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William Woods University Chooses Tintri for VDI

University lightens IT management load and improves server and storage performance with VM-aware storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 13, 2013 – Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of storage for virtualization and cloud environments, today announced that William Woods University has successfully deployed Tintri VMstore to support its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), along with a portion of their virtualized servers. The university, which serves more than 3,300 students and faculty, had previously relied on a legacy, general-purpose storage system, but ran into significant performance and management issues when they began implementing VDI.

After evaluating a number of alternatives, William Woods chose Tintri. William Woods reported that the Tintri per-VM insight, support and price point, as well as the superior VDI performance it enabled, were all major factors in their purchase decision, and noted that the all-flash vendors they looked at were all much more expensive. Additionally, William Woods was able to configure its Tintri system in just 36 seconds, compared to two-and-a-half hours and more for other systems it tested.

“Time is always tight for our IT team; everyone here wears multiple hats and we need products that are extremely efficient and need minimal administrative overhead,” said Steven Goodson, network administrator for William Woods. “The Tintri rich feature set makes it extremely easy to use and troubleshoot, which saves my team invaluable time. Whenever we have an issue with a vDisk or VM, we go to Tintri and can pinpoint the problem in seconds – it’s essentially zero management storage.”

Tintri also reduced reboot time by 50% for William Woods. Previously, lengthy reboot times were one of the most frequently cited complaints from end users. The IT team can also upgrade firmware during production hours with Tintri, which was previously impossible with the university’s prior SAN solution.

“As more organizations begin to virtualize their infrastructure, they are faced with storage complexities that drain administrator time and suffer performance degradation,” said Geoff Stedman, vice president of marketing for Tintri. “Tintri eliminates both administrative and performance problems by managing storage at the VM level and automatically ensuring that every VM has optimal resources.”

For more information about how Tintrí storage makes VDI more efficient and cost-effective, please visit www.tintri.com/solutions/vdi.

William Woods and Tintrí at VMworld 2013!

Steven Goodson of William Woods will be joining Tintrí at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco on Tuesday, August 27 at 1:45 PM PT. Interested individuals can visit the Zero Management Storage Theater in booth 1705 on the expo floor to learn more about how William Woods is using Tintrí and interact with Steven after his presentation.

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Tintri Zero Management Storage™ helps IT organizations eliminate storage complexity and minimize costs for their virtualized environments. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud, Tintri addresses the mismatch between storage and virtualization with the industry’s first VM-Aware Storage architecture.  Tintri VMstore improves performance by as much as 10x, makes virtualization predictable and enables higher IT productivity—all while slashing costs. Production-proven in hundreds of global enterprises, Tintri helps customers such as AMD, F5 Networks and Kawasaki Motors maximize their virtualization investments.

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