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The industry is validating Tintri – Another one comes through

Originally posted by Satinder Sharma on Virtual Data Blocks


The past few weeks have been great in terms of industry recognition of how Tintri has been approaching the storage problem for virtualized workloads.

First, VVOLs go GA, validating Tintri’s approach with VMstore from 7 years back in terms of removing the boundaries around LUNs and volumes in virtualized environments. Tintri then came out with a product that delivered a VM-centric storage platform around 4 years back. The result is 4 years of product maturity (and 4 years of lead) based on real-world deployments.

Now we have Pure Storage announcing an integration with VMTurbo that automates the movement of VMs from one LUN to the other based on various conditions, including performance and latency.

What does this tell us?

  • Vroom! Vroom!All-flash arrays are like Ferraris with the windows and windshields painted black (or 3FERRARIyellow :-)). The driver can go fast, but has no idea where he is going until it hits something (think bottleneck), which is where it needs something like VMTurbo to help.
  • All-flash arrays are fast, but still suffer from traditional virtualization challenges around noisy neighbors and latency-inducing workloads.
  • Pure Storage validates Tintri’s approach of having an analytic engine built into VMstore that doesn’t require movement of VMs. Instead, it ensures elimination of noisy neighbors and berserker VMs through use of dedicated IO lanes and Performance Reserves per vDisk

The industry recognizes the problem with virtualized workloads (performance, management, and cost) and some vendors have approached it with all-flash arrays that address only the performance aspect. Some of the others, like VMTurbo, have approached it with great software that addresses manageability to an extent. And there are some who have approached it with software-defined storage that uses commodity hardware and addresses cost to an extent. All of these approaches give only a few percentage points of benefit over existing environments.

Tintri is the only product that combines flash- (99-100% of IO from flash), analytics-, and software-based innovation, implemented on commodity hardware to bring order-of-magnitude improvements in performance (50x)cost (10x) and manageability (60x).    

Market Approach        Tintri's Approach

If you are looking to implement VVOLs in your environment and want to talk to the vendor with the most mature product (four years of deployment experience) or if you are looking to get rid of manual reshuffling of resources that even all-flash arrays can’t solve, talk to Tintri. We will take care of you just like we took care of other Tintri customers.

Finally, do you want to watch something Fun? Take a look at these videos and see how Tintri helped LUNAddicts stop the LUNacy.

Installation – Tintri Smart Storage

Recovering LUN Addict – Benjamin 

Recovering LUN Addict – Linda 

Recovering LUN Addict – Dave 

Capacity – Tintri Smart Storage

Until next time …



Satinder Sharma / Mar 04, 2015

Satinder Sharma is a subject matter expert for storage & virtualization.  He works for Tintri, based out of Toronto, Canada. He is responsible for evangelizing and helping customers design th...more