Private Cloud Storage and The Tintri Platform with Kieran Harty

Storage Unpacked 25 – Private Cloud Storage and The Tintri Platform with Kieran Harty

Chris EvansGuest Speakers, Storage Unpacked Podcast

In this podcast, recorded on 9 October 2017, Chris and Martin chat to Kieran Harty, CTO and co-founder at Tintri.  The discussion covers the requirements for private cloud and in particular how storage should be deployed in private cloud environments.  Kieran highlights how Tintri has adapted their all-flash and hybrid arrays to meet the needs of organisations looking to transform to private cloud operations.

During the podcast Kieran mentions Tintri Scale-out.  Details can be found here.  Chris mentions the HPE 3PAR paper on private cloud storage, which can be found here.

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  • 00:00:00 – Intro
  • 00:01:00 – Explaining Private Cloud (Storage) with the NIST definition
  • 00:03:30 – Performance isn’t part of the NIST definition – but still important
  • 00:04:00 – Why is delivering private cloud storage hard?
  • 00:05:00 – Looking at VMs rather than LUNs and volumes – the right abstraction
  • 00:07:30 – Applying policies to virtual machines
  • 00:08:30 – Self service and automation – a critical function
  • 00:11:50 – VMAX Cloud Edition and the HPE Private Cloud Storage
  • 00:12:50 – Quotas, at the storage and at the hypervisor management level
  • 00:13:30 – Multi-tenancy and the noisy neighbour, QoS at the VM level
  • 00:16:00 – Federation, moving workload between multiple discrete appliances
  • 00:20:35 – Tintri Snapshot feature
  • 00:24:30 – DevOps, Slack and Chris’s inability to remember we’re not talking to computers
  • 00:27:30 – I’m sorry Dave, but I can’t do that
  • 00:28:00 – How does Private Cloud storage affect the cost model and TCO?
  • 00:30:00 – What about Container support with Tintri?
  • 00:31:30 – Wrap Up
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