Here's Who Made Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant For Solid-State Arrays

Visionary: Tintri

Tintri focuses its flagship EC6000 series of SSAs on the hypervisor and server virtualization market, with a core proposition of very simple storage administration that is deeply integrated with the hypervisor. The EC series offers cloud integration and can save snapshots in the cloud. The company also has its T1000 for small remote offices or departments that lack storage expertise. Tintri ranks last in execution, but among the middle of the pack for vision on the Magic Quadrant.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Tintri filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July. Storage specialist DataDirect Networks (DDN) said it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Tintri.

Strengths: Tintri's SSA requires hardly any administration due to close array controller software integration with hypervisors. The company offers end-to-end application performance monitoring with virtualized server environments.

Weaknesses: The company has gone through difficult financial conditions and top-level reorganizations with an unknown future. Tintri arrays have modest scalability compared to competitors, and can only be used with virtualized servers that use hypervisors.