Press Release

Tegile Systems Helps Egan Company Overcome VDI Storage Challenges

Newark, Calif. – June 30, 2015 –Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that Egan Company, one of the largest, multi-trade, specialty construction contractors and system integrators in the Midwest, has deployed VDI with its hybrid flash storage arrays to reduce capacity needs with ample IOPS for thousands of persistent desktops.

With a workforce representing more than 15 building trades serving virtually every infrastructure discipline in the industry, Egan Company has more than a thousand workers dispersed among its Brooklyn Park, Minnesota headquarters, four permanent remote sites and myriad temporary job sites. A staff of eight IT personnel manage the sprawling virtual desktop infrastructure.

The company needed a storage solution with tremendous speed to satisfy the IOPS requirements of the Horizon View and vSphere implementation; was easy to provision and could self-tune to overcome staffing limitations; was efficient to keep ever-ballooning data manageable; and would work with its existing Fibre Channel architecture yet would allow for the use of NFS and iSCSI if needed. After a side-by-side comparison, Egan Company chose Tegile because of its multiprotocol architecture, fast performance and deduplication and inline compression that massively reduced floor space and power consumption.

“Tegile, I really feel, is storage done right,” said Jim Nonn, CIO of Egan Company.  “It’s given us a lot of flexibility to do some things I didn’t think really were possible.  With their dedupe and compression, we were able to take our storage and make it in a much smaller footprint. Also, with their speed, we can get  our maintenance in the middle of the day.”

As the size and scale of an organization’s VDI deployment increases, it needs a storage system that can keep up with the performance demands of virtual desktops, without compromising end-user experience. With the speed and responsiveness of Tegile Intelligent Flash arrays, companies can dramatically cut down the time required for doing regular VDI maintenance tasks. Tegile arrays provide large amounts of sustained IOPS while being able to handle any type of I/O with sub-millisecond latency regardless of the number of virtual desktops. 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 Flash 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.

“VDI has the potential to greatly simplify desktop management and give end users unprecedented flexibility, however, as you scale from hundreds to thousands of users, it can be difficult to continue to deliver a rich desktop experience without hitting the storage I/O wall or seeing your storage costs spiral out of control,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile.  “We were able to help Egan Company manage their organic growth without adding IT head count while providing the fast performance they wanted with the storage capacity reduction they needed.”

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