Today, Tintri announced the Tintri VMstore T5000 All-Flash series—the world’s first all-flash storage system that lets you work at the VM level—leading a launch that includes Tintri OS 4.0, Tintri Global Center 2.1 and VMstack, Tintri’s partner-led converged stack. Since its inception in 2008, Tintri has delivered differentiated and innovative features and products for next-generation virtualized datacenters. And we’re continuing the trend with the game-changing All-Flash VM-Aware Storage (VAS).
Other all-flash vendors claim all-flash can be a solution for all workloads—a case of “if all you have is a hammer then everything looks like a nail.” Or, they’ll argue that all-flash can augment hybrid deployments, with the ability to pin or move entire LUNs and volumes.
But not all workloads in a LUN or volume may have the same needs for flash, performance and latency. So just as we’ve reinvented storage over the past four years, Tintri’s ready to reinvent all-flash. Here’s how:
- No LUNs. Continuing the Tintri tradition, the T5000 series eliminates LUNs and volumes, letting you focus on applications. We’re welcoming VMs to the all-flash space across multiple hypervisors.
- Unified management. Aside from standalone installations, the T5000 series can also augment the T800, and vice-versa. Admins can now manage VMs across hybrid-flash and all-flash platforms in a single pool through Tintri Global Center (TGC), with full integration.
- Fully automated policy-based infrastructure through TGC, with support from vDisk-granular analytics and VM-granular self-managed service groups.
With access to vDisk-granular historical performance data, SLAs and detailed latency information, customers can decide which workloads can benefit from all-flash vs hybrid-flash—especially when our hybrid-flash delivers 99-100% from flash.
But we hear you, storage admins: you want to go into the weeds. Surprise—we’re happy to help. Here’s what else the T5000 series can offer you:
- Space savings from inline dedupe, compression, cloning and thin provisioning.
- NVDIMMs, NTB, 10G and more of the latest hardware advancements.
- Enterprise reliability exceeding 99.999% uptime.
- Scale of up to 112,000 VMs, 2.3PB and up to 5.4M IOPs (random 60:40 R:W, 8K) in a single TGC implementation. (These are real-life numbers, not 100% read numbers.)
- VM-granular snapshots, cloning and replication.
- vDisk-level Dynamic QoS to eliminate noisy neighbors and ensure peak performance.
- VM-level Manual QoS to setup performance SLAs through Min and Max IOPs.
- vDisk (VMDKs, VHDs)-level data synchronization across VMs for test and dev or any operations requiring periodic copying of data.
- VM-level replication, backup and transfer between Hybrid Flash and All-Flash systems.
- VM-granular performance analytics with end-to-end latency visualization that includes host, network, storage, contention and throttle latency.
Today, Tintri continues our solid roadmap of business-relevant innovations in storage for modern workloads. We changed the game for hybrid-flash—and we’re doing it again for all-flash.