How to Provision Storage in a Flash

When we say Tegile is easy to provision, we ain’t just whistling Dixie!

At Tegile, we know that when it comes to implementing new storage at a company, “ease of use” is a critical consideration.

We know that the smart storage buyer considers

  • How time consuming is it to use my new storage and get tasks done?
  • How intense is the learning curve?
  • Do I need hours of training to learn how to provision my new storage?

Provisioning storage is easy with Tegile

Provisioning storage volumes can be a time-consuming and an intense task.  This is not the case with Tegile flash and hybrid storage.  With Tegile storage, even a non-technical staff member can set up and provision storage.

How to provision storage with Tegile

It’s a very straightforward process to choose how to deploy and implement the devices (eMLC SSDs and SAS HDDs) within a Tegile array.

Our arrays have the advantage of running in active/active or active/standby mode.

  • Most Tegile customers run in active/active mode, where you can create two (or more) pools and attach each pool to its corresponding controller to ensure high availability – among other benefits, which are highlighted below.

Tegile users have the option to create an all-flash pool or a hybrid pool, regardless of starting with an all-flash or hybrid array. This unmatched flexibility enables anyone to respond to application changes from a single system in real time. The days of storage limiting your application deployment options are long gone.

Because Tegile supports both block and file protocols from the same array, you can set up iSCSI LUNs and NFS shares, for example, so you can use iSCSI for your VM images and NFS for your file shares/home directories. This approach also guarantees that one volume will not steal resources from another volume when all volumes are placed in the same pool, such as in active/standby, for example – think of Tegile’s active/active implementation as multi-tenancy within our arrays.

Additionally, you can provision storage for any pool. If some of your applications have specific performance requirements, you can set that up, too. The pools automatically allocate the appropriate performance and capacity resources (you won’t have to manage RAID sets ever again), which further simplifies provisioning and saves time.

We also have a setup for “Projects,” which are common organizational templates that create logical containers for volumes based on their specific purpose – like virtual desktop images and file shares. This approach takes all the guess work out of estimating what performance and capacity your applications require, while also automatically setting up block size best practices for each application type.

To see just how easy it is to provision storage with Tegile, see this short demo video on H​ow to Provision Storage in a Flash. ​You’ll see that when we say, it’s easy to provision Tegile storage, we ain’t just whistling “Dixie.”

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