Leading South Africa based global managed ICT services provider and member of the Business Connexion (BCX) Group, Integr8 has announced a partnership with Tintri, a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualisation and cloud environments. The agreement will offer customers in South Africa an enhanced VAS offering, interlinked with cloud, to the market.

Tintri builds VM-aware storage specifically for virtualised applications, without the limitations of traditional physical-first storage. The company’s VAS offers enterprise customers both all-flash and hybrid-flash storage platforms.

The value proposition is underpinned by an Operating System (OS) that treats virtual machines as the unit of management, the ability to scale-out from terabytes to petabytes with less than one employee, and set QoS thresholds for critical VMs.

Jacques Watermeyer, CTO Integr8 IT
Jacques Watermeyer, CTO Integr8 IT

Today, with the percentage of virtualised workloads rising from 2% in 2005 to over 80% in 2015, Integr8 has confirmed its status as a Tintri Authorised South African partner to roll out solutions and services that will empower enterprise businesses.

“This will enable us to prioritise virtualisation and focus on differentiated products, additional revenue opportunities and be part of a channel that supports sales,” says Jacques Watermeyer, CTO at Integr8

Watermeyer adds that Tintri’s focus on VAS specifically built for virtualisation and cloud is an ideal fit for Integr8.

“Our customers depend on virtualised servers, databases and desktops to operate, they require storage that can guarantee the performance of these applications,” he continues.

Claudio Polla, Regional Manager, Middle East Africa and Turkey, at Tintri, comments: “Integr8 lines up with our globalchannel expansion plans, which makes them an ideal partner in this region. As a specialist provider of managed services, Integr8 supports and regulates the ICT environment of many of South Africa’s leading enterprise organisations. Therefore it will help provide more exposure for Tintri’s highly differentiated storage across the region.”

Claudio Polla, Regional Manager, Middle East Africa and Turkey, at Tintri
Claudio Polla, Regional Manager, Middle East Africa and Turkey, at Tintri

“With its knowledge of the local market, valued-added cloud services, expert customer service and a solid technical understanding of our products, Integr8 will assist us in our efforts to deliver unparalleled value to our customers. Tintri VM-aware storage isn’t an incremental change – it is storage you can manage in a fraction of the time and for lower costs,” Polla concludes