Press Release

Tegile Helps Northwest Nazarene University Overcome Performance Issues, Failures of First Higher-Performance SANs

Company’s Intelligent Flash Arrays correct issues suffered from spat of hardware, OS issues

Newark, Calif. – July 21, 2015 –Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that Northwest Nazarene University has selected its Intelligent Flash Storage System to provide the reliability and performance needed to support its mission-critical ERP system.

Founded in 1913, Northwest Nazarene University is a nonprofit comprehensive Christian liberal arts university that offers more than 60 areas of study, master’s degree programs in seven disciplines, accelerated degree programs, concurrent credit for high school students and a variety of continuing education credits. The University now serves more than 2,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, more than 6,000 continuing education students and 2,300 high school students through its concurrent credit program.  

Looking to purchase its first high-performance SAN to support its ERP system, IT administrators at NNU chose to implement a solution from Nimble Storage.  However, frequent hardware, controller and disk failures, and OS compatibility issues led to the selection of a Tegile array when budget allowed for a second SAN to support increased capacity needs.

With Tegile installed and fully operational, NNU now has the product quality and performance it needs to support its workload.  The University has increased its initial 16TB Tegile capacity with a 20TB expansion shelf and is replacing its Nimble Storage with a Tegile T3100 to better support its growing infrastructure.

“The big concern when you’re running an ERP system is the number of IOPs,” said Sal Simili, Director of Information Technology at NNU.  “It just seems like we’re not touching the Tegile array’s performance.  Our requirement is 10,000 or more IOPs available and it’s like this thing is just cruising.  We’re barely using it.  It’s like driving a Ferrari at 25 m.p.h.”

IT managers in education institutions must support a wide range of workloads—everything from virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) to student registration databases and departmental research. With each application and end user competing for storage resources, it can be difficult to deliver consistent performance and maintain 24×7 availability without seeing storage costs spiral out of control.  Tegile Intelligent Flash Arrays™ enable the transformation of an institution’s IT infrastructure, delivering lightning-fast performance and high levels of availability at a cost that’s one-third of traditional storage arrays.

“I’m glad that we had the opportunity to help overcome the performance and reliability issues suffered by Northwest Nazarene University after the failures of their first high-performance SAN implementation,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile. “Tegile’s all-flash and hybrid storage solutions are built to deliver the high IOPS and low latency that educational institutions need so they can accelerate applications and provide a more enriched, engaging experience to end users.  We look forward to being a key component of their virtualized environment for years to come.”

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