New Zebi OS highlights next-generation data reduction, multiprotocol capabilities

Tegile Systems, a leading provider of hybrid storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced the second-generation of its Zebi OS that provides better and deeper integration with VMware and Microsoft and even greater usability through an improved user interface.

Tegile’s software simplifies administration and optimises storage for various applications including virtualization, file services and databases. This latest software release offers powerful management tools and features that deliver improved visibility into the capacity savings that Zebi arrays provide through data reduction so that administrators can see the details of CPU activity, memory utilisation, space usage, network activity, disk activity and the status of other key system services at deeper granularity levels.

Zebi OS Analytics Visually Reports Savings from Compression and Deduplication
Zebi OS Analytics Visually Reports Savings from Compression and Deduplication

Figure 1 – Zebi OS Analytics Visually Reports Savings from Compression and Deduplication
“Tegile’s VM-aware storage systems are designed for the virtualized data center and are demonstrably simpler to deploy and manage compared to legacy storage,” said Ken Clipperton, senior analyst of analyst firm DCIG.  “By providing customers with the ability to view the health and overall status of the storage system, vendors like Tegile are empowering their users with an important tool that allows them to tune and optimise their virtualized environments.”

In addition to the new user interface, the new Zebi OS features:
vCenter plug-in that shows Zebi hybrid arrays within their own storage view tab inside the VMware management console
NFS for VAAI that expands upon Tegile’s unified storage capabilities to support file protocols within VMware environments


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Thin Provisioning Stun VAAI feature to allow for better overall utilization of storage and a reduction of storage costs
Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Server (VSS) agent for improved data protection

Ability to collect analytics from server data in the cloud
“When we were evaluating storage solutions for our organisation, we weren’t necessarily interested in everything that was under the hood but whether it could provide us with the performance and capacity we needed at a price we could afford,” said Jeremy DeHart, IT Manager of law firm Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo. “Though we didn’t fully understand Tegile’s ‘secret sauce,’ we’ve come to understand that it is the company’s approach to software that makes the difference. Tegile has made an already-impressive storage and management system even better with the improvements they’ve included in this latest software update.”

“The multiple additions we have made in this latest Zebi OS release truly satisfies our desire to provide deeper, more powerful reporting and management to our customers,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems. “Tegile has always been saving customers space through data reduction but with the latest release of the Zebi OS we are making those savings even more visible to users by allowing them to see what they are saving, where they are saving and how they are saving.”

The latest Zebi OS will be included with every model of Tegile Zebi arrays beginning this month.  Existing Tegile customers can inquire about upgrading their software to the latest revision by contacting their sales representative or emailing the company at [email protected]

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays.

Tegile’s patented MASS technology accelerates the Zebi’s performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning technology solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than 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 auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualization management features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.