In 2008, Tintri Founder, Kieran Harty, had a moment of recognition. Having just wrapped up seven years leading engineering at VMware, he felt that virtualization was reshaping the data center and laying the foundation for cloud. He saw that storage was increasingly becoming a barrier—as its design remained relatively unchanged for decades.
So, Kieran recruited other bright minds, including co-founder Mark Gritter, to build a new architecture from the ground-up—a Lego-like design that allows for every storage action at the individual virtual machine level. While conventional LUNs and volumes require foreign translation with infrastructure, the virtual machines and containers in which Tintri operates speak the same language as cloud.
At the outset, we set some ground rules that seem prescient today. Every aspect of the Tintri platform had to be built as a web service—easy to combine, configure and scale. And every element had to have APIs that would make Tintri easy to integrate with infrastructure and an expanding cloud eco-system.
Now we have more than 575 employees building on our enterprise cloud platform. We have a community of 380 partners. And we’re trusted by more than 1300 customers around the world, including 21 of the Fortune 100, 9 of the 16 largest US federal government agencies and many of the fastest growing cloud service providers. We’re the foundation for the enterprise and cloud native applications that run their organizations. The future of enterprise cloud is bright, and we’re driven to realize our potential to impact this 27 billion dollar market and thousands more customers.
And that has led us to today, when we enter the public market and join the Nasdaq community. It’s the culmination of so many late nights and weekends—of incredible commitment from so many people. I’ll wrap up with a toast to our customers and partners, to our investors and most of all to Tintrians past and present. Today we celebrate and tomorrow we get back to it—there’s a lot more work to do.