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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 with the company and their support. It's very flexible. It… 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 seeing performance improvement throughout the organization.

What needs improvement?

It does what we need.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using another Tegile product, a hybrid array, and were seeing average latencies of about eight milliseconds, but we were seeing spikes up to 50 milliseconds, and when that happened everything… 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 least consider Tegile. They're not as big a name, they… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This time around it was Tegile versus Pure Storage. We went with Tegile, because they made us a good offer, and we were happy with them from our previous experience.
Consultant
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 performance than standard SAS disks * Cheaper than… 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 disks in RAID-5 and expand the existing data.

What needs improvement?

No issues so far.

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

It's good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used EMC and IBM. We got a good deal on Storewize and 6GB SAS connectivity was a better performance/value option compared to 1GB or 10GB Ethernet iSCSI.

What other advice do I have?

I don’t have any advice.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated EMC VNXe3150.
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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 activate storage.

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 allows access to the internet directly or over a proxy, but… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 performance increases over 50%.

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 for each business differs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did a complete evaluation, in terms of an ROI of the competitor products. (This is a specialty of our company.) NetApp, Atlantis USX, and SimpliVity were the products we evaluated. We also looked… more »
Consultant
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 are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is quite good, even though there is room for improvement.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We wanted ease of use and storage savings.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to do the…
Vendor
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 of SMB and NFS. This is a serious restriction for a… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated NetApp.
Reseller
Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Jun 07 2016

What is most valuable?

We've been able to realise storage space savings for our virtualization environment. Also, it has reduced our electricity usage by reducing the amount of disks needed for the virtual environment.

How has it helped my organization?

This product is relatively new, no major feature release yet.

What needs improvement?

The monitoring matrix and its dashboard need work. They need to offer better integration for a virtual platform to enable you to create hyper-converged solution. They need to help increase ways to save on hardware and electricity usage.

What other advice do I have?

When installing it, you should utilize two controllers with an additional disk shelf. Space Savings with VMs and ~10 database servers Usage during normal day

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at HP EVA, IBM v7000, and Compellent 8000.
Vendor
IT Director with 51-200 employees
Feb 24 2016

What do you think of IntelliFlash?

Originally posted at https://vinfrastructure.it/2015/12/tegile-an-hybrid-all-flash-array-storage/ Tegile is a storage company with interesting products declared to be “one flash (hybrid or all flash) for any workload”. For sure they are a strong company, with more than 1800 systems deployed with Tegileproducts, including interesting names including Ferrari, McLaren, Tesla, … More than 1100 customers, doesn’t sound bad, at all! And around 360 employees worldwide and good investors (one, for example, is HGST!). During the last IT Press Tour #17 I’ve got the opportunity to learn more about this company  and their solutions. Rohit Kshetrapal (CEO at Tegile) has introded the company with strong updates on their unique products optimized both for Hybrid  and All-Flash. After the…
Vendor
Managing Consultant with 51-200 employees
May 27 2015

What do you think of IntelliFlash?

Ah, my first blog after Storage Field Day 6! It was a fantastic week and I only got to fathom the sensations and effects of the trip after my return from San Jose, California last week. Many thanks to Stephen Foskett (@sfoskett), Tom Hollingsworth (@networkingnerd) and Claire Chaplais (@cchaplais) of Gestalt IT for inviting me over for that wonderful trip 2 weeks’ ago. Tegile was one of the companies I had the privilege to visit and savour. In a world of utterly confusing messaging about Flash Storage, I was eager to find out what makes Tegile tick at the Storage Field Day session. Yes, I loved Tegile and the campus visit was very nice. I was also very impressed that they have more than 700 customers and over a thousand systems shipped, all within 2 years since they came out of…
Vendor
Independent IT Analyst with 51-200 employees
Jan 25 2015

What do you think of IntelliFlash?

I have to admit that, almost 3 years ago, when I met Tegile for the first time I was all but impressed. At that time they had presented themselves as another company with a ZFS-based appliance… and my first thought was “you won’t be going anywhere!”. I was very wrong indeed (perhaps it was just a bad presentation) and since then they have been coming up with good things from both the product side and the ability to execute points of view. ZFS-ish core Tegile is ZFS but not “everything-ZFS”. First of all they made it clear from day-1, they are not playing in the open source field and they want to maintain maximum control on the roadmap, quality and enhancements they make. Consequently, the development team have maintained most of the FS unchanged but they have also improved all…

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
IntelliFlash customers

Bank of Stockton, Barnsley College, Boyes Turner, Brigham Young University

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