What is most valuable?
Flash utilization - disk latencies are dropped from 15 - 400ms for our ERP software to 1ns!
Management interface - gives visualization into each VM, making it very easy to pinpoint a problem in the environment.
Automated support - we had a power supply fail and it automatically opened a support ticket, a new power supply arrived the next morning, and, upon replacing the power supply, the ticket automatically closed.
How has it helped my organization?
The end users have noticed a vast improvement in performance with our ERP solution. VDI performance is excellent too, helping us in getting the users to adopt VDI.
For IT - we no longer have to worry about carving LUNs and hunting down latencies. We don't have to worry about storage any more and have time to focus on other initiatives.
What needs improvement?
Reduce the weight of the box so it's not such a bear to install in the rack. (More of a joke because I can't think of any improvements that can be made for performance and to the management interface.)
For how long have I used the solution?
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?
It took us longer to mount the T620 in the rack than it did to setup and deploy.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
How are customer service and technical support?
Excellent Technical Support
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Dell Equalogic, EMC
EMC was at end of life and support costs were going through the roof. Equalogic performance was failing to meet our needs.
How was the initial setup?
Very easy. It took longer to mount it in the rack than it took to setup.
What about the implementation team?
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We looked at Nimble, Scale, EMC, Nutanix, Equalogic. Software solutions: Infinio, DataCore, Conducive
What other advice do I have?
Tintri has been an excellent choice for us and the performance has gone way beyond our expectations. We are very pleased with Tintri and highly recommend it.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jul 22 2015