US startup Tintri aims to put every other storage array vendor on the back foot with the first dedicated VMware storage appliance using VMware storage abstractions instead of generalised files and LUNs. The idea is that virtualised server storage operations are faster and more efficient with a storage stack designed for VMware …
I just don't get it
Isn't this just a NFS Nas with bells on ? Where's the "Enterprise" factor ?
By the looks of it it is NFS with in-line dedupe and compression plus tiering all in one box.
Could probably do similar with a ZFS box but the price point is not bad to be honest, from a quick calc I have just, with some major assumptions (40% Trinti to reseller discount, 15% reseller to client margin and 50% compression/dedupe) you are looking at $2.70/GB for high performance storage.
Not so shabby for the SME space on a VMware environment.