Tintri

Tintri VMstore Review
We purchased it and currently use it for our Hyper-V environment.

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Valuable Features:

The overall speed/performance of the system is critically valuable for us and the analytical data is extremely helpful for minimizing troubleshooting time for any VMs experiencing issues.

This product was purchased for our MS Hyper-V 2012 R2 environment and allowed us to build out a clustered configuration that we have never been able to have due to previously unreliable equipment. At the time we were having severe disk latency issues and realized that we needed an all Flash or Hybrid flash and SATA array. The unit we purchased is a Hybrid unit, although at first we were skeptical it would provide the same performance as an all Flash Array, yet it has far surpassed all expectations. Detailed reporting with the ability to see reports from the hypervisor are very helpful.

Improvements to My Organization:

Immediately upon installation we benefited from a 5x speed/performance increase in the overall system for all of our VMs migrated to the unit from an old unreliable Synology storage unit.

Use of Solution:

We currently continue to use our Tintri for our Hyper-V environment and will purchase another unit once we have the need for expansion.

Deployment Issues:

We had no issues with deployment as it was deployed within an hour.

Stability Issues:

The unit remains extremely stable

Scalability Issues:

We currently only have one device, but will scale when needed

Customer Service:

The customer service is excellent and second to none!

Technical Support:

Only issue experienced was due to administrative error with respect to Active Directory connectivity.

Previous Solutions:

Synology unit that was replaced did not have de-dupe or have any other feature like the Tintri does.

Initial Setup:

    Rack the unit
    Plug in power and network.
    Assign an IP via the cli.
    Login via a web interface and complete the set-up.
    Load the needed module on each hyper-visor.
    Mount the storage.

Implementation Team:

Single IT Administrator

ROI:

The ROI for us is expected to be just under 3 years

Cost and Licensing Advice:

Compared to other products in the same area, very cost effective. Licensing is not a factor as there are no additional license costs.

Other Solutions Considered:

Dell, NetApp, HP

Other Advice:

A lot of people get spooked by the word hybrid, but the performance is truly impressive and well worth considering.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

3 Comments

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Chris ChilderhoseReal UserTOP REVIEWERELITE SQUAD

Nice review. Interesting to read about other flash arrays people use.

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Thanks Chris! Glad to see others enjoying the outstanding Tintri solutions...

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Orlee GillisCommunity Mgr

Chris and Donald, I think you may find this review on Tintri VMstore useful:

https://www.itcentralstation.com/product_reviews/tintri-vmstore-review-35119-by-keith-pratola

Like (0)28 September 16
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