Tintri Unveils VMware-aware Storage System

Michael Vizard

Tintri has announced that the company is shipping a new VMstore storage systemdesigned specifically for meeting the I/O challenges associated with VMware environments.

According to Tintri CEO Dr. Kiernan Harty, existing storage systems lack the intelligence needed to manage the I/O requirements of multiple virtual machines running on the same physical server. The VMstore system, which can be figured with up to 8.5 TB of usable storage, makes use of a combination of Flash memory and low-cost SATA drives to optimize I/O performance.

According to Harty, who once led desktop and server research and product development at VMware, storage performance is one of the reasons that IT organizations are reluctant to put mission-critical applications on virtual servers, which results in only about 20 to 25 percent of the servers in an IT organization being virtualized. The VMstore system, he adds, is specifically designed to be able to be administered by managers of VMware, versus requiring dedicated storage management expertise.

VMstore comes with monitoring and reporting tools in addition to support for inline deduplication and compression capabilities.

Tintri also announced that it picked up almost $17 million in additional funding this week.

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