Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SanDisk and IBM Team on Software-Defined All-Flash Storage

SanDisk and IBM announced a collaboration focused on next-generation, software-defined, all-flash storage solutions for the data center.

The partnership brings together SanDisk’s InfiniFlash System—a high-capacity and extreme-performance flash-based software defined storage system with IBM Spectrum Scale filesystem, which a software-defined, distributed, parallel filesystem, for high performance, large scale workloads on-premises or in the cloud. Featuring the ability to automatically tier data based on application needs, the Spectrum Scale software-defined storage solution provides file, object, and integrated data analytics for:

  • Compute clusters (technical computing)
  • Big data and analytics
  • Cognitive computing
  • Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)
  • Private cloud
  • Content repositories

“Our initiative with IBM brings the best of both worlds to data centers: breakthrough economics compared to traditional all-flash array deployments, and dramatically higher performance, improved reliability and lower power consumption compared to hard disk drive-based arrays,” said Ravi Swaminathan, vice president and general manager, System and Software Solutions, SanDisk. “These offerings enable customers to economically deploy flash at petabyte-scale, which drive business growth through new services and offerings for their end-customers.”


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