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Enterprise Strategy Group Study: Tintri VM-aware Storage Massively Reduces Costs

Tintri Inc., today announced results from an Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) 2016 report that found Tintri all-flash storage delivers better TCO, automation, and operational insight compared to all-flash storage arrays built on traditional architectures.

The ESG report, "Quantifying the Value of Tintri VM-aware All-Flash and Hybrid Storage Arrays," analyzed real-world implementations to determine that Tintri storage reduces operating expenses by up to 74 percent. Furthermore, Tintri was shown to integrate better with virtualized environments and provide greater intelligence on operations and issues-additional benefits that could not be quantified, but that saved customer resources.

"ESG research shows that return on investment (ROI) and reduction in operational expenditures are the most important considerations in justifying IT investments," said Aviv Kaufmann, senior ESG lab analyst. "Operating cost is also a reason why companies are considering a shift to public cloud. Our findings show that Tintri can drastically reduce much of the operational complexity and cost from an enterprise cloud."

Based on ESG's study, an organization can save $284,000 over three years by deploying a single Tintri T5000 all-flash storage array instead of another next-generation, LUN-centric, all-flash storage array. These savings can help produce an ROI of 196 percent with a payback period of 12 months. That cost saving is one reason why large enterprises-including more than 20% of the Fortune 100-trust Tintri with their virtual servers, desktops and databases. Organizations interested to calculate potential savings can access a calculator created by ESG for that very purpose, available by contacting Tintri.

The ESG report attributed the Opex savings to Tintri's ability to autonomously manage storage performance and to take all actions-replication, cloning, QoS and more-at the virtual machine level. Tintri also allows customers to see latency across their infrastructure, spanning compute, network and storage, so troubleshooting involves no guesswork and takes just seconds. Most customers told ESG they need less than one hour per week to manage, monitor and maintain their Tintri storage environments.

Chuck Dubuque, VP of product marketing for Tintri, concluded: "As IT leaders reallocate their budgets and resources from traditional architectures to the cloud, they require trusted solutions that can guarantee performance for virtualized applications with the greatest possible efficiencies. ESG's report confirms that our customers continue to build cloud infrastructures with Tintri because they can achieve the scale and agility of an Amazon-like cloud with the control and automation of an enterprise cloud platform."

Published Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:01 PM by David Marshall
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