Tintri VMstore Review

The compression / deduplication numbers they advertise are probably accurate for a pure-VDI environment. In a mixed-workload environment, you numbers will definitely vary.


Valuable Features

The insight into details such as latency at the VM level (disk, host, and network) is unmatched. At a quick glance you can significantly cut down troubleshooting time and quickly identify bottlenecks.

Improvements to My Organization

Almost no time is spent on maintaining storage. Since LUNs are no longer part of the storage infrastructure, there is no need to worry about performance, LUNs filling up, or optimizing snapshots.

Room for Improvement

None come to mind; the unit was a breeze to setup and I haven't come across any sort of setup issues at all.

Deployment Issues

No.

Stability Issues

No.

Scalability Issues

No.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Excellent.

Technical Support:

Excellent.

Previous Solutions

We were using a NetApp, however its performance was severely lacking and we required a larger storage footprint.

Initial Setup

Extremely simple - you are prompted for a management IP to get things going, and then via a web GUI you can add your vCenter hosts. After you add the datastores to your hosts, you are done - not paritioning, no RAID groups, etc.

Implementation Team

Implemented in-house.

Other Solutions Considered

We were considering options from NetApp, Dell, HP, and Nutanix.

Other Advice

The compression / deduplication numbers they advertise are probably accurate for a pure-VDI environment. In a mixed-workload environment, you numbers will definitely vary.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Enterprise Architech at UC IrvineReal User

We used 1.7x space saving instead of the 2.4x Tintri says which as you say seems reliant on VDI. The clone technology is great unless you already have 800 VMs which are not clones.

22 June 15
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