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Real User
Team Lead,Enterprise Software - Infrastructure at BlackBerry
May 10 2018

What do you think of Tintri VMstore?

Tintri's VM-aware storage appliances combined with their intuitive management tools has given us the ability to quickly and easily understand, manage and troubleshoot storage at the granularity of a VM\vDisk.   Appliance performance has exceeded expectations allowing us to migrate more demanding workloads without concern while increasing the responsiveness and throughput of those applications.  Going forward we would like to see tighter integration with vSphere to enable the use of tags and other meta data for use in QoS and other management and reporting functions. Tintri truly delivers a setup and forget storage solution that allows us to focus on our primary business instead of managing complicated storage platforms. Supported with the release and continual improvement of Tintri…
Real User
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Dedupe * VAAI * The deep dive analysis of performance for each VM

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to increase productivity of our small team by moving away from LUNs and simplifying management of our backend storage.

What needs improvement?

Integration of all the interfaces: * For each Tintri * For the global centre management * Analytics The interfaces are all great, but if all the functionality were built… more»

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

Scope your needs properly and buy the right model. Leverage your pre-sales team for help.

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

We were using a hyper-converged solution that wasn't scaling with our limited budget and space.

What other advice do I have?

* Test the sales pitch * Do a PoC * Push the box to the limits of your environment and see for yourself

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Nimble and Nutanix.
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Consultant
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 25 2017

What do you think of Tintri VMstore?

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…
Vendor
Senior Network/Systems Engineer with 51-200 employees
Aug 22 2016

What do you think of Tintri VMstore?

Improvements to My Organization

No longer need to manage multiple LUNs and try to balance out storage allocation. Performance has been great with no issues seen on storage since moving from NetApp. We were constantly troubleshooting what was causing bottlenecks with NetApp with the VMStore they give you great insight to the network, storage, or host allowing you great insight of performance at the VM level.

Valuable Features

Performance, cost, and ease of storage management.

Room for Improvement

Always could be cheaper! : )

Stability Issues

Not yet.

Scalability Issues

Not yet.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: Good. Technical Support: Top notch. Very responsive and knowledgeable.
Consultant
Virtualization Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 21 2016

What do you think of Tintri VMstore?

Valuable Features:

- Visibility in latency - Speed

Improvements to My Organization:

Faster deployment and more responsive VDI environment. What I meant is that by leveraging Tintri and their VAAI plugin we cut deployment and recompose times in Horizon View. We have increased responsiveness because the smart caching in VMStore allows us to achieve flash like performance for the VDI environment because mostly the same data is accessed.

Room for Improvement:

Synchronous Replication
Vendor
Unix System Administrator at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Aug 17 2016

What is most valuable?

The feature I like the most is SyncVM. With a few clicks, you can restore a VM from an existing snapshot, and if you have Tintri OS 4, you can attach the snapshot as a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

VMStore does the job very well. I was a bit curious about how this box could perform like the big names, but after the POC, I was very impressed! It has simplicity… more»

What needs improvement?

iSCSI could be a nice add-on. Dedupe is a nice to have! At this moment, compression does a very good job, but I'm sure dedupe could be the next big thing for VMStore.

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

You pay for what you get. You will have the performance you need and you will not be disappointed at all! About licensing, you get the essential options for the smaller… more»

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

We used Hitachi VSP, but the support renewal is very costly. We got good feedback with the first contact with the Tintri sales team and we did a POC right after that!

What other advice do I have?

Tintri has the best solution in the storage world. Virtualization and storage is a good match and they are always adding new stuff with each new firmware release. I don't… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Tegile because they offer multiple protocols (iSCSI, NFS, SMB, etc.), but their replication process is very disappointing. Tintri is the best for a VMWare… more»
Robert Harrison
Real User
Server Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 03 2016

What is most valuable?

The ease and use and the great performance are why we went with our 2nd Tintri VMstore. Tintri arrays are cheaper then other vendors while still providing an excellent level of performance.

How has it helped my organization?

I no longer have to think about our storage or managing it. Tintri solved all those problems for us while improving performance.

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to add more storage capacity to our 2 units down the road with out buying an additional seprate array. I hear that their newer models may solve that issue though.
ServStorAdm8948
Real User
Server & Storage Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The overall speed of the system is the main feature that is valuable for us. The metrics and analytics it provided is great also. This product was purchased for our VMware… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The SAN was purchased for our VDI environment. As soon as we put it in place, we noticed a threefold speed increase in the overall system. It has greatly improved the… more»

What needs improvement?

On the physical side, I would suggest adding a light to each of the controllers that would indicate which is the active and with is the passive. On the software side, I… more»

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

Compared to other products in the same area, it's cost effective. The price is the price and is reasonable for the class of storage. Licensing is not a factor as there are… more»

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

We have an all Flash Equallogic unit and the Tintri is much faster. The Equallogic also does not de-dupe the data or have any other feature like the Tintri does.

What other advice do I have?

A lot of people get spooked by the word hybrid. Don't be. This thing is a hybrid but has all-flash speed.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In addition to Tintri we also did a proof of concept on Pure Storage. While the Pure Storage was slightly faster it was 40% more expensive and provided 70% less useable… more»
Raffaello Poltronieri
Real User
Cloud Solutions Architect at Clouditalia Telecomunicazioni
Dec 02 2015

What is most valuable?

Rack space, compression, ease of use, IOPS and latency performances, vSphere integration, centralized control

How has it helped my organization?

Much more time available for other project, new items to put into our catalogue to offer our customers

What needs improvement?

Integration with Commvault for native storage snapshots

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

The cost could be the same as traditional vendors, but the product is totally superior.

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

Yes, we had NetApp FAS: switched because of performance but, worst at all, support cost after the first 3 years. Unsusteinable and with no justification

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, all traditional ones from NetApp, to EMC, to HP and Huawei.
Vendor
Enterprise Architech at UC Irvine
Nov 17 2015

What is most valuable?

Speed - the hybrid flash has low latency even at high bandwidth. Performance Metrics - the ability to see which VM is having issues in now only 3 clicks away.

How has it helped my organization?

Since our purchase Tintri has added QoS. While that works great the vmstores are so good at eliminating noisy neighbor issues we have not had to use it.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better integration of the Tintri features directly into vSphere. Some of this is an extensibility issue in vSphere. They need to keep improving single pane of glass management… more»

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

It is nice that we can add encryption later if we need it. It is so common to need encrypting disks with initial purchase to get this feature.

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

We were using NetApp FAS3240. They are older models and too slow. Their OnCommand Balance product never lived up to expected monitoring.

What other advice do I have?

Get a POC. The time it takes to setup and test is so minimal.
Vendor
Senior IT Infrastructure Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 06 2015

What is most valuable?

All of them. Tintri Snapshot, vCenter integration, powerCLI integration, the way you manage everything. Bye Bye time spent on managing storage arrays etc.

What needs improvement?

Bye bye managing storage array, to create volumes and taking care to isolate big IO consumers into the production environment. Huge improvement in creating adhoc labs, pre-prod environments and dev as well, in just few minutes, etc.

What other advice do I have?

I definitely recommend Tintri as a storage array.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we had to chose between Tintri and other vendor, we bought each of them and after running our tests we decided that Tintri fits best for us.

What is Tintri VMstore?

All-Flash Arrays

The Tintri All-Flash Array controls each application automatically, so you don’t have to. Tintri guarantees performance, crunches real-time analytics, and predicts future needs—all at the application level. And with the T1000 Array, remote offices and individual departments can experience Tintri too. Now you can rest easy.

Tintri EC6000 All-flash Array Series Data Sheet
Tintri T1000 All-flash Array Series Data Sheet

Hybrid-Flash Arrays

Conventional storage doesn’t play nice with your applications. The Tintri Hybrid-Flash Array does. Tintri controls each of your applications automatically, so you can spend your time and money on the strategic projects that matter. And when 99% of IO is delivered from flash, you get all-flash performance at a not-so-flashy price point.

Tintri VMstore T800 Hybrid-Flash Series Data Sheet

Tintri maximizes performance for your applications and the people who manage them. With all-flash storage and software for virtualized workloads, Tintri automatically manages each application, so you don’t have to. That means you’re free from decades-old storage constraints so you can spend your time on high-impact projects.

Tintri VMstore customers

That’s why leading enterprises including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, United Healthcare and 20% of the Fortune 100, trust Tintri with storage needs.

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