MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) -  Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of purpose-built, VM-aware storage platforms, today announced that Makino, a leading turnkey manufacturing, engineering and integration services company, has deployed the Tintri VMstore appliance to support virtualizing mission-critical applications including SAP, Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, Active Directory and Citrix XenApp. Since deploying Tintri, Makino has reduced the number of datastores in its virtual environment by a factor of 40.

Prior to Tintri, Makino had been unable to virtualize its most important business applications. Their previous storage solution, which consisted of several Fibre Channel (FC) block-storage systems, required intensive day-to-day management and was unable to meet the performance demands of virtualized applications. Makino chose Tintri because its VM-aware architecture delivered consistent performance and dramatically simplified management, reducing the number of VMware vSphere datastores Makino needed to support from 40 to just one. With Tintri, Makino also gained end-to-end visibility into VM-level latency to quickly pinpoint performance bottlenecks.

"We had maxed out performance on our existing storage and we would have had to add much more just to meet performance requirements for our business-critical applications," said Glenn Hensley, IT infrastructure manager at Makino. "We have a small IT team, so we wanted to move to a storage system that eliminated the need to create dozens of LUNs and datastores -- and instead allowed us to manage VMs directly. "We chose the Tintri VMstore appliance for our virtual environment for its cost-effective performance and management simplicity. Setting up Tintri could not be any easier."

"Makino was facing a number of performance hurdles that were preventing it from virtualizing many of its business-critical applications," said Kieran Harty, Tintri CEO. "They were able to overcome these issues with our VM-aware storage solution, which also drastically streamlines the management process for virtual environments, allowing administrators to quickly troubleshoot performance issues and focus on the larger task at hand."

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Designed from the ground-up for flash and virtualization, Tintri's VM-aware storage appliance delivers flash performance at disk prices with intuitive management specifically for VMs. Customers such as Semmes-Murphey, SonicWALL, and TIBCO have simplified storage management, increased performance and achieved ROI in as little as 60 days with Tintri for both virtual server and desktop environments. Tintri was co-founded by Dr. Kieran Harty, who was formerly the EVP of Engineering at VMware. Tintri's team also includes senior leaders from Citrix, Data Domain, Google, NetApp and Riverbed. Tintri is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA, with sales offices in Europe and Asia.

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