Tintri IntelliFlash is a storage product, formerly owned by Western Digital, that evolved from the Tegile systems. In september 2019, Western Digitial’s IntelliFlash business was purchased by DDN and organized under its Tintri brand of enterprise storage solutions.
The system design leverages common hardware platforms with systems utilizing standard bridge-bay controllers and storage in a single 2U enclosure. Storage controller features are delivered through a combination of open source ZFS, combined with Western Digital developed features, CLI and GUI.
IntelliFlash systems are designed as general purpose, high performance storage systems competing with other midrange storage systems. The IntelliFlash systems compete against HPE Primera, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp EF Systems, IBM FlashSystem, Dell EMC XtremIO, Hitachi VSP F-Series and other leading all-flash and hybrid storage systems.
IntelliFlash storage systems provide multi-protocol storage with both spinning media and NAND flash solid state disks as cache in the hybrid models. In some configurations, an all-flash system is possible with all data residing on flash.
Target applications are those requiring high performance, particularly those with large capacity requirements. IntelliFlash systems are designed as general purpose, high performance storage systems competing with other midrange storage systems. Target applications are those requiring high performance, particularly those with large capacity requirement. Effective capacity with compression and deduplication is listed as 4X the raw capacity.
IntelliFlash systems are highly available (HA), providing all hot-swap components with active / active controllers with symmetric LUN access. This enables non-disruptive access during component failures and upgrades including host access paths or storage controllers. The controller firmware supports FCP and iSCSI block access along with CIFS and NFS file access via the HA controller nodes.
Tintri IntelliFlash Product Analysis Includes:
- Overview of System
- Software Overview
- Advanced Features
- Reliability, Availability, Serviceability Features
- Evaluator Group Comments
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