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Tintri Delivers New Entry-Level All-Flash System. Adds Citrix XenServer for Concurrent Hypervisor Support. Previews Predictive Analytics

Tintri Inc.,a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, today announced the release of the Tintri VMstore T5040, a new entry-level all-flash storage array. The T5040 joins the existing VMstore T5000 All-Flash series and T800 Hybrid-Flash series to further expand customers' choice of storage platforms that share a common operating system and real-time analytics. Today's announcement also includes Tintri OS 4.1 and a preview of Tintri Analytics with VM and application level predictive analytics capabilities.

With Tintri OS 4.1, Tintri adds new capabilities which include:

  • Support for Citrix XenServer, which joins a long list of supported hypervisors including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and OpenStack. Tintri VMstore is the only VM-aware storage platform that supports concurrent hypervisors. This unique capability allows IT and cloud service providers to run multiple hypervisor workloads on the same datastore, eliminating the need to dedicate storage to different hypervisor workloads.
  • Support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols), enabling snapshots, clones, revert, visibility and statistics all at the VM level through VMware vCenter operations, and QoS from Tintri Global Center.
  • New Hyper-V enhancements including SyncVM File-level restore, WMI Path Encryption, snapshot enhancements, and PowerShell cmdLets.
The Tintri VMstore T5000 series, which now includes the T5040 in addition to the previously announced T5060 and T5080, can store up to 5,000 VMs in a 2U form factor and up to 100,000 virtual machines, 1.4PB of data and 4 million IOPS in a single 40U rack. The series is designed for very large database farms and large persistent virtual desktops, which demand predictable, high throughput and sub-millisecond latency across their entire multi-terabyte capacity. The T800 Hybrid-Flash series, with 99 percent of storage IO from flash, will continue to serve as the platform of choice for most server virtualization, VDI, private cloud and test and development use cases. In the Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose Midrange Storage Arrays report, published by Gartner on October 21, 2015, the T800 series received the second highest product score for the Server Virtualization and VDI use case. 

In addition to the new products announced today, on December 10, 2015, Tintri will host a webinar previewing Tintri Analytics with predictive analytics capabilities. Tintri has always delivered real-time, actionable VM-level analytics in its UI. This data allows customers to immediately identify and troubleshoot issues with their virtualized applications, even those not related to storage, and allows Tintri support to provide proactive assistance to our customers. Tintri Analytics will build on this same native VM-level metadata to be the only solution in the market to leverage the VM Aware Storage insights to provide a realistic profile of your VMs and applications to model growth of applications and additional need for capacity and performance. In concert with the VM-level analytics currently offered by Tintri Global Center, which provides a single pane of management for Tintri VMstores including the new T5040 array, Tintri offers a definitive past, present and future view of application-level performance data to drive data centre decisions.

"Tintri continues to prove that VM-aware storage can do things that are simply not possible with LUN and volume based systems," said Ken Klein, CEO and Chairman at Tintri. "We've added a smaller all-flash system to our line-up to extend the reach of VAS to new audiences and expanded multi-hypervisor support to include XenServer-that's more choice for our customers. And while other vendors over-promise on analytics, Tintri over-delivers. The built-in analytics in our VMstores and Tintri Global Center already offer more control and visibility than competitor's bolted-on, cloud-based offerings; and our new predictive capabilities will help organizations think beyond capacity to also make decisions based on performance and throughput needs-the complete picture."

To learn more about the newly announced products and for a preview of Tintri Analytics, join Kieran Harty, co-founder and CTO, for a special online presentation on December 10, 2015. And to get hands-on with a Tintri VMstore and experience the fastest time to production in the industry, learn more about Tintri's new offer-The Simplest Storage, Guaranteed.

The Tintri VMstore T5040 and Tintri OS 4.1 will be generally available in December 2015. The Tintri VMstore T5040 is available immediately for ordering worldwide. Tintri OS 4.1 will be available as a free upgrade to all Tintri VMstore customers with a current support contract.

Published Tuesday, December 08, 2015 8:50 AM by David Marshall
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