Understanding The Different Tintri Service Group Options

I wanted to take a quick minute to document and explain what users are seeing when it comes to the two different implementations of Tintri Service Groups.  I should mention this is something that is a bit temporary while some work is being done to unify the user interfaces between the Tintri VMstore and Tintri Global Center.  That being said ... Read More »

Why Installing The Tintri VAAI Plugin Is Important

This is going to be really quick on the topic of the Tintri VAAI Plugin.  I’ve been finding that both new and existing customers have not been installing it for various reasons.  The most common seems to simply be that they were not aware there was one, or they just didn’t get around to it, or they didn’t know what ... Read More »

Configure Site Recovery Manager With Tintri in Minutes

Since joining Tintri I have heard from folks that Site Recovery Manager was something that was “Difficult” to use.   I have in the past stood it up many times and while the product itself does require a lot of thought (regardless of the storage platform).  I am no SRM expert but I have always believed the product was very good ... Read More »

How To Use Tintri Cloud Connector With Other S3 Targets

Happy 2018 everyone!  I wanted to share something I have been testing at the request of a few customers that have been interested in using Tintri Cloud Connector.  I will preface this with the simple statement that this is currently unsupported, however I am working on that within the Tintri walls.  What makes Tintri Cloud Connector unique is that it ... Read More »

Tintri Cloud Connector – How To Restore From AWS

Last month, I introduced you to the new Tintri Cloud Connector feature for storing long term backups on AWS S3 or IBM Cloud Object Storage.  What I wanted to briefly show today is how you actually restore back from the cloud in the event the machine is corrupted or lost.  In this case I will completely delete the machine from ... Read More »

Major Tintri Software Releases This Week!

This week Tintri posted two major software updates in their support portal for existing customers!  If you have any Tintri VMStore you will want to check these out.  The release information is below, but the most interesting additions were Tintri Cloud Connector, and the advanced storage pooling with VM Scale out and storage migration offload.  Both of these i have blogged ... Read More »

Onward and Upward with Tintri

The past few weeks have been interesting for me at Tintri.  I have been meeting with lots of partners and customers and there has been some great new cool product announcements.  On the flip side there has been some mis-information out there by some media outlets that seem to just want to do nothing but tear down good companies.  I ... Read More »

The Challenge With Community Event Sponsorship

This actually seems to be a topic that bubbles up every year before, during, and after VMworld.  Nobody is going to argue that community events are valuable to many people who attend them and bring others to them.  There is however an inherent challenge that has yet to be overcome by the ask for sponsorships at these.  I know I ... Read More »

The State Of VCDX Nearly A Decade Later – VMworld 2017

Yesterday I stopped by the VCDX town hall to catch up with some old friends and see the state of things since I left VMware.  Some of the things I am going to say may upset some people.  I bit my tongue a little yesterday afternoon, but as I was thinking about it, now I think a few elephants in ... Read More »

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 VM Scale Out – Storage vMotion Offloading

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 »

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