What We Learned: Tintri Event

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Recently, FoxNet enjoyed a night of virtual reality gaming with Tintri, a partner supplier of virtualized environments. Attendees learned about how virtual machines and VM-aware data centres can streamline company performance and processes. Tintri focuses on purpose-built design for virtualization and cloud storage.

In an increasingly virtualized environment, companies need storage and data centre options that match this, and all-virtual architecture is where Tintri excels. Many companies using virtual machines are still relying on data centres that are designed for physical server workloads, not realizing that storage products must be VMware to receive all the benefits of VM-enabled workloads. Having VMware data centres eliminates the complexity of physical storage management.

Think of your data centre like a race car.

To get the advantages of virtualized environments, companies frequently increase the storage capabilities of its data centres, but fail to upgrade the data centre itself from physical to virtual. This is a bit like upgrading a truck and hoping it can function like a racecar. You can add new tires and a bigger engine to a truck, but ultimately, it wasn’t designed to race. Your data centre is similar. In many cases, companies are attempting to upgrade the storage of its data centres that were designed twenty or more years ago, and hoping to get the full advantages of virtualization. Ultimately, your data centre can’t perform the way you need it to if it isn’t VMware.

Tintri creates virtual environments that are designed to administer and deploy data workloads for the unique storage challenges companies face.

Virtual environments allow users to transform the data centre from a physical storage site to a highly virtualized, self-service, autonomous model, so that IT staff can concentrate their efforts on tasks that are relevant and meaningful to the business, rather than on mundane tasks.

Businesses who manage storage manually will always find themselves handling storage reactively. Conversely, creating a VMware environment means that it can self-tune itself, and a business’s IT department can focus on deploying its next functionalities.