Tintri is VM-aware storage for the software-defined data center. Just as virtualization swept across the data center and completely transformed computing, Tintri has done the same thing for storage. What was complex is now simple and easy to use. What was a performance bottleneck is now a performance enabler. What was a physical resource is now defined by the language of the virtualization – a virtual machine. Tintri is revolutionizing storage for virtualized environments and enabling software-defined infrastructure to finally become a reality.
Our mission is to complete the virtualization story by bringing the same kind of efficiencies and simplicity to storage that VMware brought to servers. Designed from the ground-up for virtualization, Tintri is delivering VM-aware storage for the software-defined data center and fundamentally changing how storage enables a truly virtualized infrastructure.
From the beginning, Tintri has focused exclusively on storage for virtual environments. The Tintri founders identified the clear mismatch between the approaches of traditional networked storage and the demands of virtualization. They saw a need for a more efficient shared storage model specifically designed for VMs. This sharp focus enables both pervasive simplification, as well as the intelligent application of key new technologies such as flash memory. More than just optimized for VMs, Tintri operates natively at the VM level and makes a VM the core object of management within our systems. Gone are legacy storage concepts such as LUNs, volumes, tiers, and RAID groups. Tintri is storage built to speak the virtualization language.
Tintri was founded by Dr. Kieran Harty, who formerly led development at VMware as executive vice president of engineering. With an exceptionally strong team who have a demonstrated track record of success — including key leaders from VMware, NetApp, and Data Domain — the Tintri talent pool is unusually deep and accomplished. This fusion of pioneers from both storage and virtualization domains gives Tintri a unique perspective on storage, unburdened by traditional approaches. The result: Tintri VM-aware storage for the software-defined data center.