Tintri positions VMstore as the first storage appliance designed exclusively for VMs, which allows enterprises to broaden their virtualized deployments at will.
Storage virtualization provider Tintri
announced the completion of the second generation of its VMstore storage
appliance on Aug. 29 at VMworld, where it also will demonstrate the device.
Tintri positions VMstore as the first
storage appliance designed exclusively for virtual machines, which allows
enterprises to broaden their virtualized deployments at will. Its purpose-built
file system offers VM-aware functionality and can measure and control I/O
performance individually for each virtual disk in a system.
Sophisticated data placement technology
combined with inline deduplication and compression allows Tintri to deliver
flash performance for all VMs, Tintri said.
New features in the second-generation
version include the following:
- Visualization of VM performance bottlenecks: Identifying and isolating
performance bottlenecks is one of the most tedious VM management tasks.
Administrators will have instant visibility from the guest OS layer all
the way through to the storage layer. They can visualize and immediately
identify per-VM or per-vDisk latency at any layer of the infrastructure,
making it simple to identify the source of performance issues and take
- VM auto-alignment: Degraded performance due to misalignment
between the guest file system and underlying storage is commonplace. With
all conventional storage arrays, realignment requires manual remapping of
the guest file system. Tintri VMstore now automatically adapts the storage
layer to the guest file system without any user interaction or service
- Dual storage controllers: The next-generation appliance
adds fully redundant controllers for high-availability configurations.
Like the existing single-controller system, Tintri OS updates do not
require system downtime.
Tintri, based in Mountain View, Calif.,
said VMstore will become generally available in the fourth quarter of 2011.