Tintri replaces NetApp storage for faster backups with less management
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Life-Science Innovations (LSI), a company that provides strategic
guidance and support to affiliate life sciences and engineering
companies, is keeping its backups running smoothly and on time after
switching from NetApp storage solutions to Tintri (NASDAQ:TNTR).
For several years LSI
struggled to manage a NetApp storage solution over two datacenters
with a highly virtualized environment. Backups had to be run at night to
avoid impacting production servers too much. Also, patch updates,
although started in the evening, would often run into the next day
causing servers to reboot randomly throughout the day.
"We tried to set up deduplication and replication between our two data
center sites, but the NetApp arrays couldn't keep up," said Tim
Starkenburg, LSI systems administrator. "There was so much I/O that we
couldn't run backups during the day without taking out our production
servers. Our backups were often running at least one week behind, which
made our disaster recovery efforts nearly worthless."
Consultants recommended an expensive forklift upgrade to address the
problem. Instead, LSI turned to Tintri.
Starkenburg and his team installed multiple Tintri all-flash units,
covering the company's main datacenter for production workloads and a
remote site for disaster recovery. With Tintri, LSI is replicating 100
percent of its servers between both sites every night, keeping 14 days
of snapshots on the production systems and two snapshots remotely.
LSI servers are now backed up during the day instead of overnight. And
Starkenburg no longer has to worry about high I/O workloads impacting
"By deploying Tintri, we are now able to keep our backups current,"
Starkenburg said. "Since we have full copies of all of our data at the
remote site from the night before, we don't worry about disasters
anymore. And because of the performance of Tintri snapshots, it only
takes us a couple of hours to run backups."
Also, LSI saves time and money by reducing the time it takes to manage
backups. Before deploying Tintri, LSI storage administrators spent more
than half of their time creating backups. Now, backups and ongoing
management are much faster and easier with Tintri, according to
"I only spend a couple of hours each week working on storage management
now. On most days, I don't even log in to look at the Tintri console,"
he said. "Since I'm not spending as much of my time doing backups, I can
now focus on new and more useful IT projects like managing the
productivity of our workstations. Adopting Tintri has been an excellent
decision for our company."
Tintri (NASDAQ:TNTR) offers an enterprise cloud infrastructure built on
a public-cloud like web services architecture and RESTful APIs.
Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with scale-out and automation
as a foundation for their own clouds—to build agile development
environments for cloud native applications and to run mission-critical
enterprise applications. Tintri enables users to guarantee the
performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks to reduce
operating expenses, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and
predict an organization's needs to scale—the underpinnings of a modern
data center. That's why leading cloud service providers and enterprises,
including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, United Healthcare and 20% of
the Fortune 100, trust Tintri with enterprise cloud.
For more information, visit www.tintri.com
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