Microsoft Exchange Server is the leading enterprise messaging application in corporate space. Exchange 2010 with improved availability, search and recovery functions imposed ever-stringent challenges to the underlying storage in terms of storage efficiency, management complexity and resilience.
Recently, emerging flash based Solid State Drive (SSD) storage has been gaining ground in Enterprise IT. Its performance characteristics meet Exchange requirements perfectly. However, the high price tag and low capacity point associated with SSD prohibits it from wide deployment in performance sensitive and capacity hungry applications like Exchange.
Tegile Systems ZEBI SSD based hybrid array is the most balanced storage solution for Microsoft Exchange. ZEBI leverages the high performance of SSD and low cost per TB of high capacity hard disk drives to deliver 7 times the performance and up to 75% less capacity required than legacy arrays, through the Tegile MASS technology, enabling inline data compression and de-duplication. It does not simply use SSDs as a tier, it has architected the performance benefits of SSD throughout the data path, giving every application a performance boost.
Tegile ZEBI offers exceptional storage efficiency, simplified storage decision and management, resilience with application consistent data protection, and unified storage for Exchange Server and various enterprise applications, lowering the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), improving business productivity, providing better business continuity and service level, as well as optimizing the RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective).
Delivering 14 Times More Mailboxes with Less
Exchange 2010 Jetstress results indicate ZEBI can support up to 14 times more mailboxes than traditional mid-range storage arrays with less cost. Such high storage efficiency is achieved through Tegile ZEBI’s MASS (Metadata Accelerated Storage System) technology, coupled with inline compression and de-duplication, to bring huge performance boosts and capacity savings. In addition, Exchange 2010 no longer supports de-duplication; with Tegile inline de-duplication, duplicated content in messages and attachments are guaranteed to be stored on the storage only once. As a result, you gain massive performance improvements and 75% capacity savings, both of which significantly lower acquisition costs and lower management complexity, as well as save precious data center real estate and ongoing energy bills.