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RRuttkowski
Real User
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides a combination of all the protocols that you need, without losing deduplication and compression. It is easy to manage and control.

How has it helped my organization?

Moving over from NetApp to Tegile was easy because of the software completion. It was less complex to install. It takes around twenty minutes to... more»

What needs improvement?

The system has been used, but not with all the features in it. One feature that could improve is Call-Home alerts. At the moment, the system... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have used NetApp and the reason why we switched was due to the overall cost. After five years, the cost decreases over 30% and the... more»

What other advice do I have?

All the features should be calculated with the company's cost and effect to the business. Every company has its own DNA, so the best solution... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
IT Director at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Apr 29 2018

What is most valuable?

It's very fast. We were seeing read latencies of less than one millisecond. It is robust. This is our second Tegile product, so we are happy... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved throughput throughout the organization. Our entire server stack runs on this. It has cut batch job runtime in half, so we're... more»

What needs improvement?

It does what we need.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using another Tegile product, a hybrid array, and were seeing average latencies of about eight milliseconds, but we were seeing spikes... more»

What other advice do I have?

We don't really have any other comparison. We're perfectly happy with it, so I'd have to give it a 10 out of 10. I would tell colleagues to at... more»
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Nick Hofmann
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer / Projects Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

* The most valuable features are multipathing and Easy Tier. * EasyTier/hotcaching: Valuable because it allows greater... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to add additional disks to a volume to expand. For example, for RAID-5 mdisk/volume, add three additional... more»

What needs improvement?

No issues so far.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used EMC and IBM. We got a good deal on Storewize and 6GB SAS connectivity was a better performance/value option... more»

What other advice do I have?

I don’t have any advice.
David Atkin
Real User
IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 501-1,000 employees
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

High performance and ease-of-management are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

The extra capacity has allowed us to consolidate most of our storage onto one platform.

What needs improvement?

It's annoying that if you turn on SMB3 (as opposed to the earlier CIFS protocol), then it is not possible to access a file store using a mixture... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched from NetApp, mainly due to cost.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product with good support. I would recommend it.
Nicolae Chirea
Real User
System Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
May 10 2017

What do you think of IntelliFlash?

What is most valuable?: Ease of Use: Someone can learn it in only few hours Performance: Easy Tier is doing miracles Data Compression: Up to 80% space reduction in the database • What needs improvement?: Performance supervision: It only keeps one hour of real-time data without the ability to do deep analysis of each element. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: We have not had stability issues. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: We have not had scalability issues. • How is customer service and technical support?: Technical support is quite good, even though there is room for improvement. • Which solutions did we use previously?: We wanted ease of use and storage savings. • How was the initial setup?: It is easy to...

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What is IntelliFlash?

Western Digital through its IntelliFlash arrays delivers high-performance storage with a complete range of features and connectivity options, including inline compression and deduplication, application and VM consistent snapshots, replication, RAID, data encryption, VMware vCenter integration, and multi-protocol support for SAN (FC, iSCSI) and NAS (NFS, SMBv3). IntelliFlash arrays deliver high availability through dualredundant and hot-swappable components, active/active or active/passive controllers, non-disruptive software upgrades, eMLC flash, and proactive cloud-based monitoring, analytics, and intelligence. A RESTful API provides scripted or programmatic control.

Also known as
Tegile, IntelliFlash N-Series, IntelliFlash T-Series, IntelliFlash HD-Series
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