Zebi Storage Arrays

Flash Storage Arrays: 7X the performance and up to 75% less capacity required than legacy arrays!

Zebi Flash Storage DeviceServer and desktop virtualization has changed the rules in the data center – again. It has made the ongoing struggle between managing cost per terabyte and cost per I/O more difficult to manage than ever. Solid-state drives (SSD) have been added to legacy storage systems as a tier, but their architectures are not well suited for solid-state technology. Other new vendors have developed SSD only arrays and claim competitive cost structures with compression and de-duplication technology to get their costs under control.

Tegile™ Systems has a more balanced approach to the HDD vs. SSD storage debate. Our Zebi™ arrays leverage the performance of SSD and low cost per TB of high capacity disk drives to deliver up to seven times the performance and up to 75% less capacity required than legacy arrays. We don’t simply use SSDs as a tier of storage in our arrays, Tegile has architected the performance benefits of SSDs throughout the data path, giving every application a performance boost with flash storage.

Maximum Performance for your Most Critical Applications

Tegile’s MASS architecture has been enhanced with the addition of FlashVols to maximize performance. Now, large and medium enterprise customers who need high-performance and high-availability storage will benefit from flash-grade performance without incurring the costs traditionally associated with high RPM disk drives.

FlashVols are volumes that are pinned in SSD so applications run at maximum performance without the potential for delay due to caching algorithms or tiering polices. Several competitive offerings use sub-volume tiering to address performance spikes found in these types of use cases. These policies are usually set to analyze usage patterns every three hours or migrate data across tiers in off-hours. But by that time, a boot storm may have completed or a spike in sales at an online retailer may have passed. Pinning critical volumes in SSD ensures these types of problems do not occur.

All-Flash Storage with a Hybrid Twist

The Tegile Zebi HA2800 is a multi-protocol, all-flash storage array that can be placed in front of a large pool of Zebi hard disk drives to deliver leading performance while not abandoning the aggressive cost constraints customers operate within. It delivers superior performance and can be augmented with expansion chassis to expand capacity up to 146 raw TB and resolve the $/GB challenge other all-flash arrays cannot address.

7X the Performance

Through the deep integration of SSD and caching technologies, Tegile systems deliver five times the performance of legacy arrays. These performance gains are recognized by applications even when their data ultimately lands on hard disk drives. High IOPS and low latency for everyone.

NAS and SAN From the Same Array

Enjoy the flexibility of choice in how your storage is connected to your servers. Fibre Channel and iSCSI block protocols are supported, while both NFS and CIFS file protocols are available for NAS environments. No more silos of storage in your data center.

Storage Simplified

Tegile’s arrays are dramatically easier to manage than legacy systems. Application optimized templates accelerate the provisioning process and implement best practices in a single mouse click. Backup and replication are built in – no complex back-end software to manage. Best yet – all of our software is included in a single license.

Up to 75% Less Capacity

In-line compression and de-duplication are used on SSD and hard disk drive media throughout the array. This allows customers to significantly reduce their acquisition and operational cost of storage. All application data is reduced – not just secondary applications, and not in a post-process manner.

Built in Business Continuity

Integrated snapshot and remote replication functionality shrink backup windows down to next to nothing and eliminates the need for backup software. Our thin replication feature only transmits changed data to reduce the burden on the WAN as well, saving even more.

Purpose Built for Virtualization

One-click virtual machine optimized storage creation can deploy hundreds of virtual machines and desktops in minutes, not hours. Built-in backup and data replication via unlimited snapshots, cloning, and instantaneous restores keeps virtual machines and desktops protected.

Specifications Dual Controller Arrays Expansion Arrays
Zebi Model HA2100 HA2130 HA2100EP HA2130EP HA2300 HA2400 HA2800 J2100 J2130 ES2300 ES2400 ES4000 ES4100
Platform Configuration
Processor 2 x Xeon
2 x Xeon
4 x Xeon
4 x Xeon
4 x Xeon
4 x Xeon
4 x Xeon
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DRAM Memory 96 GB 96 GB 192 GB 192 GB 192 GB 192 GB 192 GB - - - - - -
Flash Memory 600 GB 1,200 GB 1,200 GB 2,400 GB 1,200 GB 2,200 GB 4,400 GB 600 GB 1,200 GB 800
1,200 GB - 1,600 GB
Storage Capacity
Raw Capacity 22 TB 33 TB 16 TB 24 TB 16 TB 11 TB 4.4 TB 26 TB 39 TB 20 TB 18 TB 72 TB 64 TB
Typical Usable Capacity with Compression only
[Note 1]
2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X 2X
Typical Usable Capacity with Compression & De-duplication
[Note 2]
3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X 3-5X
Form Factor (Rack Units) 3U 3U 3U 3U 2U 2U 2U 3U 3U 2U 2U 4U 4U
Weight (Lbs) 102 102 102 102 96 92 80 96 96 50 47 105 105
Power (W) 535 535 670 670 665 475 350 235 235 225 107 750 760
Network Connections
1 Gbps Ethernet Ports 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 - 12 - - - -
1 Gbps IP-KVM Lights-out Management Port 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 - 2 - - - -
Optional Connectivity Dual-port 4/8 GB Fibre Channel, Dual-port 10 GbE Copper/Fiber, Quad-port 1 Gbps Ethernet . - - - - -
Protocols Included SAN Protocol support (iSCSI, Fibre Channel), NAS Protocol support (NFS, CIFS).
Data Services Included De-Duplication, Compression, Thin Provisioning, Snapshots, Remote Replication, Application Profiles.
Management Browser + SSH + IP-KVM
Redundancy No Single Point of Failure, Active-Active High Availability Architecture.
Standard Warranty 90 Days: 24×7 support via phone and email. Next business day hardware replacement parts. Free software updates.
Optional Warranties 1, 3 or 5 years: 24×7 support by phone and email. Next business day hardware replacement parts. Free software updates.
On Site Gold Level Support: 4 hour on-site support with optional on-site hardware kit.
On Site Silver Level Support: Next business day on-site technical support.
[Note 1] Measured with real customer data in typical deployments – average savings 50%.
[Note 2] De-duplication savings vary significantly with type of data. Real customer savings vary from 20% – 75%. On average, 50%.All specifications may change without notice.

Solution Optimized Storage

Zebi configures itself to optimize memory, as well as read/write caches and disk storage by application. As a backup store, Zebi optimizes for high throughput, in-line de-duplication and compression. As a virtual store, Zebi can be configured for high-IOPS, providing automated backups via snapshots, in addition to providing near-instantaneous restores. As a database store, Zebi can be configured for high IOPS, while simultaneously maintaining a replicated store through incremental data updates. Zebi also provides options for storage administrators to tweak existing templates to further improve performance and latency.

High Performance, Flexibility, Reliability

Zebi’s quad-core Xeon processors, significant RAM, read and write SSD caches provide high IOPS and incredible throughput.

Network flexibility is provided by integrated support for block (iSCSI, FC) and file protocols (NFS, CIFS) using Gigabit Ethernet, 10Gig Ethernet, and Fiber Channel interfaces provide . Further flexibility is provided through the ability to aggregate links, configure virtual NICs, etc.

In-box reliability comes from silent data corruption detection and correction, rich RAID options (mirror, RAID 5/RAID 6 and Triple parity RAID, etc.), dual hot swappable power supplies.

Storage, More Storage, Dense Storage

Zebi is built with enterprise class SAS hard disks in 2u to 4U options so it packs a lot of storage in a small space. Inline variable block de-duplication and compression maximizes logical storage capacity by ensuring that data is stored efficiently. Thin provisioning on Zebi allows applications to over-provision storage while using only what is actually required. Fast and efficient, low disk consumption snapshots and cloning allow administrators to make copies for backups, restores, and mass provisioning of virtual instances without consuming additional disk space.

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