Tintri VM-aware storage automatically delivers the quality of service (QoS) applications need without any manual tuning or policy management. This means that you can safely mix your virtual desktops with your server applications and cloud workloads on the same VMstore without causing performance issues. If you ever need to make adjustments to QoS, you can do so for individual VMs, for example setting a MAX IOPS ceiling for a rogue desktop or setting MIN IOPS to guarantee performance for persistent machines. Tintri ensures QoS at the VM level regardless of the supported hypervisors that are running on the Tintri VMstore system.
Tintri VM-aware storage eliminates the “noisy neighbor” problem. Tintri gives each VM its own IO “lane” so every desktop receives the performance it needs without manual intervention. Whether you start with VDI and add server workloads, or start with server virtualization and want to add VDI and cloud, Tintri lets you guarantee the performance of each of your VMs.
The University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business implemented a very successful server virtualization project. Soon after, the College decided to expand the project by deploying VMware View virtual desktops across the campus, enabling students to work on their assignments remotely. With Tintri, the Business school’s virtual desktops achieved better performance than physical desktops at one-third the cost, providing students and faculty with remote access to campus labs and applications.
Scott Zemke, Senior Systems Engineer
Tintri VMstore goes from box to rack to running virtual machines (VMs) in a matter of minutes. As a matter of fact, it can be installed and configured in less than 60 minutes. There’s no complicated configuration. Simply assign an IP address, connect your virtualization management tools and begin migrating or deploying VMs. That is the fastest time to production in storage, guaranteed. And Tintri’s VM-aware storage design eliminates the complexity of LUNs, volumes, RAID, striping and more, so you can manage just individual VMs. That ensures there’s a shared language across the data center when talking about storage, and that any member of your team can manage Tintri without a storage PhD.
PTS Data Center Solutions, a large integrated IT service provider, manages two IT environments —one corporate and one hosted cloud services—both with unique challenges and requirements. With Tintri, PTS implemented one, simple-to-manage storage platform that provides much faster IOPs and better visibility into performance, thus allowing PTS to optimize both of their environments.
Tintri VM-aware storage can instantly provision high-performing and space-efficient clones of individual desktop VMs. Per-VM cloning along with features such as auto-alignment and performance isolation makes VDI and virtualized dev/test a simple, risk-free reality. Need to roll out a new operating system? No problem. Deploy hundreds or thousands of VMs quickly and easily with extreme space efficiency. Mobility, critical in today’s world, is also possible with Tintri. Professionals can access all desktops, applications and online services, remotely and securely, from any device on any platform, while boosting IT efficiency, protecting sensitive citizen data and cutting costs.
Tintri VM-aware storage provides visibility right down to the VM-level—and not just for storage. With Tintri you can see across host, network and storage to pinpoint problems. So instead of having to go through four or five management interfaces to find out where a slowdown is happening, you can go into Tintri VMstore, dive straight into the VM and see where the problem lies—storage-related, host-related or bandwidth-related. Fault-finding is a lot faster and you are able to resolve issues quicker.
Tintri offers unmatched virtual desktop density. Since it is architected specifically for virtualization, a 2U VMstore can support up to 5,000 virtual desktops with high performance and consistent sub-millisecond latency. Your VMstore user interface shows you exactly how much capacity and performance reserves are available, so you never need to over-provision, saving you capital expenses.
And as your Tintri footprint grows, know that you can manage up to 32 VMstores—that’s more than 3 petabytes and 1 million VMs—from a single pane of glass. Assign policies to individual desktops that follow them as you move them between groups or systems. Tintri’s automation ensures you can scale with simplicity.
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (HSC) has transformed their approach to healthcare by taking medical and other services out of the hospital and bringing them closer to patients. Of course, with this transformation, IT had to support the needs of their newly mobile, staff. With Tintri VM-aware storage, HSC now has a secure and scalable storage platform and are able to provide mobility for 12,000 staff members.
With conventional storage
EHS’ existing storage couldn’t handle the spikes in IO demand that came with VDI. Boot storms, scans and other actions left their employees in the field waiting—their very small IT team didn’t have the time to configure, tweak and fix things all day long.
With Tintri VAS
HSC was able to quickly unlock their ability to scale VDI. “We expect the superior performance and ease of scale of Tintri storage appliances will enable us to roll out our full VDI project, which is expected to grow to several thousand users,” stated Henderson. “Tintri is a much more scalable and cost effective solution.”
Unique control with VM-level actions for infrastructure functions including snapshots, replication and QoS make protection and performance certain in production, and accelerate test and development cycles.