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Tintri Removes VM Storage Bottlenecks for F5 Networks

Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of purpose-built, VM-aware storage platforms today announced that F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, has successfully deployed Tintri's VM-aware storage appliance to support its test and development environment. Using Tintri, F5 was able to improve storage performance within its Product Development virtual machine (VM) environment, as well as reduce the amount of storage capacity dedicated to its VMs by over 75%.

F5 selected Tintri because its flash-based performance and VM-aware approach allowed them to overcome storage performance bottlenecks inherent to virtual machine environments. These storage bottlenecks had previously inhibited F5 from supporting a larger number of VMs for test and development. F5 also cited Tintri's easy-to-use management console for allowing them to quickly and efficiently scale their virtual machine environment to support over 1,500 VMs.

"Tintri has helped us increase developer productivity by unblocking storage performance issues and providing consistent performance even when running 1,500 VMs," said Yens Jimenez Steller, Manager of the F5 Product Development Lab in Seattle, Wash. "Thanks to Tintri, we have a VM storage solution that provides the storage performance we need in small footprint -- saving space, power and cooling in the datacenter and allowing us to scale efficiently. Compared to our previous storage, Tintri VMstore can accommodate twice the IOPS at less than a third of the latency and one fourth the footprint, allowing us to support a growing number of virtual machines in our lab."

"Organizations running virtual machines on legacy storage solutions are frustrated by recurring performance bottlenecks and overprovisioning issues," said Geoff Stedman, Tintri Vice President of Marketing. "As companies from across the board continue to deploy large-scale virtual machine infrastructures, they're increasingly demanding a purpose-built storage solution that can support a large number of VMs without wasting capacity. We're glad to be working with F5, and they're a great example of how flash-based, VM-aware storage can bring real business benefit."

Learn More Today! Interested individuals can read the full F5 case study to learn how Tintri supports their development and test environment at

Published Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:48 PM by David Marshall
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