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Application-aware Storage Helps Housing Firm To Keep Up With Increasing Storage Demands
London, UK. September 11th, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — Tintri, the leading producer of smart storage for virtualisation and cloud environments, today announced Together Housing is using Tintri to underpin and manage its entire virtual environment. The new solution has improved performance and dramatically reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) for the housing provider.
Together Housing is a leading supplier of modern, affordable homes to rent in Northern England, managing over 35,000 homes and impacting over 50,000 lives. It is, therefore, imperative that Together Housing’s entire IT infrastructure works efficiently and effectively whilst keeping TCO to a minimum.
Following a group merger of three housing associations: Chevin Housing Group, Prospect Homes and Trans-Pennine Housing, Together Housing had implemented new systems and processes. As a result the company was rapidly running out of storage space to support its virtual environment. It was also facing escalating costs because it needed to add additional capacity to its existing hardware. Together Housings’ IT team researched the market. After evaluating performance and IOPS, it chose a Tintri VMstore T620.
Stuart Curran, IT infrastructure manager at Together Housing, said: “It’s the way the technology has been designed that impressed us most. Tintri has taken a completely different approach than the other vendors, by designing application-aware storage. It actually knows which virtual machines are running on each array, so it can automatically deliver the best performance. The Tintri approach is unique and truly brilliant.”
Together Housing has installed a Tintri VMstore T620 unit to underpin and manage its VMware platform. Since the implementation, Together Housing has reported a significant performance increase and consistently low latency compared to its existing legacy solution. Tintri has also provided the IT department with simplified storage management, faster troubleshooting due to increased visibility across storage, hosts, network and virtual environments.
Stuart concluded: “With Tintri there’s nothing to manage, nothing to worry about and no performance impact. It is so automatic, we rarely log on to the Tintri management interface at all anymore because we know everything is okay. We can now shift our focus from babysitting storage back to more strategic IT projects. ”
Doug Rich, EMEA VP, Tintri said: “Together Housing works hard to provide affordable rental homes to thousands of people. It is therefore essential that every member of the team has immediate access to the data they require – without coming up against any problems. By implementing Tintri, Together Housing can rest assured that its storage is running smoothly and keeping up with its increasing demands without suffering any performance challenges.”
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