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Tintri Accelerates Sales Expansion

Company names industry veteran Robert Villarreal, formerly of EMC, as VP of Sales to capitalize on market opportunities for VM-aware storage

VMWORLD, Booth #348 – LAS VEGAS – Aug 29, 2011 – Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of VM-aware storage appliances, today announced the appointment of Robert Villarreal as Vice President of Sales. The appointment is effective immediately and will help accelerate Tintri’s fast growth. Villarreal has over 20 years of experience as an enterprise sales executive for storage vendors, serving most recently as Vice President of EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) Division, via their Data Domain acquisition.

Villarreal helped EMC’s BRS division attain $366 million in annual sales revenue, with 87% year-over-year growth. Prior to EMC’s acquisition, Villarreal created Data Domain’s global sales program, driving more than $100 million in annual sales and over 100% year-over-year growth. Previously, Villarreal ran NetApp’s Top Enterprise Program Office, working with clients such as Oracle, Yahoo, Intel, Wells Fargo and Disney. Prior to NetApp, Villarreal worked for 15 years as an enterprise sales executive for Siemens AG, IBM and ROLM.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such an accomplished team, and at such an exciting phase of their growth,” said Robert Villarreal, Tintri VP of Sales. “In just under six months, Tintri has emerged at the vanguard of the rapidly evolving storage field. Their unique, VM-aware storage appliance has garnered a disproportionate level of interest to date and I look forward to helping accelerate Tintri’s rapid growth.”

“Robert’s track record over the past two decades speaks for itself,” said Kieran Harty, Tintri CEO. “Throughout his career, he’s achieved impressive results for leading enterprise IT organizations. We’re confident that he will be instrumental in building out our sales team, both internally and externally, and a key driving force in Tintri’s continued evolution.”

Tintri VMstore is the industry’s first storage appliance designed exclusively for VMs, allowing enterprises to significantly broaden their virtual deployments. The purpose-built file system offers VM-aware functionality and can measure and control I/O performance individually for each virtual disk in a system. Sophisticated data placement technology combined with inline deduplication and compression allows Tintri to deliver flash performance for all VMs.

Tintri at VMworld 2011

The Tintri team will be present at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas (booth #348). They will be offering live demos of the second-generation of Tintri VMstore.

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About Tintri, Inc.

Tintri is the developer of the first purpose-built storage system for virtual machines. Co-founded in 2008 by Dr. Kieran Harty, former head of R&D at VMware, Tintri brought together leading experts in virtualization, storage and file systems to create the world’s only VM-aware storage system. Tintri is a privately held company based in Mountain View, California with venture funding from NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners.


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