SanDisk and Supermicro today announced a strategic alliance to bring out new software defined all-flash storage solutions for the data center. At the core of this collaboration are SanDisk’s InfiniFlash System -a high-capacity flash-based storage system and Supermicro’s servers.
These solutions will also be made available with Nexenta’s flagship Open SDS unified file and block storage platform, and the NexentaStor platform.
InfiniFlash is a storage platform created by SanDisk offering 5x the density, 50x the performance and 4x the reliability, while consuming 80 percent less power than traditional hard disk drive (HDD) arrays. InfiniFlash is starting at less than $1 per gigabyte (GB) without requiring compression or de-duplication technologies. With software stacks that offer data reduction schemes, the effective cost/GB goes down even more.
The Nexenta software plus Supermicro and InfiniFlash IF100 System is capable of scaling up to four Petabyte (PB) configurations and is featuring sub-millisecond response times and more than 8 Million flash IOPS in a rack.