Norwegian School of Economics Selects Tintri Storage Solution
Tintri, a producer of VM-aware flash-based storage appliances was selected by the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) to support its virtual environment. NHH credited Tintri's flash-based storage array and native VM-aware features for helping them overcome the storage bottlenecks that had previously plagued their virtualization project. The university also plans to deploy VDI on Tintri in the coming quarter.
NHH has 120 virtual servers in production; its IT infrastructure serves a global network of over 3,700 current students, faculty, and staff. Their network is accessed around the clock and requires high uptime. Tintri VMstore is currently supporting NHH's SharePoint implementation, among other key applications.
"Tintri takes an innovative approach to storage for virtual environments and offers performance that was unmatched by any other solution we evaluated," said Thor-Inge Naesset, Director of Information Technology Services for the Norwegian School of Economics. "Their efficient use of deduplication allows us to run everything in flash, with plenty of room to spare. Storage used to be a real headache for us. With Tintri, we just don't think about storage anymore -- it's not a problem."
NHH, which began virtualizing applications in 2005, was suffering performance issues with their legacy disk-based storage hardware in production. The university debated adding flash as cache to their existing solution, but deemed it unrealistic due to both cost and complexity. NHH credits Tintri's efficient use of deduplicated and compressed MLC flash in its solution. The university now runs everything in flash, but at a significantly less expensive price point.