GleSYS Internet Services AB Deploys Nexenta and SanDisk's Combined System

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Nexenta, a provider of storageSANTA CLARA, CA : Nexenta, a provider of the Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, and SanDisk Corporation, a flash storage solutions provider, have announced that their joint All Flash Software-Defined Storage solution, has been deployed at GleSYS Internet Services AB (GleSYS), a next-generation cloud platform provider. The solution delivers cost effective, high performance storage architecture, empowering GleSYS and its customers to quickly scale capacity as required. GleSYS provides flexible, scalable, hosted Internet solutions to nearly 3,500 customers around the world.

Prior to selecting the Nexenta/SanDisk joint solution, GleSYS was struggling to ensure the reliability of its storage solutions for their customers, many of whom required extra performance provisioning. “We needed to find a solution provider that could actually understand our use case and what we wanted to do,” said Glenn Johansson, founder and chief executive officer at GleSYS.

Following the advice of Layer 8 IT-Services, a company focused on delivering smart data center solutions based on software-defined innovations, GleSYS began to consider flash storage to solve the issues it was experiencing. Layer 8 suggested the company to investigate the joint solution from Nexenta and SanDisk. GleSYS implemented the NexentaStor/InfiniFlash solution in its facility within weeks, intending to use the new system for primary storage and the existing architecture for secondary storage.

“SanDisk’s InfiniFlash system and Nexenta’s NexentaStor succeeded in providing GleSYS with a seamless, simple-to-manage, cost-efficient solution, that delivers substantial performance gains over traditional hard disk drive-based systems,” said Ravi Swaminathan, vice president and general manager, Systems and Software Solutions, SanDisk. “By partnering with Nexenta, we are delighted to provide GleSYS with a scalable solution that ensures the reliability of its storage solutions for customers during this time of phenomenal growth.”

With the NexentaStor/InfiniFlash solution it now runs at a constant 20k IOPS to its previous of 12k IOPS and a latency of less than 1.5ms in its daily operations. In terms of data center footprint, GleSYS has a 64TB hybrid storage solution allocating 16U. The solution based on NexentaStor/InfiniFlash IF100 can hold up to 512TB in only 7U.