The storage market is noisy. On the surface, storage providers tout all flash, more models and real-time analytics. But under the covers lies a dirty little secret—their operating systems (the foundation of storage) are all the same… built on LUNs and volumes.
But now a new category of storage has emerged—with operating systems built on virtual machines, and specifically attuned to virtualization cloud. It’s called VM-aware storage (VAS), and if you’ve got a large virtual footprint, it’s something you need to explore further. Fortunately this guide offers you (the Visionary) a closer look at VAS and the chance to see storage differently.
When you’re in a buying cycle, calculating the cost of different storage options can be overwhelming—its not as simple as comparing cost-per-gigabyte.
Over the past decade, capital expenses have grown 3x, but operating expenses have grown 8x. That’s a remarkable pace, and so it’s critical to understand the drivers. Read up on the six TCO factors you need to consider and suggestions for how to think through—and even measure—each one.
Countless organizations have chased the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) dream in hopes of reducing costs, while at the same time, increasing control and consistency. Most have struggled. The problem is that storage built for physical workloads can’t keep up with the demands of virtual desktops.
Check out the top seven reasons why Tintri VM-aware storage is necessary for VDI success.
While many storage products wear the VM-aware label, it doesn’t take much to assess its authenticity. If the product’s architecture is still built on a foundation of LUNs and volumes, it can never be fully VM-aware.
Truly VM-aware storage is built specifically for virtualized applications. It provides you visibility across your infrastructure, control over performance and complete analytics at the VM level. If your data center is experiencing pain—poor performance, complex management and cost over-runs—you can’t solve it with all-flash or hyperconverged alone. Only VAS can help you see storage differently.
Tintri storage is specifically designed for virtualized workloads and cloud. If you’re a cloud provider that has built your business on differentiated services, Tintri is built for you.
Leaders across industries trust Tintri. 800+ customers store 500,000+ virtualized workloads with a 50+ PB footprint on Tintri. That includes more than 75 of the world’s fastest growing cloud service providers, who are bolstering their business on a Tintri storage backbone.
Why join their ranks? When it comes to the success of your business, storage is a make or break decision. Read the five reasons how Tintri will make it happen.
You’ve heard the buzz about VM-aware storage. Your peers who
are using it are over-the-moon happy. It’s time you discovered what’s going on
Seriously. What if you could adjust quality of service for
your virtualized applications? Or see across your entire infrastructure—host,
network and storage—to troubleshoot in seconds?
Imagine a world without LUNs and volumes. It’s not a John
Lennon line; it’s all in this book.
LUNs, volumes, RAID, striping and more have nothing to do
with the virtual machines and applications that run your business, and only
result in storage performance issues and management complexity. Tintri lets you
manage what matters: individual virtual machines. With the announcement of VM
Scale-out and analytics, Tintri provides virtualization scale-out technology
that makes it possible to focus on managing individual VMs instead of storage.
This paper illustrates how Tintri’s per-VM management tools
work together with predictive analytics and VM Scale-out technology to make it
possible to scale out storage while utilizing the management simplicity that is
designed into each Tintri VMstore.
Introduction – why
If you work in the data center, you’ve got a full plate.
Your leadership pushes for a hybrid-cloud strategy. Your colleagues call for
new services and projects. And you have to keep your existing (growing) virtual
footprint up and running. Besides pulling you in multiple directions, the one
thing all these items have in common is the requirement to scale.
In spring, 2016, we conducted the State of Storage for
virtualized enterprises study with data center professionals from around the
world. Well, the results are in and we’ve identified a surprising new (major)
pain point and some tectonic shifts in provider momentum.
Tintri Analytics is designed from the ground up to support
resource planning. And like everything that Tintri does, Tintri Analytics is
VM-aware, which provides the critical link between storage metrics, VMs and
applications. Having the ability to ask “what-if” questions and see answers in
real time greatly simplifies resource planning.
This paper explains how you can use Tintri Analytics to
answer important resource planning questions: