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Kawasaki Relies on Tintri to Deliver Optimal VDI Performance

Leading Transportation Manufacturer Uses Tintri's VM-Aware System to Support and Manage Its Rapidly Growing VDI Deployment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of purpose-built, VM-aware storage platforms today announced that Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA, a leading global transportation manufacturer, has successfully deployed Tintri VMstore to support its growing VDI project -- which is currently running over 200 virtual desktops, with plans to more than double that number in the coming months. Kawasaki had previously relied on a legacy storage system from Dell, but ran into significant performance hurdles once its VDI deployment approached 100 virtual desktops.

After evaluating a number of alternatives, Kawasaki selected Tintri as the primary storage for its VDI project, which also utilizes Unidesk and Citrix Xen Desktop. Kawasaki cited Tintri's intuitive management console, which allows users to troubleshoot on a per-VM basis to simply identify and isolate performance issues, as well as its cost-effective price per virtual workload, as major factors in its decision to select Tintri. These features were especially important for Kawasaki, since their VDI project serves over 700 employees -- with an IT infrastructure staff of just four individuals.

"When you're managing the entire IT environment for an organization of our size and scope, time and simplicity are of the utmost importance," said Paul Kramer, Assistant Manager at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA. "Tintri's approach to managing storage for VDI -- and virtualized environments in general -- is incredibly efficient, and we've barely scratched the surface in terms of capacity. It has drastically reduced the cost and complexity that we'd previously dealt with in managing our VDI project, and it's allowed us to accelerate the deployment of new virtual desktops with no performance drop-off whatsoever."

"The Kawasaki use case is a powerful testament to how we can help organizations save time and money when it comes to deploying storage for VDI," said Geoff Stedman, Vice President of Marketing at Tintri. "It has become abundantly clear that modern virtualized infrastructure requires a modern approach to storage that eliminates the need for physical storage constructs like LUNs and volumes."

For more information about how Tintrí storage makes VDI more efficient and cost-effective, please visit www.tintri.com/solutions/vdi. Interested individuals can also learn more about how Kawasaki uses Tintri by viewing this webinar.

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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 Semmes-Murphey, SonicWALL 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 Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. manufactures and distributes ATVs, personal watercraft, Mule and Teryx utility vehicles and passenger railcars from its manufacturing plant in Lincoln, NE. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A.'s IT department in Lincoln consists of 11 staff, including the infrastructure support team. For more information, visit www.kawasaki.com and www.kawasakilincoln.com.

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