suren-pivotal-momentTintri has announced a new scale-out storage platform in the Middle East and North Africa to enable enterprises and cloud service providers (CSPs) to build their own Amazon-like cloud infrastructure for diverse virtualised workloads.

The new platform forms the foundation for the industry’s largest all-flash scale-out, with support for up to 160,000 VMs, 10 petabytes of capacity, and 6.4 million IOPS, for less than $1/GB. StorIT, the Specialist data management solutions distributor in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be distributing the new platform along with Tintri’s existing portfolio.

StorIT will also help Tintri to distribute nine new Tintri VMstore T5000 all flash models with capacity expansion capabilities, VM Scale-out software, Tintri Analytics for predictive capacity and performance planning, and two new Tintri Cloud offerings across the region. The simplicity of VAS enables organisations to scale from 17 TB to 10 PB with a common platform and less than one full time employee dedicated to storage management.

“Scale is a defining characteristic of cloud. While many companies aspire to build cloud-scale infrastructures with agility and automation for diverse virtualised workloads, they are held back by conventional storage architecture that’s simply not designed to support those requirements,” said Ken Klein, Tintri Chairman and CEO. “Customers have been forced to choose between limited scale-out that requires a large number of disks or expensive and inefficient scale-out, without the benefits of VM-level visibility, QoS and automation. With today’s announcement, enterprises and CSPs can scale far more effectively—building their own Amazon-like cloud infrastructure—with a VAS platform that allows for control, security, cost efficiency and simplicity.”

Suren Vedantham, Managing Director, StorIT Distribution, said, “We’ve recently partnered with Tintri in the MENA region as its VM-aware storage is ideal for customers who require data storage for virtualised environments. Our customers require simplified management and high performance and with the new scale out storage platform from Tintri customers will have the ability to grow their own IT infrastructure. Unlike traditional scale out storage the Tintri solution can support tens of thousands of VMs, perfect for any enterprise or growing organisation. There is also the added bonus of Tintri’s predictive analytics which will automate the entire process and guarantee QoS.”