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Liongate Deploys Mission Critical Virtualized Applications on Tintri VM-aware Storage Appliance

Leading investment management firm runs virtual infrastructure on Tintri for cost-effective and reliable storage performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 19, 2012 – Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of purpose-built, VM-aware storage appliances, today announced that Liongate Capital Management, a leading global investment management firm, has successfully deployed all of its production server virtual machines (VMs) on Tintri at one of its global data centers. Liongate chose Tintri to support mission-critical applications including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint, among others, after evaluating a number of storage options. Liongate has four offices worldwide and manages over U.S. $3 billion in capital assets.

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Liongate had previously employed a mix of traditional Fibre Channel and iSCSI block storage systems to support their virtual environment, but ran in to challenges as they began virtualizing more production applications. “The performance of our existing storage simply could not keep up with the demands of our virtual infrastructure,” said Dustin Mommen, Systems Manager for Liongate Capital Management. “At peak times, one busy application could bring the storage to its knees.”

By replacing several storage arrays with a single Tintri VMstore appliance, Liongate eliminated the storage performance issues and dramatically simplified storage management. Additionally, Tintri provided significantly enhanced metrics by allowing Liongate to monitor and troubleshoot performance on a per-VM basis.

“The Tintri T540 storage appliance is a perfect fit for our virtual infrastructure,” said Mommen. “It delivers the performance we need with ample room to spare for future growth in our virtual infrastructure. What’s more, we have been able to drastically improve the level of insight we have into our virtual deployment for much more efficient troubleshooting.”

“The problem Liongate faced – improving storage performance for increasingly virtualized workloads – is common one that we’ve solved for a number of customers in the financial services industry,” said Kieran Harty, Tintri CEO. “It has become abundantly clear that general purpose arrays can be cumbersome to the performance of mission critical applications in a virtualized environment. The Tintri approach dramatically simplifies the storage infrastructure and delivers flash-based performance specifically designed to help customers like Liongate take full advantage of virtualization.”

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About Tintri, Inc.

Designed from the ground-up for flash and virtualization, Tintri’s VM-aware storage appliance delivers flash performance at disk prices with intuitive management specifically for VMs. Customers such as Digital Chocolate, iPass, and TIBCO have simplified storage management, increased performance and achieved ROI in as little as 60 days with Tintri for both virtual server and desktop environments. Tintri was co-founded by Dr. Kieran Harty, who was formerly the EVP of Engineering at VMware. Tintri’s team also includes senior leaders from Citrix, Data Domain, Google, NetApp and Riverbed. Tintri is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA, with sales offices in Europe and Asia.

About Liongate Capital Management

Liongate Capital Management is an investment management and research firm specializing in portfolios of hedge funds, and targets high absolute returns in any market environment. In addition to the London, U.K. office, Liongate has offices in New York, Zurich and Dubai.

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