Tintri Cloud Connector – Long Term Backup To The Public Cloud

Everyone wants to have some level of public cloud backup strategy.  It doesn’t matter if it’s for personal use or business, we are all either doing it, or want to do it.  The goal is to leverage multiple clouds to keep data protected for different reasons.  In most cases Public Cloud Object storage is cheaper than our on premises storage ... Read More »

Tintri Storage vMotion Offloading – VM Scale Out

Storage VMotion technology has been around for a long time.  Those of us that have been around the industry for a while even remember how its original release was actually done via command line.  If memory serves, someone even pre-developed the first UI plugin for it before VMware made it a main stream feature.  Since then other features like Storage ... Read More »

Tintri Enterprise Cloud Use Case – SyncVM

I believe all good things come in understanding the use case for something.  I’ve been a part of building Enterprise Clouds since 2010 and I can honestly say this is something I know customers could have used back in the early vCloud Director days.  If you want to read the SyncVM Datasheet you should, but I wanted to simply explain ... Read More »

Why Tintri Makes The Best Foundation for Building Enterprise Clouds

So I have been putting together various VMUG presentations titled “Laying the Foundation For Your Enterprise Cloud” and I wanted to explain a little more why I believe this is a great focus for Tintri.  It also came up in a few Facebook exchanges where someone said to me, “Wow you guys are really stretching this Enterprise Cloud thing….it’s just ... Read More »

The Holy Grail To Enterprise Cloud Planning: Tintri Analytics

Okay, maybe I am being a bit dramatic with my title, but also I am being a little bit serious.  As I have been ramping up on many of the new things at Tintri, one of the things that amazed me was the analytics platform.  Not only the real-time analytics, but the archival analytics that as a user you can ... Read More »

Finding The VMworld Sessions You Want

Most people know by now that the VMworld 2017 Content Catalog is live.  Those that are VMworld veterans know the tricks to find the sessions they want to register for before the session builder opens up.  Seeing as Tristan Todd and I have one session there year, here is the easiest way to find, save, and ultimately register for ours ... Read More »

My VMworld 2017 Sponsor Session

Last week I was out at Tintri HQ working furiously with Tristan Todd to come up with a fun, cool, title and abstract for one of our Sponsor Sessions.  The challenge with the sponsor sessions is always the balance between any “sales” pitch and useful information.  We spent a few hours trying to come up with something that we thought ... Read More »

So What Exactly Are You Doing At Tintri?

As I started week two at Tintri yesterday I was asked a few times exactly what my role is.  I have this title of Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect, but what does that really mean?  At the end of the day it’s a title, but there is a lot more I am finding I will be doing.  Most people know I ... Read More »

My First Week At Tintri

That’s about what it feels like.  I’ve had to drink from the firehose, but this week has been more like trying to take on the hydrant!  It’s been great though.  I can tell you it’s humbling to be welcomed by so many people I already know as well as so many new ones.  I’m trying to come up to speed ... Read More »

One Door Closes as Another One Opens

So this may be a surprise to many, but not so much to others.  Simply put, May 15th I will be joining Tintri alongside both familiar and new faces as a Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect.  It’s been nearly a decade since I started with VMware back in October of 2007 as a Senior Consultant in Professional Services.  It really does ... Read More »

Professional Development Is An Investment

There was a recent announcement yesterday about an increase in cost for the VCDX Certification.  This has resulted in a rash of posts and tweets talking about how it’s unfair, and now too costly.  I won’t get into the fact the information was pre-released irresponsibly by a VCDX Community member himself.  Well maybe I just did…..  While I may agree ... Read More »

QNAP False Advertising Of Hardware Transcoding

I have uncovered something that some people may or may not care about, but it is worth mentioning about the fact that QNAP says they can do hardware transcoding in certain devices.  In particular I purchased a TVS-671 which boasts this claim.  Now I am also using Plex Media Server which currently does not take advantage of the built in ... Read More »

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