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Amatis Networks: Visibility Right Down to the VM-level

Why Tintri: Visibility at the VM-level

We’re an application delivery company specializing in converged infrastructures.  One of the big advantages for us using Tintri was the visibility right down to the VM-level, so instead of having to go through four or five management interfaces to find out where a slowdown happens, we can actually go straight into the Tintri, dive straight into the VM, and see whether it’s storage-related, whether it’s latency related, host-related or bandwidth-related.  In essence, fault-finding is a lot quicker, and we can resolve the issue quicker, which makes our customers happier. 

Private Cloud: Outstanding performance

We utilize Tintri in a private cloud environment, on the back end of a Cisco UCS platform, so it’s very scalable from a compute point of view, it’s very scalable from a storage point of view.  The performance we receive from the Tintri devices coupled with low-latency switching is just incredible compared to anything we’ve ever used before. 

One of the big benefits of having all this increased performance is how quickly things can happen.  We’ve delivered this in a very high transactional environment so we’re doing three to four hundred thousand database transactions and jobs would take 15-20 hours before with the previous installations.  We’re [now] completing them in under four hours.

In our environment our customers turn out and destroy VMs on a very frequent basis especially when they’re doing software upgrades or dev and test.  It gives them the ability to provision an application which might consist of 30 or 40 VMs, in a matter of minutes, do the testing they need to do, and then tear it back down again. 

Moving forward with Tintri

Everything is going virtualized, so as a service provider, I see us using Tintri more and more. A lot of our networks, our network devices, our roots, our firewalls, they’re all going to end up in a virtual world soon.  We need something on the back end that can deliver that performance, and using Tintri makes the most sense.

- Alex Fossa, CTO, Amatis Networks

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