Company expands globally, adds over 40 customers in its first year on market
Mountain View, CA – Jan 5, 2012 – Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of VM-aware storage appliances, today announced its results for 2011. After its March 24 launch, Tintri achieved more than 100% quarter-over-quarter growth and added over 40 new customers, including TIBCO, Digital Chocolate, iPass, Northwestern University, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, Mitsubishi Electric Information Network Corporation (MIND), and Biglobe. The company also expanded internationally, establishing a presence in both the APAC and EMEA markets. Additionally, Tintri raised $18 million in Series C funding from NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners to complement its initial funding rounds, bringing the total capital raised by the company to over $35 million.
To help accelerate its growth, Tintri doubled its employee base and appointed several high-profile executives to its existing team, including Marcus Chambers (VP of EMEA Operations, formerly of Riverbed) and Robert Villarreal (VP of Sales, formerly of NetApp). Key channel partnerships were also established with NOX and Zycko to expand Tintri’s presence in Japan and the United Kingdom, respectively.
“Our growth in 2011 exceeded even our own aggressive projections,” said Kieran Harty, Tintri CEO. “We believed that the market was ready for a truly VM-aware storage appliance that offered superior performance at a reasonable cost, and the extraordinary momentum we’ve experienced in our first year of existence has validated that belief. We look forward to continuing this momentum in 2012 by delivering key new product enhancements and further expanding our global footprint.”
Tintri VMstore is the industry’s first storage appliance designed exclusively for VMs. It allows enterprises to significantly broaden their virtual deployments via a purpose-built file system that offers VM-aware functionality and measures and controls I/O performance individually for each virtual disk in a system. Sophisticated data placement technology combined with inline de-duplication and compression allows Tintri to deliver flash performance for all VMs.
The second-generation Tintri VMstore appliance was released in October 2011 – less than eight months after the company shipped the industry’s first VM-aware storage appliance – and introduced key new features including VM auto-alignment and bottleneck visualization. The company plans to roll out additional product updates in 2012, including several more industry-first features.
About Tintri, Inc.
Tintri's vision is simple: everything in the data center should be virtualized. Tintri VMstore, the first VM-aware storage appliance designed from the ground up for virtual machines, eliminates complexity, troubleshooting and performance challenges associated with traditional shared storage and virtualization. VMstore delivers 99% of I/O from Flash and provides provide a cost-effective storage solution for VDI, databases, development and test servers and other VMware vSphere workloads. Funded by NEA Ventures and Lightspeed Partners, Tintri is based in Mountain View, CA and was co-founded by Dr. Kieran Harty, former head of R&D at VMware.
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