had to stay away from technology after being overwhelmed at VMworld last week. Now that I am back to senses, I had to point out the coolest tool that I saw at VMworld. Tintri blew me away from the get go. They were very professional all along the process. They contacted me before the conference to setup an appointment and scheduled demo for me while I was there. This one was important as Duncan himself spoke very highly of the product. I was in for a surprise. Not really being a storage guy myself, I thought stuff will simply fly over my head.
Once the demo began, I could feel my eyeball growing in size almost to a size of a golfball. I had so many ahh haa moments during the demo. I will not try to explain everything that it does as there website does a pretty decent job in explaining what it has to offer. But in a nutshell, Tintri offers a NFS solution that is a mix of SATA and SSD. So whats really awesome about that? What makes Tintri really great is its manageability and the fact that its VM aware and would pretty much be useless for anything else. Yes, each I/O request maps directly to the virtual disk. Whats even better is that management of storage. It has a very simple user interface that enables you to see exactly whats happening on your storage side. You can look at capacity, latency all that good stuff without being a conventional storage admin.
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