Tintri VMstore™ is designed from the ground up for virtualized environments and the cloud. Global enterprises have deployed hundreds of thousands of VMs on Tintri storage systems, supporting business critical applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, SAP, VDI, and Active Directory.
Tintri is optimized for superior performance and reliability in Hyper-V environments. With native Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 and integration with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Tintri enables key capabilities for enterprise workloads such as Transparent Failover and High Availability (HA). Choose Tintri and bring the benefits of performance, manageability and value to your Microsoft Hyper-V deployments today.
Visibility — Root cause latency across storage, host, network and hypervisor
Actionable — Real-time, per-VM analytics and historical data to troubleshoot and resolve issues
Automation — Set and forget, end-toend via PowerShell and REST API
Per-VM isolation, VM-level QoS with max and min IOPS guarantee
<1ms latency with all-flash and predictable performance even at high loads
No more over-provisioning – fully utilize capacity and curb the VM sprawl
Concurrency — Multi-hypervisors running on the same box, at the same time
Scale — Up to 32 VMstores and over 100,000 VMs with one single pane of glass
Integration With ODX
To simplify deployment, Tintri supports auto-discovery of hosts. Tintri also offers VM-level visibility and control, which dramatically enhances user experience when virtualizing mission-critical Microsoft enterprise applications and helps accelerate private cloud deployments. You can easily create Hyper-V file shares and VMs on Tintri VMstores. Windows local and remote offloaded data transfers (ODX) allows efficient and direct data transfers on and within VMstores. Tintri VMstores support local and remote ODX with SMB 3.0 for fast and space efficient VM clones. Figure 1 shows an example of a virtual machine deployed within seconds on a Tintri VMstore with ODX.
Figure 1: ODX (Fast File Copy) Completed in seconds
VM-level Data Management
Per-VM snapshots and clones – with no performance impact – can be scheduled automatically by default. Since all data services can be performed on an individual VM, we can guarantee quality of service (QoS) with no spillover to other VMs. See details in this QoS on Tintri VM-aware Storage white paper. Space-efficient clones are created within seconds on Tintri VMstores with local and remote ODX.
Tintri SyncVM accelerates test and development and simplifies disaster recovery with efficient copy data management, without moving any data blocks over network, regardless of the VM size and with no loss of performance history. Built on VM-awareness, Tintri ReplicateVM supports per-VM replication, reducing up to 95% in WAN utilization after deduplication and compression. In addition, VMlevel visibility and management can help improve user experience and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and private cloud deployments in a virtualized data center.
Ease of Deployment
Tintri has taken additional steps to ensure easy configurations with fewer clicks to set up your Hyper-V environments. For example, multi-channel is supported natively with SMB 3.0. In-flight encryption provides secure access to Tintri’s per-VM data services while Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) encryption secures the control path.
“Running Hyper-V on Tintri has been an excellent experience. We performed a very long test run to make sure we could easily create our file shares and VMs on the new platform. ”
￼Luke Schwingler, System Administration Manager, MetaBank
Migrating to Hyper-V
Tintri VMstore is the only storage platform that supports concurrent hypervisors. You can run multi-hypervisor workloads on the same box, at the same time. This is very useful if you have mixed workloads or plan to migrate to Microsoft Hyper-V without the need to add storage. You can grow and scale your Hyper-V deployments based on your timeline and budget. Tintri for Microsoft Hyper-V supports Microsoft HA applications such as SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group (AAG) and Exchange Database Availability Group (DAG).
"We can move our VMs up to the Azure Cloud and back as needed. There are huge advantages for anyone willing to switch hypervisors."
￼Tim Starkenburg, Systems Administrator, Life Science Innovations