It’s been a busy week at VMWare PEX in San Francisco for Tintri with the announcement of the following:
vSphere 6.0 support
VMware Virtual Volume (VVOLs) support
VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) support
New Tintri Plug-in for VMware product – vRealize Suite
VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Management Pack – (technical preview)
Finally VMware has announced the availability of the VVOL API in the upcoming vSphere 6 release. Like myself, I am sure many of you have been waiting patiently for this to happen after seeing this evolve over the past 3+ years. Just goes to show that storage for virtualisation is not an easy thing to get right. Here at Tintri we are planning to support 1M VVOL’s on the current T880 platform. For more on an insight into the world of VVOL’s see the following blog from the Tintri CTO and Co-founder Kieran Harty: http://www.tintri.com/blog/2015/02/vmware-vvol-and-tintri
Tintri support for VMware Integrated OpenStack will allow customers who wish to run an OpenStack environment on their existing VMware infrastructure to leverage both the enterprise stability and features of VMware vSphere as well as the storage insight and performance efficiencies of their Tintri storage. More to come on the OpenStack side of things in the coming weeks/months.
On the management side, anyone who is using vCOPS (now vRealize Operations) and Tintri will have an integrated solution.
The Tintri Management Pack for vRealize Operations exposes key performance indicators (KPIs) for your Tintri storage to vRealize dashboards. It’s easy to install and allows you to have a consistent view of VMs and Tintri application-aware storage. The integration simplifies how cloud administrators monitor performance and capacity. By linking VMs and storage, it also helps with planning and forecasting. The image below shows a vRealize dashboard that includes the Tintri Management Pack.
The Tintri Management Pack will initially be available for vCOPS 5.8. Expect support for vRealize 6.0 in the coming months.