Category: Collateral

IT Industry Trends – 2016 State of Storage in Virtualization Survey

1000+ CIOs, IT managers, and practitioners reveal what storage technologies they’re using to overcome their biggest virtualization challenges. We teamed up with Scott D. Lowe (@otherscottlowe), VMware vExpert and co-founder of ActualTech Media, to get a better understanding of what industry trends are happening at the exciting intersection of storage and virtualization. Scott and his… Read more »

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Flash is an equalizer, not the magic, the magic is how it is used

A lot of people, especially financial analysts and investors, have been missing the point for far too long with respect to enterprise flash storage vendors. When the flash revolution started, many thought that somehow simply replacing disk drives with flash memory modules was going to be the end-all of enterprise storage. That’s not how it… Read more »

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Did Nimble lose the plot while they were creating InfoSight?

I recently re-watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This fall is the 40th anniversary of this cult classic – a movie that many laughed at and with, exhibiting an overdose of style and devoid of plot. Cult classics don’t need plots, they only need fans. Storage companies don’t have plots, they have architectures and roadmaps,… Read more »

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Customer Duleep Wikramanayake from TRA Medical Imaging elaborates on Tegile performance

I had a very nice meeting with Tegile customer Duleep Wikramanayake last week at the offices of TRA Medical Imaging. He’s an interesting man with many interesting personal stories and success derived from a mix of self-motivation, awareness and teamwork. The story of Tegile at TRA Medical Imaging has some surprises. Initially purchased as storage… Read more »

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Bang! WD transforms itself with SanDisk

And the flash industry hits just keep on coming! This morning Western Digital announced they were acquiring Flash industry leader SanDisk for $19 billion. It’s the biggest news since last week when Dell announced they were acquiring EMC for slightly more than three times as much. Considering that WD has a market cap in the… Read more »

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Tegile Flash arrays for VDI and SQL at Ameriben, a company with an elevated core purpose

Kelly Simper and David Musgrave from Ameriben visited Tegile HQ recently for a briefing. You couldn’t meet two nicer people. They both talked about Ameriben’s Core Purpose, which is: “Changing lives by developing great leaders in family, business, community, and the world.” As an insurance and claims services company, Ameriben leverages their core beliefs to… Read more »

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Animated whiteboard: Why you need to consider Tegile

Buying storage these days seems like a game of chance. There are more vendors than ever, with different architectures, approaches and options. You can stay with an old established vendor – and their old established architecture – and their old established business models, like charging you for every option that you have. Or you can… Read more »

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I spy with my one open eye – 750 XenDesktop VDI users!

Did you know dolphins and whales let one half of their brain sleep at a time? This allows them to keep one eye open to watch for danger. They also can still surface to get air, which they couldn’t do if they were all the way asleep. I was reminded of this when I saw… Read more »

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why You Should Consider Using Flash In Your Data Center

IDC recently published an infographic that illustrates what’s happening with flash in the enterprise these days and identifies several key concerns to address to deploy flash most effectively. They are: ✔ Flash optimized storage architecture While adding flash to an existing array offers enhanced performance, legacy storage architectures designed for spinning disk just cannot deliver… Read more »

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Tegile Systems Shipped our 1,000th array and our CEO still has his hair

What a year it has been! We have grown our revenue over 350% YoY and continue to ramp up sales every quarter. When I started at Tegile Systems, there were barely 15 people in the company. Now we are fast approaching 200 Tegilians, all laser focused on continuing our phenomenal growth. One thing is clear:… Read more »

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