I love Tintri but...
“Red Hat customers can now benefit from the only hypervisor-neutral storage platform with VM-awareness and adaptive learning capabilities to support hundreds of mixed workloads – servers, VDI, dev and test – concurrently on a single Tintri VMstore. Customers can also deploy both vSphere and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation on a single VMstore at the same time."
Translates to "our software is able to tell if a folder contains KVM images or VMware images, even when they use the same NFS share. This sounds about as thrilling as "I added a line into my PowerShell script to detect extensions" to the technical nerd, but that's a hell of a great bit of marketing blather.
I mean, I could cheerfully abscond with the label of "smart cross-hypervisor storage" for my mates at Proximal Data and at least feel like I'm being a little more honest in using it. Autocache supports Hyper-V and VMware both, with the "smarts" being "it automatically resizes flash utilization to optimally fit the available flash and the workloads presented". That, and I don't have to redesign my networks to make it go faster. Add flash, install Autocache, walk away. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than the forklift upgrade of a Tintri!
Again, this isn't to say Tintri's bad. They're not. Tintri is amazing, and once you have one you'll soon have another. They have repeat customers for a reason...but I am distinctly not impressed with the marketing philosophy that turns "we can detect which hypervisor generated the virtual image when they use the same NFS share" into 54 words. No! Bad Tintri! Get down, and don't chew on the couch!
To paraphrase Storagebod, are you inexpensive and are you easy to use? Them's the bits we actually care about.