Retailer shrinks storage footprint and reduces storage management to zero

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 16, 2017 — / — Tintri, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise cloud platforms, today announced Gymboree has replaced EMC and NetApp storage solutions with Tintri to reduce operating costs, eliminate over-provisioning and improve performance with a smaller data center footprint. After implementing Tintri’s all-flash platform, Gymboree reduced its storage management time from hours every week to zero.

San Francisco-based Gymboree Corp. operates a chain of more than 1,200 specialty retail stores of children’s apparel in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Prior to implementing Tintri’s platform, the company relied on a mix of storage solutions that didn’t perform well with its highly virtualized environment. The company also suffered from bursts of demand for performance from key applications.

“All of our point-of-sale infrastructure, human resources applications and practically every user interface was utilizing VMware at some level,” said Jessie LaCome, Windows and virtualization IT lead for Gymboree. “In total, we have about 1,000 end users, and a large number of them were complaining about poor application performance issues. We were also seeing a lot of backup and snapshot problems and huge connectivity issues.”

Gymboree evaluated some of the leading storage platforms and found Tintri stood out above the rest with its ability to introduce enterprise cloud benefits. Tintri provided a simple installation process and streamlined management with a single view of all VMs. Tintri reduced the resources needed to manage storage by automating common actions and with proactive support that rapidly solves problems before they impact the organization.

“Our EMC and NetApp systems filled one and a half racks,” LaCome said. “For the same amount of storage capacity, Tintri only fills three rack units. I can fit my entire data center—including all of our Cisco UCS infrastructure and the Tintri device—into a single rack now. Tintri has enabled us to migrate from our disparate, physical storage systems to a much more powerful and flexible enterprise cloud platform with room to grow.”

“The Tintri enterprise cloud platform was built to work like building blocks, so it can be easily connected to other infrastructure elements. That means Tintri can provide automations and analytics that span compute, network and storage—greatly reducing operating effort and cost,” said Tintri Chief Marketing Officer, Yael Zheng. “Before installing Tintri, Gymboree storage specialists spent 10 to 12 hours a week managing storage. Now virtualization admins manage storage in a fraction of the time, and Gymboree has a foundation on which to build an enterprise cloud.”

About Tintri
Tintri 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. Only 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.

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Tintri Contact:
Bill Robbins/ Emily Gallagher
Touchdown PR
US: + 1 (512) 373-8500
UK: +44 (0) 1252 717 040

Source: Tintri



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