Monday, April 11, 2016

SanDisk Brings 12 Gbps to InfiniFlash for Data Centers

SanDisk introduced its InfiniFlash IF150 system featuring upgraded 12Gbps SAS connectivity and the same massive capacity for big data and hyperscale workloads.

The IF150 system delivers up to two million raw IOPS and consistently low latency, the IF150 system supports demanding workloads by addressing scalability and availability challenges. It offers up to half a petabyte (512 terabytes) of flash storage in one 3-rack-unit (3U) system and can directly connect up to eight off-the-shelf-servers.

SanDisk cites a $1 per GB price point for raw flash.  Compression and de-dupe capability in storage software (available from SanDisk InfiniFlash ecosystem partners) can further reduce the effective price per GB.

“Since its launch, the game-changing performance and economic benefits of the InfiniFlash System have been recognized by customers—from data centers in research institutions doing big data analytics to web providers, hyperscalers and video streaming companies who manage data on a massive scale, and more,” said Ravi Swaminathan, vice president and general manager of systems and software solutions at SanDisk. “With our new IF150 system, we have pushed the performance even further, while at the same time delivering massive-scale storage at a price point that makes business sense.”

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