Tintri VMstore Review

The most valuable features to me are the VM-specific QoS feature, the enhanced visibility, and “noisy neighbor” prevention.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable features to me are the VM-specific QoS feature, the enhanced visibility, and “noisy neighbor” prevention.

How has it helped my organization?

The big benefit to the organization is that we no longer have to worry about a few rogue VMs taking up performance resources on the SANs, which impacts all of our clients.

What needs improvement?

I would love an Active/Active set-up, if possible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We encountered no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We had a couple of issues when updating firmware on the T540, but Tintri support was very fast to respond.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've had no issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

9/10. As mentioned previously, technical support was very quick to respond.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We still use EMC VNX appliances. The switch was due to performance limitations introduced by VDI and VM cloning.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward, especially compared with iSCSI solutions from other vendors.

What about the implementation team?

We used an in-house team as the implementation was very straightforward.

What was our ROI?

It's hard to pinpoint the ROI, but the devices have been worth every penny spent.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Tintri pricing is very competitive, but there is a definite gap in the “entry level” market (sub-$30k).

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated solutions from Nimble Storage and EMC.

What other advice do I have?

Understand it is NFS-only and while other products may be cheaper, it is very granular.

**Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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