Enterprise storage array provider Tegile Systems, delivering SSD-based hybrid storage arrays for virtualized server environments, has announced the second-generation of its Zebi OS. The new release would provide better and deeper integration with VMware and Microsoft and greater usability through an improved user interface.
Tegile’s Zebi OS simplifies administration and optimizes storage for various applications including virtualization, file services and databases.
The latest software release offers powerful management tools and features that deliver improved visibility into the capacity savings that Zebi arrays provide through data reduction so that administrators can see the details of CPU activity, memory utilization, space usage, network activity, disk activity and the status of other key system services at deeper granularity levels.
In addition to the new user interface, the Zebi OS now features:
- vCenter plug-in that shows Zebi hybrid arrays within their own storage view tab inside the VMware management console.
- NFS for VAAI that expands upon Tegile’s unified storage capabilities to support file protocols within VMware environments.
- Thin Provisioning Stun VAAI feature to allow for better overall utilization of storage and a reduction of storage costs.
- Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Server (VSS) agent for improved data protection
- Ability to collect analytics from server data in the cloud.
“The multiple additions we have made in this latest Zebi OS release truly satisfies our desire to provide deeper, more powerful reporting and management to our customers,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems. “Tegile has always been saving customers space through data reduction but with the latest release of the Zebi OS we are making those savings even more visible to users by allowing them to see what they are saving, where they are saving and how they are saving.”
Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are 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. In August, Tegile Systems closed a $35 million Round C funding led by Meritech Capital Partners with additional investment by original stakeholder August Capital and strategic partners Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) and SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK).
The latest Zebi OS will be included with every model of Tegile Zebi arrays beginning this month. Existing Tegile customers can inquire about upgrading their software to the latest revision by contacting their sales representative or emailing the company.