Evaluator Group and IOmark Announce New Industry Leading Results for IOmark Benchmarks with Tintri VMstore T5060 All-flash Array

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Tintri VMstore T5060 All-flash array achieves leading capacity efficiency and price / performance results with 3,000 IOmark-VDI virtual desktops.

Simply put, Tintri can offer efficiencies in how virtual machines are stored and managed that are not possible with conventional storage.

IOmark and Evaluator Group announce new benchmark results for Tintri VMstore for both IOmark-VM and IOmark-VDI.  The Tintri T5060 was verified to support 3,000 VDI instances at data reduction rates of 60:1 when supporting fully provisioned virtual desktops and 480 virtual server instances. 

The IOmark-VM benchmark certifies storage systems for virtual server workloads, while the IOmark-VDI benchmark certifies virtual desktop workloads.  The measurement criterion for IOmark is storage performance measured by response time, with all storage workloads running on the tested system.  IOmark measures and reports both application specific performance and the price per VM or VDI instance.

“The Storage efficiency of Tintri’s data reduction surpassed any storage system tested to date for VDI workloads,” said Russ Fellows, Senior Partner of Evaluator Group.  “The IOmark results achieved by the T5060, establish Tintri’s leading price / performance for persistent VDI users, along with one of the leading performance and price / performance results for virtual server workloads, making the Tintri T5060 one of the best storage values for virtualized workloads.”

The Tintri VMstore T5060 completed IOmark-VDI achieving 3,000 instances at a price of $75.00 / desktop and IOmark-VM achieving 480 instances at a price of $468.75 / virtual server.  Some of the key features noted during testing include:

-Tintri was able to boot 3,000 fully provisioned virtual desktops in 1,004 seconds, a rate of 3 desktops per second
-Tintri eliminated storage provisioning for VMs from an average of 5 minutes per virtual machines to 0 (Provisioning times based upon Evaluator Group’s experience)
-Tintri enabled monitoring performance and capacity on a per VM basis, both from within the Tintri web interface and through their VMware plugin unlike competing storage solutions which do not provide these details

Tintri stores virtualized workloads—offering a fully integrated VM-Aware Storage (VAS) system for virtualized enterprises and cloud. Its VM scale-out architecture can balance projects and workloads across high-performance All-Flash and Hybrid-Flash storage systems. The IOmark benchmark results are audited to ensure uniform testing and reporting of results, enabling IT users to compare products using metrics that matter: price, capacity and application performance.

“The Evaluator Group results help prove the value of VM-aware storage built specifically for virtualized environments and cloud. Simply put, Tintri can offer efficiencies in how virtual machines are stored and managed that are not possible with conventional storage,” said Kieran Harty, Co-Founder and CTO of Tintri. “The Evaluator Group has put many of our storage kin through these same paces, and so to raise the bar on data reduction rates, eliminate provisioning and deliver differentiated results exemplifies why partners and customers are so fanatical about Tintri.” 

The application mix for IOmark-VM includes databases, webservers and Exchange mail servers plus hypervisor operations consisting of a VM clone, deploy, boot, software upgrade, and storage migration between storage volumes. 

The application mix for IOmark-VDI consists of standard windows desktop applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Internet Explorer, Windows Media player and other applications. 
The IOmark-VM benchmark requires the following to achieve passing results:

-Total test time is 1 hour, with a measured interval of 30 minutes
-Seventy percent of response times for I/Os must not exceed 20ms
-A minimum number of storage vMotion and VM clone operations must also be completed during a 1 hour test

The IOmark-VDI benchmark requires the following to achieve passing results:

-Total test time is 1 hour, with a measured interval of 30 minutes
-Seventy percent of response times for I/O’s must not exceed 30ms

Evaluator Group is the developer of IOmark, which is available without charge to Evaluator Group IT end user premium subscribers. Vendors, performance testing labs and channel partners may purchase the tool to use in their lab and for publishing audited results. IT end users may purchase a discounted license. An evaluation license may be obtained for 30 days for internal trials.

Tintri results are available at the IOmark website. For more information on IOmark-VM see the IOmark Concepts.

About IOmark

IOmark is dedicated to helping IT professionals and Vendors effectively measure and compare storage system performance while running real application workloads. IOmark-VM was released in 2013, after the 2011 release of IOmark-VDI. More information is available at http://www.iomark.org.

About Evaluator Group

Evaluator Group Inc. is a technology research and advisory company covering Information Management, Storage and Systems. Executives and IT Managers use us daily to make informed decisions to architect and purchase systems supporting their digital data. We get beyond the technology landscape by defining requirements and knowing the products in-depth along with the intricacies that dictate long-term successful strategies.

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For more information about Evaluator Group, Contact Nick Waterhouse at 303.221.7867 x1008 or nick(at)evaluatorgroup(dot)com.

View and download the reports:
IOmark-VM Full Disclosure Report on Tintri VMstore T5060
IOmark-VDI Full Disclosure Report on Tintri VMstore T5060
Tintri Storage Performance in Enterprise Environments

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