Irish cloud provider opts 4 Tegile hybrid flash storageComputer Weekly #View_AllJune 7, 2019
Ireland-based cloud services provider Savenet has upgraded its storage to Tegile hybrid flash storage arrays.
Key advantages of the Tegile move have been savings in power and space footprint and data deduplication which has data reduction ratios of around 3:1.
It has some Dell EqualLogic iSCSI storage now used as archiving capacity while its most recent bulk storage capacity was on Huawei Enterprise storage with flash caching .
The Huawei arrays had reached capacity and Savenet founder and CTO Lorcan Cunningham was looking around for the company’s next move storage-wise.
“The Huawei arrays are run-of-the-mill spinning disk.
The company has deployed a T3100 hybrid flash array with around 70TB of capacity, with some 10% of that capacity on flash drives.
Tegile’s multiprotocol (iSCSI, Fibre Channel and NAS) dual controller hybrid arrays use a combination of Dram cache, MLC and SAS HDDs storage tiers with a ZFS -based operating system adapted by Tegile to provide data deduplication, compression, Raid enhancements and a performance-boosting feature called metadata accelerated storage system (Mass).
“Under the hood we were impressed with the metadata caching on SSD, which meant a seek time of microseconds and that when you were looking for a file or block you didn’t have to go through a lot of spinning disk,” said Cunningham.
Cunningham said the benefits are a much reduced physical footprint compared with Huawei – “about 50% less” – and data deduplication of about 3:1.
“Some customers tell us that the disaster recovery environment run from our datacentres is faster than their own product environments,” he added.