SanDisk and Nexenta Rolls Out their Integrated Low Cost and High Performance All-Flash Solution

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SANTA CLARA, CA: SanDisk Corporation, a manufacturer of flash memory storage devices is integrating its all-flash InfiniFlash IF100 storage system with NexentaStor, a software platform of Nexenta which provides Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) to deliver joint solution for data center customers.

SanDisk’s InfiniFlash storage system offers extensive capacity of 512 Terabytes in 3 Units, 1 Mn Input Output operations Per Second (IOPS) and can connect up to 8 servers to address the demands of capacity workloads with low latency. InfiniFlash IF100 open platform allows applications and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to easily integrate for monitoring and health status. It also interfaces with software and applications of OEMs and HyperScalers customers.

Nexenta designs secure, high-performance and virtualization-optimized Software-Defined Storage solutions. Its flagship product ‘NexentaStor’ delivers unified files and blocks storage services that can run on industry standard hardware, scaling from tens of terabytes to petabyte configurations. NexentaStor also adorns all data management functionality by default.

Now the integrated all-flash solution will capacitate data center customers with pre-tested, full-featured, cost-effective and high-performance storage system to fulfill increasing Big Data requirements. The joint solution is built on Zetabyt File System to ensure flexible and efficient performance and functionality. Additionally, it’s capable to scale 64 Terabyte (TB) to two Petabyte (PB) configurations and backs up numerous deployment workloads, such as Big Data analytics, data warehousing, and dynamic modeling.

“By integrating with Nexenta, we are disrupting the status quo and changing the industry dynamics in favor of dramatically broader flash adoption throughout the data center,” says Ravi Swaminathan, VP of Systems and Software Solutions, SanDisk.

The joint solution offers NexentaStor's inline data reduction and high performance dual parity raid capabilities along with InfiniFlash IF100’s ability to satisfy extra low space, power and cooling requirements. The all-flash architecture will be available on Dell and Supermicro platforms.