Red Hat and SanDisk Enters Strategic Alliance to Streamline Robust Data Management

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 31, 2016
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RALEIGH, NC: Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions has entered into a strategic alliance with the flash storage solutions provider SanDisk to bring the combined benefits of Ceph and flash storage to enterprise customers. The combined solution aims at offering world class performance and efficient data management in slashing operational and capital expenditures.

Red Hat Ceph Storage is a massively scalable, open source, and software- defined storage system. The OpenStack community widely uses Ceph to support the storage needs of cloud architecture. SanDisk InfiFlash storage system uses Ceph storage as a preferred Ceph solution leveraging companies to serve broad sets of workloads into a tightly integrated, and high performing storage.

SanDisk InfiFlash system delivers performance of all flash arrays using hard disk drive (HDD) based system to addresses the needs of medium and large deployments. Combining Ceph and flash storage technologies reduces the cost of storage for organizations struggling to manage exponential data growth, and it also provides petabyte- scale capacity, high density and peak performance. Infiflash is specially designed to tackle the issues pertaining to flash storage of Big Data and comprehends “Big Data Flash” and “JBOF” (just a bunch of flash). The solution comprises of SanDisk’s ION accelerator software stack for block- storage applications and utilizes the open source CEPH platform and OpenStack to deliver enterprise- class data service.

“We are proud to work with SanDisk on this solution. Our alliance aims to deliver the power of scale and performance of flash technology as never before, and we believe it has the potential to disrupt today’s traditional, proprietary storage market. Our customers now have an expanded portfolio of best-of-breed platforms, as SanDisk’s InfiniFlash System and Red Hat Ceph Storage have been tested, optimized, and certified together for optimal stability and performance,” says Ranga Rangachari, Vice President and General Manager of  Storage, Red Hat.