3 Oct 2018 Santa Clara - Mark Gritter, the visionary original co-founder and architect of Tintri, is joining the new organisation's executive team to serve as its chief technology officer. Before joining Tintri by DDN, Mark Gritter has enjoyed a distinguished career in technology. From his PhD programme at Stanford he joined Kealia, a developer of advanced server technology, as one of its first employees. Kealia was later acquired by Sun Microsystems. Mark Gritter then co-founded Tintri in 2008, leading the design and development of Tintri's VM-aware, flash-based file system, analytics and resource management engines. Tintri's products were successfully deployed in more than a thousand organisations, generating half a billion dollars of revenue.
"Mark is a visionary who has successfully architected the future of enterprise data management for more than a decade, helping to establish Tintri as the leader in enterprise analytics and server virtualization", stated Alex Bouzari, co-founder and CEO of DDN. "His vision and expertise will be instrumental in creating best-in-class data solutions that deliver ever increasing levels of insight, automation and simplicity to the enterprise."
Tintri's server virtualization, DevOps, and VDI software suite automates and simplifies storage management and delivers predictive insight into data for the enterprise. Capabilities include advanced analytics, 10x speed up of VM migration, clone and refresh of terabyte-sized databases within seconds, storage vMotion enablement with zero load on the host, and handling of thousands of VMs in a single datastore.
"Tintri products have delivered powerful insight and server virtualization capabilities to enterprises for many years", stated Mark Gritter. "With DDN's broad market reach, significant financial investments, and synergistic data storage technologies, I'm inspired to lead Tintri by DDN's engineering innovation into broader data management, analytics and hybrid Cloud areas."
DDN is rapidly growing the Tintri by DDN engineering, support and technical teams, with a goal of one hundred hires by year end. The entire Tintri product line is available for purchase from Tintri by DDN, including the EC6000 and T1000 all-flash arrays and the hybrid flash T800 series. Unified management is provided through Tintri Global Center and real-time and predictive analytics is provided via Tintri Analytics.