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Tegile T3100
Capacity Optimized Hybrid Flash Storage Array


Tegile T3100

Tegile Hybrid Storage Array
Tegile T3100 Hybrid Flash Storage Array
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Overview:

Ideal for Balanced Performance & Cost

Looking for a new class of enterprise storage systems that is faster than legacy arrays and less expensive than all-flash arrays? Tegile Hybrid Arrays feature SAN and NAS connectivity, a comprehensive set of data management capabilities, and appealing economics for a wide range of consolidated and virtualized business workloads. Tegile Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays deliver a perfect balance of data management, performance and economics by providing a flexible amount of high density flash solid state drives and metadata accelerated high density hard disk storage.

Performance of Flash at the Price of Disk

Tegile offers an extensive line of hybrid storage solutions as part of the Intelligent Flash Array portfolio. Tegile hybrid arrays leverage the performance of flash, the density of hard disks and the rich features of IntelliFlash™ operating system, to deliver a compelling storage platform that accelerates a wide variety of workloads in the enterprise.

Fully redundant with active/active controllers, these arrays are built for enterprise datacenters with resilience, data availability and data protection in mind. With Tegile hybrid arrays, you no longer have to compromise between performance, capacity and cost for accelerating and protecting your enterprise applications.

Tegile T3100

  • Ideal for workloads such as VDI, server consolidation and Microsoft applications at midsize organizations or at branch sites of larger enterprises.
  • Tegile IntelliFlash data reduction techniques can improve effective capacity by up to 10x

Features:

Architected for Performance and Capacity

As data demands for performance and capacity rapidly increase, IT departments are challenged to deliver increased storage performance, scalability and capacity with the same efficiency and costs. At the same time application workloads such as server virtualization, virtual desktops (VDI), online transaction processing (OLTP) and real-time analytics are further driving demand for storage infrastructure that can keep up. Tegile Intelligent Flash Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash help IT boost storage utilization and efficiency and deliver unmatched storage savings and performance.

IntelliFlash Architecture

IntelliFlash is the software architecture that makes Tegile arrays deliver gamechanging performance and storage economics. It does this by optimizing flash and metadata handling with inline data reduction.

Traditional storage systems store data and metadata together, with metadata being interleaved with data on disks. Over time, with data being modified, deleted, and rewritten, metadata becomes very fragmented on disk. In addition, traditional data de-duplication also can cause metadata to multiply and grow rapidly.

As metadata grows, it causes significant deterioration in a system's behavior over time. With IntelliFlash, Tegile flash storage arrays organize and store metadata, independent of the data, on dedicated high performance DRAM and flash with optimized retrieval paths. Combined with Tegile's advanced flash-driven caching algorithms, Tegile's metadata handling accelerates every storage function within the system, raising the performance of hybrid storage systems to the level of solid state drives (SSDs).

Up to 10:1 Data Reduction

In-line compression and de-duplication on SSD and hard disk throughout array. This helps significantly reduce storage acquisition and operational cost. Redundant operating system images in a virtual server platform are reduced to a single instance stored in flash. Hundreds or thousands of persistent VDI instances are shrunk down to one single boot image that can launch in seconds.

Data Security

Keep your data safe and secure. Data security is provided using 256-bit AES encryption of data at rest. IntelliFlash delivers in-line encryption of data on SSDs and hard disk drives with unnoticeable impact on performance. Key management required for encryption is performed natively in the system without user intervention.

NAS and SAN from the Same Array

Enjoy the flexibility protocol of choice in how your storage is connected to your servers. No more silos of storage in your data center. FC, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS SMB 3.0 are all supported.

Purpose-built for Virtualization

One-click virtual machine optimized storage creation enables hundreds of virtual machines and desktops to be deployed in minutes, not hours. VM-aware management tools let storage be provisioned, monitored and managed in virtual machine granularity – LUNs, file systems and RAID groups are a thing of the past for virtualization administrators.

Built-in Business Continuity

Take instantaneous point-in-time snapshots that are both VM-aware and application-consistent. For disaster recovery, replicate snapshots to a remote site. Replication transmits only changed data to reduce traffic over the WAN.

Storage Simplified

Single-click provisioning through application-optimized aware templates and integrated backup and replication without complex backend software.

Hybrid and All-Flash in one storage system

Whether you need to balance performance and high capacity with a hybrid array or the sustained high performance with low latency of an all-flash array, the Tegile Intelligent Flash Storage Array portfolio can satisfy any and all of these requirements cost effectively, while providing the same operating software, same feature set and same experience across our entire product line.

IntelliCare Customer Care Program

Save time on storage administration and maximize the uptime and efficiency of your Tegile storage arrays with IntelliCare. Driven by cloud-based analytics and backed by a team of storage experts, IntelliCare enables you to quickly and easily monitor the health, performance and usage of all your Tegile storage arrays, predict future requirements, and detect problems before they develop into component and system failures.

Specifications:

T3100 Dimensions

Tegile T3100 Specification
Platform Configuration
Type Hybrid Array
DRAM Memory 96 GB
Flash Memory 750 GB
Storage Capacity
Min / Max: Raw Capacity 26 / 170 TB
Physical
Form Factor (Rack Units) 3U
Weight (lbs) 90
Power (W) 535
Network Connections
1 Gbps Ethernet Ports 12
1 Gbps IP-KVM Lights-out Mgmt. Port 2
Optional Connectivity Dual-port 4/8 Fibre Channel, Dual-port 10 GbE Copper/Fiber, Quad-port 1 Gbps Ethernet
Expansion Shelves
ESH – 20/25/35 Up to 4 shelves
ESH – 65 Up to 2 shelves
Software Services Included
Protocols SAN (iSCSI, FC), NAS (NFS, CIFS, SMB)
Data Services De-duplication, Compression, Thin Provisioning, Snapshots, Remote Replication, Application-Aware Provisioning
Data Security Inline 256-bit AES encryption for data at rest (available only on factory-installed arrays with IntelliFlash OS 3.x)
Management Web browser, SSH, IP-KVM
Redundancy No single point of failure, Active-Active High Availability Architecture
Warranty
Basic 24x7 support via email and phone, next business day hardware replacement for defective parts and software updates for first 90 days.
Optional See IntelliCare Support Program for more information

Accelerating Reads & Writes with IntelliFlash:

Tegile Intelligent Flash Arrays enable enterprises to strike the perfect balance between performance and capacity. Each array is powered by the IntelliFlash™ software architecture. IntelliFlash gives you the flexibility to use all flash or a mixture of flash and disk. The software architecture intelligently manages the different storage media to deliver optimized performance and capacity.

This technology brief explains how IntelliFlash accelerates the read and write process within a Tegile hybrid array.

Performance & Capacity Layers

Within each Tegile array, there is a performance storage layer and a capacity storage layer. In the performance layer, there's a combination of DRAM and flash. This gives you the high performance and low latency you need for your virtual server, VDI, messaging, collaboration, and database applications. The capacity layer takes full advantage of the evolution in media densities. It accommodates spinning hard disk drives today and is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate emerging storage media as they become available.

Performance & Capacity Layers

Dual-Controller Architecture

All Tegile arrays come with dual controllers. Multiple storage pools can be created within the Tegile array. These storage pools can be all-flash (FlashVols) or a combination of flash and hard disk. A storage pool at any given point in time is associated with one of the two controllers. Both controllers can be used simultaneously by associating different pools to each controller.

In the event of a controller failure, or for live software upgrades, the associated pools can be failed-over transparently—with no perceived outage.

Dual-Controller Architecture

Accelerating Writes

All writes to the Tegile array are synchronous. The moment the data is received, it's saved to a persistent "Write Cache" in flash and an acknowledgement is sent back to the host. Round trip, that whole process takes a millisecond or less.

Accelerating Writes

Metadata Acceleration

To optimize the IO path, IntelliFlash dedicates a portion of the performance layer exclusively for metadata. This includes block pointers, deduplication signatures, compression type, and the like. All of the metadata is organized, aggregated, and remains in this dedicated, persistent section within performance layer. This performance- optimization technique stands in stark contrast to traditional storage systems, which intersperse metadata with the rest of the data on disk. Over time, as data inevitably gets modified, deleted, and rewritten, the metadata becomes very fragmented, which negatively impacts performance.

Metadata Acceleration

Data Reduction

IntelliFlash also performs inline compression and deduplication. These data reduction techniques can not only shrink your storage footprint by up to 90 percent, they also act as performance multipliers by freeing up space in the performance layer for faster reads and writes.

Each data block is compressed and redundant data blocks are removed before they are written to disk. You can choose the compression rate and turn on/off deduplication at the volume level to strike the perfect balance between speed and capacity.

Data Reduction

The resulting unique data blocks are coalesced and streamed sequentially to the capacity layer. After that happens, the data is removed from the "Write Cache" and the process is complete.

Data Reduction

Accelerating Reads

Intelligent caching algorithms keep the most frequently accessed data in the Read Cache, which resides on DRAM and flash. These caching algorithms are optimized for various I/O patterns and dynamically adapt to differing media latencies across multiple levels of cache.

There are two levels of Read Cache in a Tegile array. Both are self-tuning. The first level is the primary DRAM cache. This is smaller and faster. The second level resides on flash.

The array proactively fetches and populates the read cache with the hottest data. This all happens dynamically — in real time using intelligent, pre-fetch algorithms — without user intervention.

In most customer cases, the cache-hit ratio is well over 90%. That means that most read requests are satisfied from DRAM and flash.

Accelerating Reads

Tegile Intelligent Flash Arrays use IntelliFlash to intelligently manage different types of media to deliver incredibly fast performance while also maximizing capacity and keeping your storage costs in check. For more information on how IntelliFlash can help accelerate your applications, check and visit IntelliFlash page.

Compare:

Flash Storage Arrays - All-Flash vs Hybrid

What is the deal with Flash?

Flash is dramatically faster and uses less energy and space than traditional disk-based storage and is perfect for those applications that require performance. However disk-based storage isn't going away just yet and is still great for those applications where low-cost and high capacity trumps performance.

SSD

All-Flash can be expensive but in applications where performance and latency are critical, All-Flash is the way to go.

SSD + HDD

A hybrid flash system that mixes flash with low cost disks is ideal for most enterprise workloads.

HDD

Traditional disk-based storage is low cost but has high latency, low IOPs and uses more energy and rackspace as capacity grows.

What is the deal with latency?

Really important when you need fast reliable performance.

latency

Compromise Nothing

Tegile Systems offers both an All Flash and Hybrid storage solution so you won't hear us taking a stand on one versus the other. We work with our customers to understand their application workloads and storage requirements before making a recommendation on whether All-Flash or Hybrid is the ideal solution.

The All-Flash Solution
Tegile All-Flash Storage Arrays

Tegile All-Flash Storage Arrays

Tegile All-Flash Storage Arrays feature high density enterprise flash solid state drives designed to support missioncritical applications that require extremely high performance at low latency for extend periods of time.

The Hybrid Solutions
Tegile Hybrid Storage Arrays

Tegile Hybrid Storage Arrays

Tegile Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays deliver a perfect balance of data management, performance and economics by providing a flexible amount of high density flash solid state drives and metadata accelerated high density hard disk storage.


  The Hybrid Solutions The All-Flash Solutions
Models T3100 T3200 T3300 T3400 T3600 T3700 T3800
  Capacity Optimized Balanced Performance Optimized Max Performance & Capacity Primary Workloads Business-Critical Workloads Consolidated Workloads
Platform Configuration
Type Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid All-Flash All-Flash All-Flash
DRAM Memory 96 GB 192 GB 192 GB 192 GB 192 GB 192 GB 192 GB
Flash Memory 750 GB 2 TB 1.5 TB 28.8 TB 12 TB 24 TB 48 TB
Storage Capacity
Min: Raw Capacity 26 TB 36 TB 18 TB 26 TB 12 TB 24 TB 48 TB
Max: Raw Capacity 170 TB 180 TB 162 TB 314 TB 300 TB 312 TB 336 TB
Physical
Form Factor (Rack Units) 3U 3U 2U 2U 2U 2U 2U
Weight (lbs) 90 90 80 80 80 80 80
Power (W) 535 535 475 475 475 475 475
Network Connections
1 Gbps Ethernet Ports 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
1 Gbps IP-KVM Lights-out Mgmt. Port 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Optional Connectivity Dual-port 4/8 Fibre Channel, Dual-port 10GbE Copper/Fiber, Quad-port 1 Gbps Ethernet
Software Services Included
Protocols SAN Protocol Support (iSCSI, Fibre Channel), NAS Protocol Support (NFS, CIFS, SMB 3.0)
Data Services De-duplication, Compression, Thin Provisioning, Snapshots, Remote Replication, Application Profiles
Management Web browser, SSH, IP-KVM
Data Security Inline 256-bit AES Encryption for Data-at-Rest
Redundancy No single point of failure, Active-Active High Availability Architecture
Warranty
Basic 24x7 support via email and phone, next business day hardware replacement for defective parts and software updates for first 90 days.
Optional See IntelliCare Support Program for more information

Expansion Shelves:


Expansion Shelves Expansion Shelves
Models ESH-20 ESH-25 ESH-35 ESH-65 ESF-10 ESF-25 ESF-50 ESF-145
Platform Configuration
Flash Memory 1.5 TB 750 GB 2.0 TB 2.0 TB 12 TB 24 TB 48 TB 144 TB
Storage Capacity
Raw Capacity 18 TB 26 TB 36 TB 64 TB 12 TB 24 TB 48 TB 144 TB
Typical Usable Capacity with Compression 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Typical Usable Capacity with Compression and De-Duplication 3-5x 3-5x 3-5x 3-5x 3-5x 3-5x 3-5x 3-5x
Physical
Form Factor (Rack Units) 2U 3U 3U 4U 2U 2U 2U 4U
Weight (lbs) 50 70 70 110 50 50 50 105
Power (W) 225 225 225 675 107 107 107 760
Array Compatibility
T3100/3200/3300        
T3400
T3600/3700/3800

 

Tegile Hybrid Storage Array
Tegile T3100 Hybrid Flash Storage Array
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