Zebi HA2300 storage array solves common VDI issues related to performance, scale, capacity to deliver affordable Flash solution at legacy storage cost NEWARK, Calif. – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that its Zebi HA2300 Storage Array has been certified for the VMware Rapid Desktop Program for Horizon View 5.2 and has been listed in the VMware Compatibility Guide as a solution that is designed to provide organizations with a way to quickly deploy desktops based on View 5 and above. Appliances included in the VMware Rapid Desktop Program are fully certified, converged and scalable solutions that have been validated for their ability to deliver predictable units of performance and user experience, helping organizations take the guesswork out of VDI and allow small, medium and large-scale IT organizations to get up and running quickly and cost-effectively. This is the second array from Tegile to earn certification as part of the VMware Rapid Desktop Program and one of the first from any vendor to do so as part of the Horizon View 5.2 release. The reference architecture utilized for certification included a Zebi HA2300 and Cisco B200 M3 Blade servers running VMware ESXi 5.1 to host the desktops and infrastructure VMs. Tegile deployed 200 VMware View-based full clone Windows 7 desktops and ran a realistic load generator with VMware View Planner the simulated 200 users performing common computing tasks. The majority of user application interactions had a response time of 0.65 seconds or less – passing is less than 1.5 seconds – and a massive 95 percent reduction of physical storage resulting from the high-performance inline data reduction capabilities delivered by the Zebi array. “This certification is an extension of our strong technology partnership with VMware and our joint effort to solve the performance and economic challenges that come with VDI deployments,” said Rob Commins, VP Marketing of Tegile Systems. “By certifying our Zebi storage array with VMware Horizon View, we are able to deliver to organizations a VDI solution that they can quickly implement, easily manage and afford at a low cost per desktop. And as good as our reference architecture performed, we believe that real-world results can be even more impressive with a single HA2300 supporting a few hundred desktops, helping organizations take advantage of under-utilized capacity and performance for an even lower cost per desktop.” Tegile's Zebi HA2300 Storage Arrays leverage the performance of SSD and low cost per TB of high capacity disk drives to deliver five times the performance and up to 75 percent less capacity required than legacy arrays. Tegile has architected the performance benefits of SSDs throughout the data path, giving every application a performance boost. One-click virtual machine optimized storage creation can deploy hundreds of virtual machines and desktops in minutes, not hours. Built-in backup and data replication via unlimited snapshots, cloning and instantaneous restores keeps virtual machines and desktops protected. Additional information about utilizing Tegile flash-driven arrays in VDI environments is available on the company’s website at http://www.tegile.com/resources/storage-for-vdi-environments About Tegile Systems Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash driven 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.