Tintri DataStores – A Customers Perspective

Great write up from a Tintri customer……

Neeshan Peters

After having some time to spend with Tintri datastores I can honestly say it is the most administratively liberating storage that I have ever managed, and I use the term managed loosely. First, the installation of the storage array was quite easy. Take it out of the box, plug in your power, management cables, data cables and turn it on. That’s it for the physical part. For the logical side, you have to give it an IP address and connect it to vCenter. Yes that’s it. No LUNs to carve, no extents, no special setups. Not many storage providers can come close to that kind of setup ease.

The hardware is also surprisingly simple. The magic in these storage arrays come from an intimate knowledge of VMware and what the consumer needs from it. That is mostly encompassed in the firmware, logic and higher functions of the array that you…

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