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Tintri smooching VMware’s VVOLs, vIO and vROPs

Storage contender giving Virtzilla love bytes

Tintri loves its hybrid arrays working with VMware and is enthusiastically supporing VMware’s latest vSphere version 6 announcements.

In this vSphere 6 love-fest Tintri’s VMstore hybrid arrays;

  • Support vSphere v6.0
  • Support the VVOL (Virtual Volumes) APIs
  • Integrate with the vROPs management tool suite
  • Supports VMware Integrated OpenStack - allows customers to run OpenStack on top of VMware infrastructure

Vmware’s vCentre Operations Management Suite gets renamed to VMware vRealise Operations (vROPs) and Tintri has released its Management Pack for vROPS. The vROPS management console can be used to monitor Tintri VMstore systems at the VM level. It provides provides VM level storage statistics, trending and insight to help manage and troubleshoot Tintri storage in VMware shops.

Tintri currently gives VM level visibility and management of its storage in vSphere 5 environments and and above using the NFS protocol. Its had this for 4 years and it’s been a main plank of its appeal to VMware shops.

This NFS-based visibility and control is extended to vSphere 6 along with VVOLs support. Customers can use both technologies concurrently on a VMstore. The VVOLs APIs mean its competitors can now have per-VM storage management facilities and so catch up.

Tintri CTO and co-founder Kieran Harty had a canned quote ready; “With our support of VMware vSphere 6, Tintri will offer a scalable implementation of VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes supporting up to 1 million virtual volumes on a single system to provide unparalleled VM density.”

Tintri is one of the first storage array vendors off the vSphere v6 blocks. All storage array vendors will have to support vSphere 6, vROPs and VVOLs as a matter of course; these just became instant essential box-tick items for all bids into VMware shops. ®

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