Transcript of "Tintri — A New Approach to Storage for Virtualization"
VENDOR PROFILE Tintri — A New Approach to Storage for Virtualization Gary Chen IDC OPINION Virtualization is the new normal in the datacenter, with virtual exceeding physical in new shipments and in the installed workload base. Virtualization has had a ripple effect on the datacenter, affecting every subsystem, especially storage. IDC finds:www.idc.com Customers want to virtualize a larger and larger percentage of their workloads, but challenges of scale and performance are obstacles. IDC data has shown that on the storage side, managing capacity growth and application performance inF.508.935.4015 virtual environments are the top issues. Most customers are aware that storage is usually the most important subsystem that can determine the success or failure of a virtualization deployment. As most customers have already virtualized the easy workloads, the remaining workloads are increasingly mission critical and performance sensitive, demanding a greater level of storage support.P.508.872.8200 The nature of how storage is deployed is also changing with the emergence of converged infrastructure and the role of VM admins, who hold increasingly greater influence in IT. Support, optimization, and integration with virtualization are already key for any storage vendor today as virtualization is ubiquitous andGlobal Headquarters: 5 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701 USA the storage industry continues to focus on solving the unique storage problems that virtualization creates. IN THIS VENDOR PROFILE This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Tintri, a company producing a storage appliance specifically designed for virtual environments, and reviews key success factors: market potential, technology/solution, and corporate strategy. SITUATION OVERVIEW Company Overview Tintri, based in Mountain View, California, produces a storage appliance that attaches to and is optimized specifically for virtualized environments. Founded in 2008, Tintri launched out of stealth mode in March 2011. Tintri is VC funded, having completed a Series C round, with a total of $35 million raised to date. The company employs around 55 people, with engineering being the largest group. It has a small marketing team and is growing the sales team rapidly, as Filing Information: December 2011, IDC #232129, Volume: 1 Storage Solutions: Storage and Virtualized Environments: Vendor Profile