In today’s day and age, physical bare metal application servers are a thing of the past; niche! Every business, regardless of size has a Virtual 1st Policy and most are approaching the 70% plus virtualized watermark. As business leaders and technology professionals continue to virtualize more and more you’re likely placing the most mission critical applications within the virtual infrastructure. So why not have an infrastructure that focuses the management and scale of these applications? Tintri does just that.
My business, Clint’s Cool LLC, has a production site with an important group of servers. Now, just like you every one of my applications require a Test/Dev, Staging, Production, Web, DB, Application and don’t forget DR server. WHEW, that’s like 6 servers just for one application. Well, OK. But now I can’t have everything running on the same Infrastructure. Good thing I have that Secondary Site and Colocation I can replicate to. Managing each individual VM would be very cumbersome on that old conventional CME or NappTap storage array! It would have been impossible to even begin to group Servers and Applications together. Management would have been extremely complex and I would be left with a complete management mess. Good thing we run Tintri 🙂
We’ve got a couple Tintri VMstores deployed. The first is in Pittsburgh at our Corporate HQ and the second is in Detroit. We also replicate to a Colocation (It’s a super secret location, can’t tell you where). Tintri Global Center is an intelligent control center that allows us to manage all of our Tintri’s together, allowing them to function as one. This is wicked awesome for us and we’re even more pumped about the upcoming Tintri Global Center 2.0. TGC allows us to build, respond and adapt to the changing market much faster than before!
We’ll now be able to track performance history and manage these “Service Groups” of VMs regardless of location. So where we’ve got applications scaled to Pittsburgh, Detroit and our “Super Secret Spot” everything is being managed, monitored and troubleshot all from my Network Operations Center.
With our Service Group setup across my entire Tintri Cluster, Protecting the INDIVIDUAL Application is just as easy! Nope, we’re not a “me too” storage product that’s protecting entire Volumes or LUNs like. We’re granular baby – Applications and VM’s.
As my Application(s) migrate from location to location for recovery and testing purposes all of the policy and historic per VM and per Application metrics will follow. API’s and PowerShell CMDLET’s within the Tintri PowerShell Toolkit 1.5 fully leverage all of the goodness in TGC 2.0 and Tintri OS 3.2. A few of the other new features that further raise the bar are Single Sign On – this way I can seamlessly move from Global Center to VMstore UI and back again without having to re-enter authentication credentials. We’ve also added support for Role Based Access Controls to the Global Center offering. Be a Super Admin a Storage Admin or a Read Only User – all based on Active Directory or LDAP user groups.
In the end, Tintri Global Center 2.0 allows organizations of all shapes and sizes to seamlessly scale applications based on the demands of the business.
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