September 6, 2020
I want to talk to you today about how to leverage metadata from your environment to forecast and plan capacity and performance growth within your environment in the future. Tintri Analytics takes three years of data from your environment, and can forecast up to 18 months in the future. In fact, I had a customer meeting one time that I thought was going to get physical.
I presented how Tintri Analytics works, we can show forecasting, up into the right, when you're going to run out of space, when you might run out of performance and so on, and the customer sat across from me, getting more and more red-faced, and he looked really, really angry. As soon as the time of the presentation had passed, I stopped and asked him what was going on, and he said he had been spending the last two months, three to four hours every day, compiling statistics, reports, spreadsheets and emailing them to his management in an email titled Doomsday Report, trying to give some indication and some urgency around what was going to happen when his environment ran out of space and they hadn't purchased anymore. As we heard that story from him, he said, "What you showed me in five minutes with Tintri Analytics replaced two months of three to four hours a day Doomsday Report emails, and this would have been so simple to hand to my management to say, 'This is where we are, this is where we've been, and this is where we're going, and this is why we need more storage in our environment.'" If you want to learn more about Tintri Analytics or Tintri in general, contact one of our experts today.