Tintri rolls out new virtual storage OS, covers hypervisor bases

Tintri, a specialist in storage systems for virtualization, is expanding its support beyond VMware to Red Hat and Microsoft.

Virtualizing the Enterprise: An overview

Virtualizing the Enterprise: An overview

Server, storage, network, desktop and application virtualization allows the creation of flexible, scalable, manageable and secure IT infrastructure that utilises the underlying hardware to maximum efficiency. Some of these technologies are in the early stages of development while others are mature and widely deployed.

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Tintri, which makes storage systems for virtualized datacenters and cloud deployments, rolled out a series of updates designed to expand support beyond VMware to Red Hat and Microsoft's Hyper-V later this year.

The rapidly growing company, which has 300 employees and 2013 revenue growth of 115 percent, is playing in a storage sweet spot — virtualization. The biggest pain point for virtualized environments is storage costs. In a nutshell, Tintri's technology deploys and manages virtual machines and then automatically retires them. That ability saves storage and also leads to repeat purchases of Tintri's systems 12 months after a purchase.

On Thursday, Tintri launched its Tintri OS 3.0, Global Center 1.1 and an automation tool kit. Of those products, Tintri OS 3.0 is the most notable because it now supports Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with Hyper-V arriving in December.


According to Saradhi Sreegiriraju, senior director of product management at Tintri, supporting multiple hypervisors opens up the total addressable market for the company. VMware has about 75 percent of the virtualization market, but even VMware shops want multiple hypervisor support. "We can now cover the entire virtualization market from a storage point of view," said Sreegiriraju.

Global Center 1.1 improves reporting and monitoring for virtual machine stores along with 30 days of historical reports. There is also replication monitoring. The automation toolkit allows for end-to-end scripting and can reduce errors.


The plan for Tintri is to use its software — sold per virtual machine — to sell its three appliances (VMstore T650, VMstore T540 and VMstore T620). The use cases for Tintri initially revolve around server virtualization, but expand into development and desktop deployments. Cloud service providers are also using Tintri to provide private clouds.