Q&A with Rob Commins of Tegile Systems - Page 3
Its comprehensive and intuitive browser-based dashboard, with its configuration wizard and analytical tools, is easier to use and more helpful than other user interfaces.
Most of the mainstream disk arrays available today are based on graying product lines dressed up with incremental modifications. These over-priced systems are based on old architectures, legacy hardware, complex command line management interfaces, and pay-by-feature software.
While mainstream arrays have changed little, the way businesses want to use them has changed radically. Businesses are consolidating their compute and storage infrastructure using virtualization technology and cloud-based applications that can be shared by thousands of simultaneous users. Additionally, IT managers often have special situations where using a mass-produced array is like forcing a square peg into a round hole or they need a little one-on-one support from a storage expert.
Today’s IT managers need storage arrays that deliver faster performance, higher capacities and robust data protection with near-instant recovery times. They want these arrays to be affordable and easier to use. Additionally, they want to work with a supplier that listens to their specific needs and provides customer support as an integral part of their offering, not as an afterthought.
VSM: What specifically does Tegile bring to organizations looking to improve storage performance?
RC: Tegile’s patent-pending technology underpins the company’s pioneering delivery of advanced, cost-effective storage for 21st century data centers. Tegile’s Zebi array uniquely combines a Redirect on Write (ROW) file system with proprietary Metadata Accelerated Storage System (MASS) technology to realize the holy grail of storage – high performance, high capacity and high reliability at low cost. It combines this unique technology approach with best in class data protection features, the most reliable hardware and an extremely friendly user interface to take storage to a whole new level of usability.
Tegile’s highly experienced team underpins its reputation as the IT manager’s “innovation partner.” When customers need help, real experts are there for them. When a customer provides feedback, Tegile executives evaluate it immediately. When multiple customers provide the same feedback Tegile take immediate action to see how it can benefit all customers. This simple process makes Tegile the ideal data storage partner for business, government and educational organizations.