by Lyle Smith

Tegile T3400 Hybrid Storage and T3800 All-Flash Array Now Available

Tegile Systems has introduced the two latest entries into their Hybrid Storage and All Flash Array lines, designed to balance data management, performance and economics: the T3400, which provides a flexible amount of high-density flash SSDs and metadata-accelerated high-density 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 is equipped with high-density enterprise SSDs, which are designed to support mission-critical applications that require extremely high performance at low latency for extended periods of time. Issues that usually plague customers with all-flash storage systems include 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 creating a $1/GB street price after deduplication and compression. The array’s 10PBW per drive endurance allows Tegile to provide a seven-year warranty without the need for periodic wholesale system upgrades.  

The T3400 allows Tegile to offer a storage architecture that features half of its capacity in flash SSDs and half in HDDs; this results in a 20X increase in flash density over previous models. The T3400 base configuration includes 22TB of high-density flash storage as well as a 2.2TB metadata acceleration engine.  In addition, 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’s latest enterprise-class arrays are built on the company’s third-generation IntelliFlash technology, which provides enterprises with the high performance, capacity, and reliability they need at a relatively low cost. Data reduction technology provides a usable capacity that’s greater than the arrays’ raw capacity. Additionally, a no-single-point-of-failure architecture, automated snapshot and thin replication features enable them to be very reliable.

Tegile’s T3400 and T3800 are equipped with four eight-core Xeon processors, significant memory, sizable read and write caches using flash, multiple networking interfaces, dual power supplies, and hot disk spares in order to provide high performance at low cost.  The systems’ software also helps to simplify administration and optimizes storage for various applications, such as virtualization, file services, and databases. All-inclusive pricing for features (which includes auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, on or offsite failover, and virtualization management) allows for a simplified software licensing at a fraction of the cost of storage incumbents.

Pricing and Availability

The Tegile T3400 and T3800 are available through the company’s reseller partners beginning today. They are also 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). All Tegile arrays come bundled with IntelliFlash flash optimization software and a data management suite including snapshots, remote replication, and VM-aware management tools. For more information, visit the product website.

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