February 10, 2020
Today, I want to talk to you about why you need to throw away your VM storage strategy if it's not based on VM-aware storage, such as Tintri. When we start moving into the world of AI-assisted automation or AIOps, as some people call it, it's going to do us no good to have information about LUNs and volumes. There's no visibility about what's happening at a VM level in those environments. Tintri is purpose-built based on our own file system to be able to see a virtual disk and a virtual machine as a first class object.
That means when we get information about a VM, we can make a correction at the VM level. If you're still looking at a LUN or a volume, you might see there's a problem with the LUN, but there's no way to make a correction within that and make an adjustment, much less automate effectively at that level, so we urge people to really consider as they start looking at automation, as they start looking at AI in their environment, to really fundamentally consider what the difference is by being able to see a VM, see a vDisk, respond at that level versus being able to respond at this bucket level of the LUN and volume.
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