Tintri Expands Analytics Software, Adds 3D NAND To Improve Virtual Machine-Aware Storage

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Tintri on Tuesday expanded its virtual machine-aware storage platform with new analytics capabilities to better help customers scale their storage platforms for cloud infrastructures.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company also supported its new scale-out capabilities with new all-flash arrays based on high-density 3D NAND flash capacity.

Tintri increased the analytics capabilities of its software for cloud environments with the introduction of its new Tintri Global Center Advanced management application, said Chuck Dubuque, director of products and solution marketing for the vendor.

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The new application adds scale-out capabilities to Tintri's current Tintri Global Manager, which allows virtual machines to be handled across up to 32 Tintri VMstore nodes without the need to set up LUNs, Dubuque told CRN.

Tintri Global Center Advanced now allows the capacity of multiple VMstore nodes to be pooled, with the capacity of those pools managed automatically according to workload requirements, he said.

The software also looks at how active a virtual machine is to ensure that busier virtual machines get the extra time needed for successful migration. The software also looks at how provisional virtual machines impact migration, he said.

Tintri Global Center Advanced also looks at the impact of data snapshots and clones.

"When looking at copies of data, migration recommendations will be based on what is the most cost-effective way to migrate based on performance requirements," he said. "The virtual machines keep their snapshots when migrating from one array to another. They also retain their policies regarding quality of service, replication and data protection. It's a very intelligent way to manage the issues."

Tintri Global Center Advanced will initially work in an advisory mode by checking twice a day for potential issues and sending alerts, Dubuque said.

"For instance, it might alert the administrator that next week, this pool will run out of capacity," he said. "This will let the user decide whether to do a migration, and which files to move. It provides a full picture of what to do before the migration."

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