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Norwegian School of Economics Chooses Tintri to Support its Virtual Environment

Leading Scandinavian university relies on Tintri VMstore™ to manage over 120 virtual servers, overcome disk-based storage bottlenecks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Feb 23, 2012 – Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of VM-aware flash-based storage appliances, today announced that the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) has deployed Tintri to support its virtual environment. NHH credited Tintri’s flash-based storage array and native VM-aware features for helping them overcome the storage bottlenecks that had previously plagued their virtualization project. The university also plans to deploy VDI on Tintri in the coming quarter.

NHH has 120 virtual servers in production; its IT infrastructure serves a global network of over 3,700 current students, faculty, and staff. Their network is accessed around the clock and requires high uptime. Tintri VMstore is currently supporting NHH’s SharePoint implementation, among other key applications.

“Tintri takes an innovative approach to storage for virtual environments and offers performance that was unmatched by any other solution we evaluated,” said Thor-Inge Naesset, Director of Information Technology Services for the Norwegian School of Economics. “Their efficient use of deduplication allows us to run everything in flash, with plenty of room to spare. Storage used to be a real headache for us. With Tintri, we just don’t think about storage anymore – it’s not a problem.”

NHH, which began virtualizing applications in 2005, was suffering performance issues with their legacy disk-based storage hardware in production. The university debated adding flash as cache to their existing solution, but deemed it unrealistic due to both cost and complexity. NHH credits Tintri’s efficient use of deduplicated and compressed MLC flash in its solution. The university now runs everything in flash, but at a significantly less expensive price point.

“NHH is one of a growing number of customers we’ve worked with in the European market to overcome storage-centric bottlenecks posed by virtualization,” said Marcus Chambers, Tintri VP of EMEA Operations. “There’s clearly a growing interest in flash-based storage across the board, which presents a great opportunity. We’ve built a product that delivers superior performance at an accessible price point, especially compared to the prohibitively more expensive all-flash arrays that have been entering the market of late.”

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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.


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