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Tegile Systems Named Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays

Here at vBrainstorm we enjoy reporting news about the vendors in the IT space.  Tegile Systems is one of the Solid State storage vendors that we follow.  A press release was published today naming Tegile as a visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays.  Kudos to you Tegile!  The press release is below.

Tegile Systems Positioned Among the ‘Visionaries’ of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays Acknowledgement from Gartner makes Tegile the only upstart storage company to be in all-flash and general-purpose Magic Quadrants

 

Newark, Calif., June 23, 2015 – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays”* report (http://pages.tegile.com/Q3_2015_Report_Gartner_Quadrant_Gartner_Magic_Quadrant_Tegile.html).  Tegile is the only upstart storage company to be named among the Visionaries in this and Gartner’s 2014 “Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays” reports.

 

The Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays represents vendors that sell into the enterprise end-user market with specific branded SSAs.  Each vendor in the Magic Quadrant is evaluated based on its ability to execute (product/service, overall visibility, sales executive/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations) and its completeness of vision (market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, innovation and geographic strategy).

 

Gartner recognized Tegile as a Visionary for the following reasons:

  • A comprehensive portfolio of Intelligent Flash Arrays, which leverages the same hardware, software and management GUIs for all its storage arrays
  • Broad block and file protocol, which makes Tegile one of the few unified SSA offerings
  • Selectable data reduction, and detailed instrumentation and data reduction reporting on a storage pool and LUN level

 

“We are pleased to once again be recognized by Gartner analysts among the ‘Visionaries’ in their well-respected Magic Quadrant reports,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile.  “Whether it is an all-flash array for Tier-1 workloads or a hybrid array that provides the performance of flash at the price of disk, Tegile has shown time and time again its ability to deliver innovative products that address operationally or financially important end-user problems at a broad scale to warrant our inclusion on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.”

 

Tegile All-Flash Arrays make it easy and affordable to transition to a flash-centric data center. By delivering maximum performance, high density and compelling economics, the T-Series is ideal for latency-sensitive, business-critical workloads such as online transaction processing, real-time analytics, decision support and data warehousing. The T-Series portfolio enables users to start small and scale in capacity as their business grows. Organizations can start with the T3600 or T3700 to deliver a turbo-boost to legacy storage while deferring equipment replacement before moving up to the T3800 when density and capacity requirements grow.

 

About Tegile Systems

Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of intelligent flash arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtual desktop 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 deduplication 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 virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any 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 www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.

 

Solid Performance, with a Solid Name: Welcome to Solidfire.

I had the chance to meet with the CEO and Founder of SolidFire Dave Wright while at VMworld this year. Who is SolidFire? Well, I will overview that and share a interview I had with Dave shortly.

Solid fire is a all-SSD Architecture platform, that scales and uses raid-less data protection. But if you ask me, what set’s them apart on the SSD arena; I will answer with the QOS.

“Quality of service is not a feature. It is a architecture.” They go in to state it is ” the only way to deliver guaranteed storage performance in public and private cloud infrastructure”  source
http://solidfire.com/technology/qos-benchmark-architecture/

The ability to set levels of service is critical in the service provider space. Min, Max and Burst IOPS per volume for example.


QOS Demo Video

As you can see below, the system can really push out the IO the numbers.

As you can see, fairly straight forward on the hardware side, however, I would recommend dedicated switching.

Source http://solidfire.com/technology/solidfire-storage-system/

What else? Add features like a array solutions,  VMware , openstack, to name a couple and multitenancy reporting but I won’t touch on this today.

I’ll wrap up with a interview of me personally interviewing Dave, Owner and founder of SolidFire.

My Thoughts?

Need a top tier, with extreme performance? Need QOS? Need multitenancy? There are a Solid reasons to consider SolidFire when looking at Storage. Now if I could get a unit in my lab…

Thanks

Roger Lund

ystem Examples*

Cluster Size 5 Nodes 20 Nodes 40 Nodes 100 Nodes
Effective Capacity** 60TB with SF3010
108TB with SF6010
173TB with SF9010
240TB with SF3010
432TB with SF6010
692TB with SF9010
480TB with SF3010
864TB with SF6010
1.4PB with SF9010
1.2PB with SF3010
2.1PB with SF6010
3.4PB with SF9010
4K Random IOPS 250,000 with SF3010/SF6010
375,000 with SF9010
1M with SF3010/SF6010
1.5M with SF9010
2M with SF3010/SF6010
3M with SF9010
5M with SF3010/SF6010
7.5M with SF9010
kW at max IO Load 1.5 kW with SF3010/SF6010
2.2 kW with SF9010
6 kW with SF3010/SF6010
9 kW with SF9010
12kW with SF3010/SF6010
18 kW with SF9010
30kW with SF3010/SF6010
45 kW with SF9010
Rack Units 5RU 20RU (half rack) 40RU (full rack) 100RU

– See more at: http://solidfire.com/technology/solidfire-storage-system/#sthash.ccyH5XwR.dpuf

Fine-grain, per-volume settings

SolidFire’s QoS functionality lets cloud providers set and control the fine-grain performance levels for every volume and guarantee application performance with firm SLAs.

  • Min IOPS – The minimum number of I/O operations per-second that are always available to the volume, ensuring a guaranteed level of performance even in failure conditions.
  • Max IOPS – The maximum number of sustained I/O operations per-second that a volume can process over an extended period of time.
  • Burst IOPS – The maximum number of I/O operations per-second that a volume will be allowed to process during a spike in demand, particularly effective for data migration, large file transfers, database checkpoints, and other uneven latency sensitive worklo

– See more at: http://solidfire.com/technology//solidfire-element-os/guaranteed-qos/#sthash.rIuGPn5K.dpuf

Quality of Service is not a feature.

It is an architecture

– See more at: http://solidfire.com/technology/qos-benchmark-architecture/#sthash.aTLD0AKs.dpuf

Quality of Service is not a feature.

It is an architecture.

– See more at: http://solidfire.com/technology/qos-benchmark-architecture/#sthash.aTLD0AKs.dpuf

Quality of Service is not a feature.

It is an architecture.

– See more at: http://solidfire.com/technology/qos-benchmark-architecture/#sthash.aTLD0AKs.dpuf

Quality of Service is not a feature.

It is an architecture.

– See more at: http://solidfire.com/technology/qos-benchmark-architecture/#sthash.aTLD0AKs.dpuf