Tintri creates flash-based storage products specifically designed for virtualised and cloud environments, and is one of First Distribution's premier vendors within its virtualisation portfolio.
Recently the vendor has been creating a great series of videos introducing potential customers to VM-aware storage and detailing some of the benefits thereof.
Tintri gives storage admins their time back, with incredible management simplicity, and its storage has none of the LUNs, volumes, queuing and other expected markers of storage—resulting in 98% less time to manage VMs directly.
If you’re new to Tintri, then why not check out these four videos recorded by Tintri Principal Engineer, Rose Liu, covering the following topics:
- Saving Capacity with Thin Provisioning
- Using Tintri to Snapshot and Replicate Individual VMs
- Finding and Solving the Root Cause of VM Level Latency
- Setting QoS for an Individual VM to Guarantee Performance
Each of these videos highlights a VAS capability in only 2 to 5 minutes.
Saving Capacity with Thin Provisioning
Save precious space – see how easy it is to identify thick vs. thin provisioned VMs with Tintri, and then set a policy to ensure all those VMs are thin provisioned for maximum savings.
Using Tintri to Snapshot and Replicate Individual VMs
You’ve got a choice, when there’s a VM you need to snapshot or replicate, you can apply those actions to the entire LUN that houses that VM (and many others), or you can target just that one VM. With VM-aware storage, per-VM snapshots and replication is simple.
Finding and Solving the Root Cause of VM Level Latency
When one of your virtual machines is experiencing high latency, what do you do? You can treat the symptoms, or you can play detective and search for the source. Or, if you have VM-aware storage, the root cause is just one click (and seconds) away.
Setting QoS for an Individual VM to Guarantee Performance
Watch how easy it is to guarantee the performance of a single VM. You can set an IOPS ceiling on a rogue VM, or provide necessary IOPS to a mission critical VM. With Tintri, it’s drag-and-drop simple.
For yet more topics, check out Tintri's video library resource.
Contact Kim Hauser for more information regarding First Distribution's range of VM-aware storage, on (011) 540 2640.