August 26, 2016

VMworld 2016 Q&A: Tegile Will Showcase its Easy-to-Use, IntelliFlash Storage Solution at Booth 2057

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What Does Tegile Have Planned for VMworld 2016? 

As part of VMblog's live VMworld 2016 coverage coming up next week, we're in the final stretch of finalizing our schedule.  As we do so, one thing is clear: We're extremely excited to visit the Solutions Expo this year and make it a huge part of our plans.  But with so many vendors exhibiting, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your schedule?

One of my "must see" companies is definitely Tegile.  I've watched this team innovate over the years and showcase some amazing new storage technologies while at VMworld events in the recent past.  And I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve this time because they never disappoint.  More about the company:

Founded in 2010, Tegile Systems makes all-flash and hybrid storage arrays that help organizations eliminate storage silos, simplify storage management, and reduce costs by consolidating all of their workloads onto a single flash platform. Their enterprise storage arrays accommodate different grades of storage media-from hard disks to high-performance flash memory. Using patented IntelliFlash software architecture, data is organized and placed on the most appropriate media to deliver optimal performance with the best possible economics. Native support for both SAN and NAS protocols enables you to simplify data management by storing application data, virtual machines, and unstructured data-all on a single array.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Tegile to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2016 event.

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VMblog:  As a VMworld 2016 sponsor, how can people find Tegile at the show?

Tegile:  This year, Tegile will be at booth 2057. We're very excited for this year's conference; we'll have a full team here at the show - including our CEO, technical team and product folks. We designed a unique sized 20X40 booth to host all the activities in the booth. Look for the huge video jumbotron circling over our booth - you won't miss it.

VMblog:  What else is unique or interesting about this year's booth setup?  And do you have a theme?  

Tegile:  Our theme is all about using flash storage to rock your workload, so naturally, we have a rock and roll theme going on. Our events team did a fantastic job with the booth - you'll feel like you're ready to rock a sold out arena. To top things off, we'll also be holding a drawing for visitors with some awesome rock star prizes, such as a guitar signed by Angus Young of AC/DC, and even an Audi R8!

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VMblog:  If an attendee likes what they see and hear at your booth... what message about your product can you send them back with to sell their boss on your technology?

Tegile:  With Tegile, you don't need to consider a trade off between performance and economics for your storage infrastructure. We've worked very hard to develop flash technology that doesn't break the bank and we deliver on that unlike any other upstart. Whether that's a hybrid array that intelligently stores your data for maximum efficiency, or a multi-tiered, all flash array that delivers high-capacity density and dual, scale-up architecture to build an entire private cloud, Tegile will deliver on both price and performance for your organization.

VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth this year? 

Tegile:  Tegile is committed to helping businesses of all sizes and budgets transition to all-flash data centers, without breaking the bank. We don't want to give away the secret now, but we'll be announcing a new product that touches on that theme; a new technology that is groundbreaking - we think it will give us another leg up against all of our competitors and a leg up to companies.

VMblog:  Would you please give readers a few reasons why your product or service is considered unique? 

Tegile:  There are quite a few aspects that make Tegile unique: 

  • Tegile is the only storage upstart that offers multi-tier flash arrays. That means customers are able to utilize both high and low density flash to balance workloads. This makes our flash solution much more economical than other AFAs that are out there. We also firmly believe this technology helps us further achieve our vision of the true, all flash data center.
  • Tegile is the only storage upstart that will give you a new storage system every five years. Our Lifetime Storage program offers customers an entirely new storage system, including the controller and media, every three to five years. Think of it like you would with a car: instead of just replacing the tires, or even the engine (which other companies do), we're giving you an entirely new car instead.
  • Our products are extremely easy to use and well-rounded. We provide native support for iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NFS and CIFS/SMB 3.0 - a rarity in the industry. On top of that, our secret sauce - IntelliFlash - is extremely simple to use and provides top notch data reduction rates, an intuitive web UI, application integration and cloud monitoring. No more digging into the command line.

VMblog:  How does your company and product fit within the VMware ecosystem?

Tegile:  Tegile's storage arrays deliver insanely low latency and high iOPS - often 5X the performance of traditional storage arrays, at one third of the cost. For VMware administrators, this is a boon and it opens up limitless possibilities of what a company can do with virtualization.

VMblog:  Does your company have any speaking sessions during the show?  If so, can you give us the who, what, when and where?

Tegile:  Tegile's CMO, Narayan Venkat, will be leading a very interesting breakout session on how converged infrastructure platforms can be an effective tool to stop cyber threats. We partnered with CypherPath and ManTech to design, engineer and build a model of the Department of Defense Defense Cyber Range. It will take place on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 a.m. at session STO9405-SPO and should be very interesting for storage, cybersecurity and general audiences looking to build an agile private cloud for their enterprise.


I'm anxious to see what the secret is for this year!  I invite you to check them out... Tegile is at booth 2057.  And with them giving away rock star prizes such as a guitar signed by Angus Young of AC/DC and even an Audi R8, why wouldn't you stop by for a look?

Last modified on August 26, 2016
David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, And co-founded, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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