Connectria Partners with Tegile Systems for Highly Scalable and Optimized Virtual Storage

Zebi storage arrays provide flexible alternative for cloud hosting customers

ST. LOUIS, MO. (April 2, 2013) – Connectria Hosting, a global provider of cloud, managed and custom hosting solutions, today announced a partnership with Tegile Systems to improve the storage capacity, efficiency and performance of its Citrix and VDI offerings.

With four data centers throughout the U.S. and more than 1,000 clients worldwide, Connectria provides hosting solutions that solve the unique business problems of its customers reliably, securely and efficiently. Connectria hosts the widest range of cloud technologies in the industry for customers of all sizes. With the success and growth of its cloud hosting services, Connectria needed a storage solution that could complement its existing network architecture while addressing the long-term capacity, performance and scalability requirements demanded of its virtualization and cloud computing customers.

Connectria turned to Tegile Systems during a proof-of-concept VDI implementation for a large healthcare company when the number of virtual machines introduced began to tax their existing storage infrastructure and needed to be expanded. By swapping out the existing storage for new-generation Tegile Zebi hybrid storage arrays, Connectria was able to manage the fluid requirements of the healthcare provider’s VDI environment easier, faster and more reliably at a vastly reduced cost compared to other arrays.

“We offer a wide range of services to SMBs and Enterprises along with customized HIPAA-compliant solutions to healthcare and dental customers designed to safely and securely store protected information,” said Rusty Putzler, Vice President of Engineering at Connectria. “When we realized that we needed a different class of storage to satisfy the higher capacity and higher growth requirements of a VDI infrastructure at one of our healthcare customers, we turned to Tegile’s Zebi arrays to fulfill that tactical need. With inline deduplication of 87 percent and 33 percent compression ratios, Tegile has provided us with outstanding performance at a cost per terabyte that is perfectly geared towards virtualized environments.”

Tegile Zebi arrays leverage the performance of SSD and the low cost per TB of high capacity disk drives to deliver up to seven times the performance and up to 75 percent less capacity required than legacy arrays. Zebi hybrid arrays combine Tegile’s patent-pending MASS technology with high performance DRAM, solid state flash, Intel Xeon processors and high speed Ethernet or Fibre Channel, resulting in higher capacity and significantly higher performance. Maximizing capacity, on-the-fly de-duplication and data compression enable more hosted virtual desktops for a lower investment in storage and network infrastructure.

“Whether it is cloud storage for SMBs, virtual desktop infrastructures for a particular vertical market like healthcare or business-critical databases in some of the world’s most-demanding environments, Tegile Zebi Storage Arrays are up to the challenge of resolving growth issues and providing flash-grade performance without the cost of all flash arrays or legacy arrays,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems. “We are pleased to work with Connectria as part of their hosting services to bring their customers the capacity, performance and cost effectiveness they need without the investment and management challenges required from legacy equipment.”

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of award-winning 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 patent-pending 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 Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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