Press Release

Tegile Systems Provides Better Option to EMC Capacity Upgrade for ITA Group

Newark, Calif. – April 14, 2015 –Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that ITA Group, a leader in events, incentives and recognition programs, has deployed two of its hybrid arrays for the same cost of a capacity expansion of its existing EMC VNX 5500.

ITA Group works with Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to advance employee and channel engagement. Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, the company employs more than 500 people in regional offices across the country. Faced with a “truly expensive” capacity upgrade needed for its EMC storage, ITA Group reached out to several hybrid vendors, bringing Tegile, Nimble Storage and Tintri in for what was described as an “in-house bake off.”  After moving parts of its workloads over to all of the arrays for IOP testing, the company ultimately chose Tegile for its inline deduplication and compression abilities.

“The biggest thing we saw was Tegile’s data reduction,” said Todd Volz, Network Engineer at ITA Group.  “The cost savings from that were close to the price of upgrading the EMC VNX 5500.  Tegile allowed us to come in under budget compared to the storage upgrade, which our managers really liked.”

ITA Group reduced their disk space by 60% by leveraging Tegile’s inline data deduplication and compression.  With nearly 500 VMs and another 200 planned for the near future, ITA Group needed a solution that could minimize the impact of duplicate OS data from their highly virtualized VMware environment.

Tegile hybrid arrays leverage the performance of flash, the density of hard disks and the rich features of IntelliFlash™ operating system, to deliver a compelling storage platform that accelerates a wide variety of workloads in the enterprise.  Duplicate data from OS images, applications, libraries, and user-specific applications that are spread across virtual desktops are automatically identified and reduced by inline deduplication and compression capabilities of Tegile arrays.  Organizations can consistently achieve greater than 10-to-1 reduction in storage footprint when deploying a large number of virtual desktops – all this without compromising performance.

“Despite all of the pronouncements about the cost of storage capacity continuing to drop, organizations like ITA Group are still feeling the pinch as the volume of data under storage continues to rise beyond what they have budgeted, especially in virtualized environments,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile.  “Storage incumbents like EMC believe that they have users locked into their existing solutions and feel that they can charge exorbitant prices to expand their undersized devices.  We’re pleased to offer an alternative to this approach by enabling companies to not only reduce the data they have under management but oftentimes improve the performance of their systems at a price less than simply expanding capacity.”

About Tegile Systems

Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualized environments.

Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash™ technology accelerates performance and enables inline deduplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any 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 snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at Follow us on Twitter @tegile or visit us at


Dan Miller
JPR Communications