>> Commins flashed us a screenshot of a slide comparing a Tegile 75,000 IOPS and a NetApp 75,000 IOPS array config. The NetApp array cost $475,000 list (plus $300,000 for the software) while Tegile's was list-priced at $100,000, including software. It needed 97 per cent fewer rack units and used 90 per cent less power than the NetApp system, according to the slide.
Would love to see this. I suspect Tegile is as always using a ridiculous comparison like the last generation high-end FAS6080 with the full suite of software and slowest possible disks. I don't even know why anyone bothers with them anymore -- they are picking fights they know they can't win (first with Nimble, now with Netapp). From all I read I am concluding it is a ZFS+HW packaging exercise -- no more. What's the unique value of them versus other ZFS vendors?