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Tintri IntelliFlash™ N5100 NVMe Flash Series
Empowering the most demanding enterprise workloads

IntelliFlash™ NVMe Flash Series

Intelliflash is now sold through Tintri (DDN Corporation).

Tintri IntelliFlash™ NVMe Flash N-Series
Tintri IntelliFlash™ N5100 Series
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NVMe™-Flash Storage Systems – Maximum Performance, Feature Rich

NVMe-flash storage has exceptional performance that can fundamentally transform how you do business. But most solutions force you to compromise on performance, price, or features. The Tintri IntelliFlash N-Series intelligent infrastructure is a fourth-generation storage solution that delivers an exceptional user experience through automation, analytic insights, and a variety of time-saving management features to drive your most valuable workloads in today’s data centers.

At the core of IntelliFlash N-Series systems is the same software architecture that powers Tintri’s award-winning portfolio of HD-Series and T-Series storage systems. The IntelliFlash platform delivers proven innovation in flash management, data persistence, and data management, enabling the N-Series to deliver unprecedented levels of consolidation, simplicity, and economics. Enterprises that need NVMe performance to accelerate their most demanding workloads can now access data quickly and with the lowest latencies to improve business insights and make decisions faster.

Your most demanding workloads deserve uncompromised performance especially when they are key to your business success. Customers have deployed N-Series to accelerate high-performance databases, critical business applications, fast-edge analytics, and large-scale virtualized servers. Exceptional performance at low latency, flexibility at scale, and comprehensive data services make IntelliFlash N-Series the choice for any performance-sensitive workload. Experience Different!


  • Exceptional Performance – IntelliFlash N-Series confidently handles performance-sensitive workloads.
  • Cloud-Based Intelligent Analytics – Visibility across all IntelliFlash systems, with insights that keep infrastructure operating at peak efficiency and availability
  • Unified Storage - Concurrent native block (FC, iSCSI) and file (NFS, SMB3) access
  • Comprehensive Data Services – Inline deduplication and compression, snapshots, read/write clones, and thin provisioning
  • Live Dataset Migration – Seamless live migration of iSCSI/FC LUNs across IntelliFlash systems
  • IntelliFlash S3 Cloud Connector – Hybrid cloud capabilities, enabling connectivity to the public cloud or any S3-compatible object storage
  • VMware® Support – vCenter® plug-in and integration with VMware SRM and VAAI
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Support – PowerShell Toolkit plus SMB3 Enhancements for Hyper-V


  • Simplified Management and Analytics – Common GUI management for all IntelliFlash systems
  • High Capacity and Scalability – Over 5PB‡ of effective expansion capacity in a compact 14U footprint
  • Affordable Disaster Recovery – Replicate between NVMe-flash, SASflash, and hybrid systems
  • Multiple Mixed Workloads – Support bare metal applications along with certified configurations for Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and many other environments.
  • Hybrid Cloud – Back up local snapshots to the cloud or quickly migrate volumes for bring-up on any S3-compliant object storage.
  • Capacity You Need – Without compromising on performance.
  • Reduced OPEX – With a platform that is energy efficient, offers inline data reduction, and is easy to maintain, so you can save on power, cooling, and labor.


Models N5100-Series N5200-Series N5800-Series
Storage Capacity  
NVMe Flash Capacity (TB)1 46 to 92 23 to 184 19 to 154
Expansion Flash RAW Capacity (TB)1 Up to 276 Up to 1105 Up to 2212
All-Flash Effective Capacity (TB)2 Up to 1395 Up to 5022 Up to 9270
Storage Controllers Dual Controller (active/active), fully redundant architecture
Ethernet Options 2x 10GbE, 4x 10GbE, 2x 40GbE
Fibre Channel Options 2x 8Gbps, 2x 16Gbps, 4x 16Gbps
Network Admin Ports 2x 10GbE, 1x 1GbE (IPMI)
Physical Specificatons  
Controller Form Factor 2RU with 24 NVMe SSD slots
Physical Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.5” x 17.2” x 24.75” (89mm x 437mm x 628mm)
Weight 67lbs (30.4kg) (with 24 NVMe drives)
Typical Power Usage (Watt) 800W (2730BTU/hr) 900W (3070BTU/hr) 1000W (3412BTU/hr)
Environmental Specifications Operating temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F ~ 95°F)
Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Operating relative humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating relative humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Software Services  
Block and File Protocols SAN Protocols (iSCSI, Fibre Channel), NAS Protocols (NFS, SMB)
Capabilities IntelliFlash Operating Environment:
Real-time deduplication and compression, snapshots and clones, space efficient thin provisioning, remote replication, S3 Cloud Connector, Live Dataset Migration, data-in-flight encryption
Management IntelliFlash web UI, configuration wizard, Analytics for IntelliFlash, VMware plug-in for vCenter and support for vCenter Linked Mode, RBAC, SRA and VAAI NAS; Microsoft SCVMM/SMI-S, IP-KVM, SNMP, PowerShell Toolkit
Hardware Availability Redundant storage controllers, fans, power supplies, and network ports; removable NVMe SSDs, SAS expansion
Basic 24x7 support via email and phone, next business day hardware replacement for defective parts, and software updates for the first 90 days.
Optional Standard and Premier Service.

1 Values indicated are RAW capacity. One MB is equal to one million bytes, one GB is equal to one billion bytes and one TB equals 1,000GB (one trillion bytes) when referring to storage capacity. Accessible capacity will vary from the stated capacity due to formatting and partitioning of the hard drives, the operating system and other factors
2 Effective capacity assumes capacity after dual-parity, data protection, and metadata overhead, and includes the benefit of data reduction with inline deduplication and compression. Data Reduction is calculated based on 80% efficiency. This efficiency can differ based on workload and or expansion shelf configuration. Where a range is present, the values are Min - Max.
N5800 supports a max of 6x 2U, FE-400 All-Flash shelves.
N5200 supports a max of 3x 2U FE-400 All-Flash or 6x 2U FE-200 shelves.
N5100 supports a max of 3x 2U, FE-100 All-Flash shelves.
N5100, N5200, N5800 can support max 6x 3U Hybrid shelves.

Top Five Reasons to Deploy IntelliFlash™ N-Series

Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe™) provides you the unique opportunity to gain native flash performance by eliminating legacy interface bottlenecks. The Tintri IntelliFlash N-Series can help drive your business success whether you have a few applications needing a performance bump or business-critical workloads needing the fastest NVMe performance available.

All workloads, running in virtualized and non-virtualized environments, benefit from accelerated transactions and simplified operations. High performance at low latency, flexibility at scale, and easy-to-use data services and analytics make IntelliFlash N-Series the choice to drive your most valuable workloads.

Accelerate your business data strategy with intelligent infrastructure, IntelliFlash N-Series!

1. Fast Got Faster – Run Your Apps at the Speed of Memory

Our unique enterprise-class NVMe storage architecture is ideal for realtime analytics, high-transaction processing workloads, and business applications. IntelliFlash’s fully optimized software stack turbocharges performance by dramatically reducing latency and increasing throughput. The N-Series enables you to upgrade to intelligent infrastructure and set new business targets.

2. Dense Got Denser – Deploy Performance Workloads at Scale

Every enterprise is struggling to manage explosive data growth; unfortunately, data center floor space, power, and cooling are key constraints that force IT administrators to find new ways of doing more with less. A creative solution is to combine the benefits of NVMe performance and the economics of SAS capacity to seamlessly grow storage density. When you deploy N-Series with flash expansion shelves (368TB raw in 2RU) you can get up to 10PB of effective capacity in just 14RU.

3. Rich Got Richer – Seamless Hybrid Cloud Data Mobility

IntelliFlash NVMe systems come with rich enterprise data management functionality – thin provisioning, deduplication, snapshots, replication, and cloning. In addition, we support hybrid cloud management and data mobility between on-premises storage and public clouds. The IntelliFlash S3 Cloud Connector supports backing up local snapshots to the cloud or quickly migrating volumes for bring-up on the cloud. This seamlessly extends private cloud data resources to the public cloud or to any S3-compliant object storage for better data center storage economics.

4. Simple Got Simpler – Optimize Your Investment

As enterprise data growth continues at an accelerated pace, organizations are under mounting pressure to make the best use of their storage investments. IntelliFlash N-Series systems simplify and optimize storage resources by supporting multiple storage media types, SAN (iSCSI, FC) and NAS (NFS, SMB3) protocols, and both physical and virtualized environments. You can choose from NVMe-flash, SAS-flash, dense-flash, and HDDs all on a single platform running a common OE. In addition, IntelliFlash systems are VM-aware. They provide VMlevel management and integrate with key VMware, Microsoft, Citrix and Oracle virtualized server and desktop technologies to simplify provisioning, backups, disaster recovery, cloning and more. The versatility of IntelliFlash N-Series simplifies your storage environment while protecting your investment as your business needs change.

5. NVMe-Flash Systems – Maximum Performance, Feature Rich

Your most demanding workloads deserve uncompromised performance – especially when they are key to your business success. IntelliFlash N-Series combines the power of NVMe, software-optimized flash management, and robust enterprise data services and analytics. This delivers exceptional performance at low latency with scalable capacity to accelerate your most demanding workloads.

Instead of managing multiple silos from different storage vendors, you can deploy IntelliFlash N-Series and select NVMe or other flash expansion shelves as dictated by your application performance, capacity, and economic requirements. Plus, you can manage all your IntelliFlash systems with the same administrative workflows and easyto-use GUI.


Tintri IntelliFlash™ NVMe Flash N-Series
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Tintri IntelliFlash Expansion Shelves
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