back to article Beleaguered all-flash flinger Tintri appoints new CEO

Troubled all-flasher Tintri has found a new CEO, just a week after it revealed it was looking for one. Tom Barton was appointed last night to assume the role from April 2. Chairman and then-CEO Ken Klein confirmed that a search was under way earlier this month and that he would step down when a candidate had been unearthed. …

  1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

    Probably a good thing

    Tintri has seemed rudderless, pouring a lot of resources into Tintri Global Center and not putting enough effort into sales, in my opinion. The core product, the VMstore, is absolutely top-notch, and I think Tintri would really benefit from expanding upon its strengths and improving integration with vCenter and Hyper-V. TGC doesn't solve a problem that I have, although other customers may disagree.

    Also, with the "all flash" designation, hopefully they'll quit being lumped erroneously into the same product category as Nimble and Tegile.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Choose your form of Destructor

    Part of the problem is only so many of these startups are going to make it. That's probably always been the case, but maybe more so than 10 years ago in IT storage/tech space, ya think? Anyhow, this is one that doesn't look in too great health and will run out of cash (most likely). Recent (last 3 weeks) RIF of 20% of their staff, etc. A number of folks all in on these products too. I guess that can always happen.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Golden parachutes, anyone?

    The old CEO was probably very well compensated for getting Tintri through the IPO (no matter how good or bad it may have been).

    The new CEO will probably be very well compensated for getting Tintri through an acquisition (doubtful IMO - who would want them?) or a liquidation.

    I doubt this gig will last too long. I don't see Tintri around 12 to 18 months from now. If I were the new guy, I'd already be putting the pieces in place for my next gig after Tintri.

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