Tegile Systems and Veeam are teaming up to provide a backup and restore solution that the companies state is up to 300 percent faster than backing up to local disks. Tegile produces flash-driven storage arrays for virtualized servers and virtual desktop environments and Veeam sells a backup and restore solution that optimizes VMware backup processes. In the announcement yesterday, the companies stated they are joining forces to provide an easy to manage VM-aware backup and restore solution.
Tegile's Zebi line of flash-driven storage arrays are designed for server virtualization, which the company states, allow IT administrators to manage more hypervisors at a lower cost compared to standard hard disk arrays. Through optimization by Tegile, the SSD arrays perform 5 times faster with up to 75 percent less required capacity than older drive arrays. Tegile states that their one-click virtual machine optimized storage creation can deploy hundreds of virtual machine in minutes.
Tegile Zebi Storage ArrayVeeam Backup & Replication software is designed for backup and restoration of virtualized applications and data under VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.
"While virtualization offers a tremendous amount of benefits on the server side, its use can add layers of complexity to the storage and backup side of the equation. With both Veeam and Tegile being VM-aware solutions, they simplify the management of virtual machines independently, but when used together, they take it to an even higher level. The combined attributes of Veeam and Tegile make it possible for us to concentrate on managing our business rather than our backup and storage processes," said Warren Adair, the Vice President Information Technology at Donahue Schriber Realty Group.
According to Tegile, when their storage is used with Veeam Backup and Replication software, the backup jobs complete 300 percent faster than with local disk; what's more, restore operations perform 20 percent faster. These results were based on tests in Tegile's labs and comparisons were done against standard disk systems.
"The simple fact is that trying to backup and store virtualized data with 20- to 30-year-old management techniques just isn’t going to cut it. The combination of Veeam's VM-aware backup and Tegile's VM-aware storage is a nice marriage. It allows the IT guys to figure out which VM is associated with which array to simplify management and provide ease of use while ensuring that backups and restores can occur in magnitudes of order faster than local disk," said Rob Commins, VP Marketing of Tegile Systems.
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