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New Tintri FlexDrive Lets Customers Expand All-Flash Storage Capacity One Drive at a Time

by Phil Marsden

New Tintri FlexDrive Lets Customers Expand All-Flash Storage Capacity One Drive at a Time

Organizations simply insert drives and click-to-expand storage capacity

Exciting news for Tintri customers, and potential costomers alike,

Tintri, a leading player in  enterprise storage solutions have announced this morning an exciting development allowing much more granular and affordable storage for enterprises.

Traditionally when an enterprise requires more storage for their cloud platform they would have to purchase large expensive storage arrays in order to seamlessly expand their storage capacity, and typically they would have to buy more storage than required to fill their requirements,  this storage array would then need to be integrated into their existing infrastructure requireing additional IT manpower and time.

Now with Tintri FlexDrive, additional storage can be added as little as one drive at a time, existing and new Tintri customers can buy a(n aditional)  VMstore array with a single drive in it allowing for future capacity increases,

this array can be added to existing VMstore infrastructure and deployed in the virtualization environement with a single click within the Tintri Interface, allowing provisioning of storage with their management interface with fine grain QOS controling the input/output operations of individual vdisks.

This ability to add single drives for me is very exciting, allowing aditional IT agility at a much lower cost of implimentation and capital cost for the disks themselves.

If a company knows it can expand its storage at any time IT managers can react to demand and over-provision by smaller amounts safe in the knowledge that additional space is only click away.

This must be the furture of enterprise storage and be very apealing for IT managers.

I will leave you with this mornings press release below:

Tchau for now.


December 18, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tintri, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNTR), a leading provider of enterprise cloud platforms, today announced Tintri FlexDrive, a storage expansion feature that enables customers of Tintri all-flash storage arrays to increase system capacity to meet a specific storage need, by adding as little as one drive at a time.

Conventional storage architectures require customers to increase capacity by adding multi-drive RAID groups or drive shelves. Put simply, customers must buy capacity in bulk, typically purchasing more storage than is needed. This adds unnecessary capital expense, rack space and cabling complexity. And once capacity is added, expert administrators still must create LUNs and/or volumes to contain virtual machines.

Tintri’s approach to expansion is distinguished by its granularity. Since Tintri operates at the VM-level and eliminates the need for traditional storage constructs such as RAID groups and shelves, customers can purchase a partially populated EC6000 all-flash array and:

1. Add capacity in increments as little as one drive—inserting the drive(s) into any available disk slot
2. Click a single “expand” button in the Tintri interface
3. Gain immediate access to new capacity and deploy virtual machines without any further configuration

This entire process requires no additional rack space or cabling, is completely non-disruptive and takes only a few minutes. Tintri FlexDrive allows customers to purchase capacity in exact relation to need and requires no expertise to deploy.

“We have made yet another storage process far simpler and more cost effective,” said Kieran Harty, CTO and co-founder of Tintri. “The introduction of larger flash drives means that a single drive equates to potentially dozens of TBs, reducing the need to add an entire shelf of flash. Tintri FlexDrive changes the way customers should expect to expand capacity—don’t deal with the cost and complexity of multiple drives or shelves when you can add capacity in proportion to business need.”

Tintri makes it simple for customers to anticipate their need for capacity—Tintri Analytics predicts resource requirements up to 18 months into the future. And now Tintri has incorporated an expansion estimator into its standard user interface so that users can model the impact of adding drives. The estimator uses historical system workload profiles to guide customers to the number of extra drives required, so they can add the best number to meet target capacity.

Tintri FlexDrive software for EC6000 systems will be included at no charge to customers with current support contracts via the Tintri OS 4.4.1 release available later this month.

Tintri VM Scale-out

Tintri FlexDrive complements Tintri’s existing approach to scale-out. In May 2016, the company announced VM Scale-out technology. When a customer adds a Tintri system to their footprint, it is treated as a single, federated pool; Tintri automatically optimizes the placement of every individual virtual machine across the newly expanded footprint.

About Tintri

Tintri (NASDAQ: TNTR) offers an enterprise cloud infrastructure built on a public-cloud like web services architecture and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds—to build agile development environments for cloud native applications and to run mission critical enterprise applications. Tintri enables users to guarantee the performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks to reduce operating expenses, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and predict an organization’s needs to scale—the underpinnings of a modern data center. That’s why leading cloud service providers and enterprises, including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, United Healthcare and 20% of the Fortune 100, trust Tintri with enterprise cloud.

For more information, visit www.tintri.com and follow us on Twitter: @Tintri.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements concerning new products and products features and the expected availability and performance of our products. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and instead are based on our current expectations, estimates, opinions, and beliefs. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements depends upon future events, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that may cause these statements to be inaccurate and cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements, including risks detailed in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 and our latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that have been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or subsequent events or circumstances.

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