Tegile Launches “Don’t Overpay for Storage” Promotion
to Protect University IT Budgets

Company Donating $2,500 to College Scholarship Funds for
Every Zebi Hybrid Storage Array Purchase

NEWARK, Calif. – May 22, 2013 –Tegile Systems, a leading provider of hybrid storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced an initiative to help colleges and universities protect their strained IT budgets while boosting their scholarship funds with its new “Don’t Overpay for Storage” promotion. Under the program, Tegile will contribute $2,500 to a college’s scholarship fund for every Zebi™ hybrid array purchased by a college or University through June 30, 2013.

The college scholarship promotion is the latest piece in Tegile’s crusade to prevent schools from wasting limited budget dollars for storage performance they don’t need
to meet their application workloads. According to Tegile, the performance benefits of all-Flash arrays are often oversold with customers paying exorbitant prices for unnecessary IOPS.

Tegile is the leader in providing hybrid storage arrays to higher education institutions in the United States for video surveillance, server consolidation, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and SQL database optimization applications. The company’s Zebi arrays are powering VDI installations throughout the country, including Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Ventura and Mira Costa community colleges in California and a 7,000-desktop deployment at the University of the Pacific.

Tegile is leading the campaign against overpaying for storage with their innovative Zebi hybrid array architecture that delivers a unique data storage trifecta: high performance, high capacity and high reliability at a low cost. The secret sauce in Tegile’s patented technology is a front-end data deduplication and compression engines that reduces the data capacity before it reaches the Flash storage. The result is a radically increased cache hit ratio (both from DRAM level 1 cache and level 2 Flash cache) and effectively increasing the bandwidth within the Zebi array. Additionally, Tegile’s Metadata Accelerated Storage System separates out metadata from the data path and stores it exclusively on fast Flash storage to accelerate every storage function, even for data that ends up residing on hard disk storage.

“Tegile is obsessive about universities busting their budgets for storage capacity they don’t need to optimize application performance, so we’re putting our money where our mouth is,” said Rob Commins, Vice President of Marketing at Tegile. “This promotion highlights Tegile’s better storage solution with a hybrid array architecture that provides cost-correct storage with the price and performance characteristics precisely matched to the college’s database acceleration and virtualization application needs. At the same time Tegile is contributing to educating the next generation of technology innovators so we see this as a win-win.”

For more information about the “Don’t Overpay for Storage” promotion, visit Tegile at

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays.

Tegile’s patented MASS technology accelerates the Zebi’s performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning technology solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than 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 auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualization management features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.

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