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Tegile IntelliFlash HD Offers Huge New Flash Storage Option

March 01, 2016

If it never seems like there's enough storage on hand to do all the things that need doing, don't worry; a lot of people feel that way. It's not just about not enough space on a computer hard drive or a game console storage system, either; businesses have a much greater problem with all the records that need kept. Tegile IntelliFlash HD, however, may be just the thing to address at least some of this.

Tegile Systems, makers of the Tegile IntelliFlash HD system, is one of the biggest names around in providing flash-based storage arrays. Working with databases, as well as virtualized server and desktop systems, Tegile's systems help provide some of that necessary infrastructure to help keep such platforms running. IntelliFlash is geared toward large-scale organizations, particularly Fortune 1000 operations that are looking to consolidate entire data centers.

IntelliFlash HD is a particularly potent operation by most common standards, offering as much as five million input / output operations per second (IOPS) and up to 10 petabytes of effective capacity. It can offer this storage up at a fairly impressive price as well, around $0.50 per effective gigabyte. That's enough for some rather high-end operations, as demonstrated by Tegile's recent work with Major League Baseball's 24 / 7 channel, MLB Network.

Further offerings from IntelliFlash HD include a scalable architecture, allowing companies to bring in just as much capability as is needed to do the job. It can offer storage options from 512 terabytes in SanDisk InfiniFlash dense flash enclosures up to the 10 petabytes noted previously, contained in a single 42U rack. Better still, that five million IOPS noted previously can be delivered with latency measured in the sub-millisecond range. A slate of data services, ranging from clones to inline deduplication, is also on hand, along with several disaster recovery options.

In the past, flash-based storage options were often considered, but had a tough time competing against the advantages presented by hard drives. While hard drives had something of a greater failure rate thanks to the moving parts contained therein, hard drives were cheaper and could offer storage capability far and away exceeding that of solid state drive. But with prices improving, the advantages posed by flash-based storage is making progressively more sense for users. With high responsiveness and low latency required by many of these applications, flash-based storage is proving to be the only real option.

Flash storage may well be the way of the future, in the end, and Tegile has a clear advantage with plenty of recognizable names satisfied with its offering. Technology's advance requires a clear and powerful base to keep it running. Tegile Systems is looking like that kind of base for more and more companies.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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