Recently, I had a chance to listen to Rex Walters, an early Tintri employee, deliver his “We believe” presentation. His talk outlined the philosophy behind why and how we build a storage system specifically for virtual machines.
The main ideas are:
This led to the creation of Tintri smart storage, which is purpose built for virtualized environments and is VM-aware from day one. Per-VM data management allows administrators to create Tintri space- and performance-efficient snapshots and clones, while WAN-efficient replication enables data protection—all at the VM level. Tintri Global Center provides a centralized control platform for scaling out geographically-dispersed VMstore systems.
Today, I want to share two additional core beliefs:
This was the thinking behind the development of the Tintri vSphere Web Client Plugin and today's announcement of the technical preview of this software.
The Tintri vSphere Web Client Plugin enables VMware admins to leverage Tintri VM-aware capabilities directly from VMware vCenter. Tintri vSphere Web Client Plugin is the next major step in a multi-phase journey of enhancing the VMware ecosystem integration, a journey that we embarked on with Tintri vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support, which enables creation of Tintri space and performance efficient clones from vCenter.
The key pillars of Tintri vSphere Web Client plugin are threefold:
You can view a demonstration of the product:
The software is available for download, if you have a Tintri VMstore and want to give it a try.
We believe that with Tintri vSphere Web Client Plugin, administrators will like the ability to leverage Tintri VM-aware benefits directly from within vCenter interface and will enjoy the flexibility of using the interface(s) that is most convenient to them.
On to the next step in growing the ecosystem!
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