SanDisk. "With Tegile's IntelliFlash HD, SanDisk and Tegile are accelerating the migration to the all-flash data center."

"Among those enterprises that are running flash in their production environments, 100% of them want to move more workloads to it over time, and concern about the $/GB cost of flash is the only reason enterprises give for not deploying it more quickly," said Eric Burgener, research director Storage, IDC. "Tegile's release of IntelliFlash HD drops the effective $/GB cost of flash into the $.50/GB range in an enterprise-class package that delivers all-flash performance and boasts storage density of 170TB/U. Storage solutions like IntelliFlash HD will allow enterprises to cost-effectively incorporate more flash into their infrastructures, allowing them to harness the secondary economic benefits of flash deployment at scale more quickly."

IntelliFlash HD can be seen in operation at Booth No. 1037 of VMworld 2015, along with the rest of Tegile's portfolio that includes:

  • IntelliFlash arrays – All-flash and hybrid-flash
  • IntelliCare™ – Comprehensive Customer Care with Cloud Analytics
  • IntelliStack™ – Converged Infrastructure Solutions
  • IntelliFlash OS – Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Data Reduction
  • VMware Support – Integration with VMware Virtual Volumes, Site Recovery Manager, VAAI, VASA and vCenter Plug-ins

According to Tegile CEO Rohit Kshetrapal, "Enterprise CIOs and business leaders have maintained that data resilience, economics, and investment protection are keys to accelerating the transformation of their legacy storage infrastructure to all-flash. IntelliFlash HD is a testament to Tegile's mantra – One Flash Platform for and Workload. We have delivered a truly game-changing flash platform that enterprises can rely on to achieve tremendous business acceleration coupled with very compelling economics."

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