Tintri, Inc. has announced Tintri Centralized Upgrade, a new management capability of the Tintri Global Center (TGC) that enables customers to deploy centralized upgrades of multiple Tintri storage systems across data centers with no disruptions.

TGC customers today spend just a few minutes per day to manage thousands of VMs — that includes the ability to set policies for quality of service, cloning, snapshots and replication. With Tintri Centralized Upgrade, the upgrade process is automated and requires no storage expertise. The user simply authorizes the upgrade with a single click and Tintri does the rest. The software will automatically take care of errors, rollback if needed and notify end users. With the latest updates, TGC now provides easy access to a dashboard, real-time metrics and the hardware page from a single console.

“Upgrading Tintri was always fast and non-disruptive, but now they’ve made it even better,” said Adam Way, infrastructure analyst, Garmin UK. “With centralized upgrade, we deployed upgrades twice as fast, at a fraction of the time it would have taken us for legacy storage systems.”

As an example of how the centralized upgrade works, a customer who wants to upgrade eight out of 10 of their Tintri storage systems would simply login to TGC, select the eight systems they wish to upgrade and click a button. From there, the customer can sit back and track the upgrade status.

“For a typical four to eight storage node deployment, a centralized upgrade can result in 50 to 80% time savings,” said Kieran Harty, CTO and co-founder, Tintri. “And the time savings can go beyond 80% for deployments over eight nodes when managed by Tintri Global Center. This is another example of Tintri’s commitment to eliminating low value storage tasks, so that teams are free to focus on higher impact projects.”