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Talk about your healthy-sized funding rounds. Tintri, a maker of the virtualization-focused VMstore flash storage appliances, just netted $75 million in Series E funding to bring its total raised to $135 million, putting it squarely on the path to an initial public offering.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company will use the money to increase its global presence and build out infrastructure to support a rapidly growing customer base.
“It’s our strong belief that applications drive business and infrastructure exists only to support applications. The concept of application-aware storage goes way beyond merely replacing some disks with flash,” Ken Klein, Tintri CEO and chairman said in a statement.
Tintri is not the only flash storage player heading for the public markets. Nimble Storage went public in December and Pure Storage, which netted a $150 million venture round in August, is heading in this direction.
Jeff Horing, managing director of Insight Venture Partners will join the board.