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Semmes-Murphey Uses Tintri's VM-aware Storage for Mission-Critical Applications

Leading Medical Research Institute Selects Tintri Over Legacy Storage Vendors for Better Performance and Cost Savings (May 03, 2012)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of purpose-built, VM-aware storage appliances, today announced that Semmes-Murphey, a leading research institute for neurological and spinal disorders, has successfully deployed the Tintri VMstore™ appliance for both server virtualization and virtual desktop workloads. Semmes-Murphey chose Tintri over a number of legacy storage vendors, citing superior performance and cost savings as the primary factors in their decision. Currently, Semmes-Murphey is running more than 300 virtual desktops and 50 virtual servers on Tintri, supporting applications such as Citrix XenApp™ and Microsoft SharePoint™. They also plan to use Tintri VMstore™ to help virtualize GE Centricity Practice Solution, a mission-critical application that stores patient medical records and handles medical billing.

Since deploying Tintri in September 2011 to support the first cluster of virtual machines, Semmes-Murphey has progressively added 275 more virtual machines (VMs) without having to provision any new storage or add a single new datastore. This has freed up valuable time for its IT department. Semmes-Murphey also recently purchased an additional Tintri appliance to support a new project which will virtualize a number of tier-1 applications, including GE Centricity and Microsoft Exchange™ 2010.

"We chose Tintri because they offered superior performance at a better price point than other, larger storage vendors," said Drazen Vamplin, IT Manager for Semmes-Murphey. "We've been extremely satisfied, and the performance we've seen to date has exceeded our high expectations; we were able to run over 350 VMs on just a single Tintri appliance with no performance drop-off. As a result, we've chosen to purchase a second system from Tintri, and we're more than confident deploying our most important applications on their system."

"The benefits realized by Semmes-Murphey provide strong validation for the notion of VM-aware storage," said Kieran Harty, Tintri CEO. "In just over six months with Tintri in production, they have already seen clear payoff in running their virtual infrastructure on our system. We look forward to expanding our relationship with them and continuing to challenge conventional wisdom around the limits of storage for virtual environments."


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About Tintri, Inc.
Designed from the ground-up for flash and virtualization, Tintri's VM-aware storage appliance delivers flash performance at disk prices with intuitive management specifically for VMs. Customers such as Digital Chocolate, iPass, and TIBCO have simplified storage management, increased performance and achieved ROI in as little as 60 days with Tintri for both virtual server and desktop environments. Tintri was co-founded by Dr. Kieran Harty, who was formerly the EVP of Engineering at VMware. Tintri's team also includes senior leaders from Citrix, Data Domain, Google, NetApp and Riverbed. Tintri is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA, with sales offices in Europe and Asia.

About Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute
Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute in Memphis, Tennessee is a leader in the development of technology and procedures that improve the quality of care for patients with neurological and spine disorders. With over 250 employees, Semmes-Murphey is one of the largest neurosurgery groups in the country.

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