Tintri Global Center
Automated storage management for each application
Tintri Global Center is an intelligent, unified control center that enables you to view and take action across all your VMstore infrastructure.
A different management experience for the modern data center. To realize cloud-like agility in your private data center, you must be able to operate at scale—and that means tight management of storage for thousands of individual applications. Tintri Global Center makes it easy to scale-out and manage up to 64 VMstore systems and 480,000 virtual machines from a single pane of glass. Intelligent infrastructure and automation speeds processes and optimizes the placement of every application across your footprint.
Tintri Global Center
Tintri Global Center software serves as an intelligent, unified control center that enables multiple VMstore systems to seamlessly function as one enterprise environment. Start your intelligent infrastructure with a single VMstore system and grow into a massive, yet spaceefficient footprint—with complete visibility across data stores and geographies. You can see the aggregate capacity, throughput and latency of your entire infrastructure, and then quickly drill into those same metrics for an individual VMstore system and even individual applications. End-toend visibility enables you to troubleshoot latency across host, network and storage.
To simplify management of hundreds or thousands of virtual machines and containers, Tintri Global Center enables you to assign similar applications to policy-based Service Groups. You can then apply policies at this level of granularity, setting quality of service (QoS) or data protection parameters for a Service Group. As applications are added to a group, they automatically adopt that group’s policies. And policies remain attached to applications even as you move them between groups. That way, policies remain intact when you scale from tens to hundreds or thousands of applications.
Tintri Global Center (TGC) automatically controls each of your apps. You simply set policies for service levels, cloning, snapshots, and replication: all at the application level. Plus, TGC federates up to 64 VMstore systems for simpler and easier resource management.
- Manage and monitor up to 64 systems as one, with complete visibility into all individual VMs or containers.
- Set up groups, then apply data protection and service level policies that apply across your footprint – no manual intervention required.
- Push “execute” and let VMstore do the rest – crunching one million stats about your apps every ten minutes to recommend the best app placement for optimum utilization and performance.
Tintri Global Center Advanced
Tintri Global Center Advanced introduces additional capabilities to simplify storage scale-out. VM Scale-out technology within Tintri Global Center Advanced ensures that you make the best use of your storage footprint. It treats all of your VMstore systems as a single, federated pool of resources, and automatically identifies the optimal placement for every application.
VM Scale-out’s intelligent recommendations are based on actual data about your applications’ behavior. The technology analyzes more than one million statistics every ten seconds. It reviews 30 days of activity, including peak data points – not just averages – for more accurate analysis. VM Scale-out recommends actions that will optimize the placement of applications across your storage pool. A sophisticated algorithm recommends application placement based on cost, capacity and performance; it even considers snapshots, clones, thin provisioning and storage activity to ensure it moves the least amount of data in the shortest amount of time possible. You can drill into details and even see the expected outcomes. Simply click on “Execute” to apply the recommendations.
VM Scale-out also leverages system-offloading for live application migration (VAAI for VMware vSphere and Remote ODX for Hyper-V). The process of migrating running applications to optimize storage pools is completely offloaded to the VMstore systems, and is up to 10x faster than with other platforms. VM Scale-out reduces the time for even the largest migrations from hours to minutes, eliminating load on compute hosts and saving up to 95% of the bandwidth required to migrate applications between systems. All you have to do is click on “Execute” and VM Scale-out does the rest. That’s how Tintri Global Center Advanced makes it possible to scale out from terabytes to Petabytes, enabling an intelligent infrastructure using the same infrastructure team you have today.
Download the Tintri Global Center Tech Brief (PDF).