Development & Test
Development & Test
“It used to take as long as two weeks to roll out hundreds of VMs for new customer events. With Tintri, it only takes minutes. Plus, the additional VMs don’t strain the system’s ability to deliver high performance once provisioned. Tintri’s speed in provisioning is a huge strategic advantage.”
Senior Program Manager, Department of Defense Cyber Range
There’s an irony in development and test. By definition, the objective of test and development is to keep an organization ahead of the curve—creating new products, teasing out scenarios and operating with agility. And yet, the team’s work is often slowed down by antiquated storage technology—operating in LUNs and volumes.
Tintri sees this as a perfect opportunity to challenge convention. When you can see and act at the VM level, test and development are freed to shift their focus from storage to what really matters to the business—software. Tintri offers test and development less friction and more freedom:
Intervention. Test and development has to halt or slow their software development while they runs scripts and copy data to refresh Dev-Test VMs with new production data.
Continuous Integration. Tintri SyncVM accelerates application development and testing with efficient copy data management at the VM-level in minutes, regardless of the VM size and with no loss of performance history. That means Dev-Test environments can be refreshed with no intervention, fewer scripts, and far less data copy time.
Inefficiency. Test and development environments often have many copies of similar files or machines.
Agility. Replicating and cloning at the LUN level imposes unnecessary bulk—unwanted VMs that are locked up in the LUN are along for the replication ride. Tintri replicates and clones individual VMs—only the incremental block-level changes between snapshots—so you can use your WAN and storage up to 95% more efficiently, and quick spin VMs up and down.
LUN Latency. Test and development often runs I/O intensive workloads, which dumb storage can sequence behind non-critical workloads.
VM-level Quality of Service. Tintri assigns every individual VM its own ‘lane’ to guarantee quality of service. That eliminates the ‘noisy neighbor’ problem and ensures that test and development gets the exact performance needed for each VM. If a floor or ceiling is needed for performance, Tintri also enables customers to assign min/max IOPS setting at a VM-level and to visualize the impact of those settings in real-time.
Virtualization offers tremendous potential for test and development. But that potential is locked up in LUNs and volumes—complexity and policy prevent self-provisioning. Tintri solves this problem by taking an entirely different approach than every other storage vendor. We use individual VMs as the unit of management to release the full potential of virtualization… and the full potential of the test and development team.