There are moments when it’s an extraordinarily rewarding experience to work for a great company like SanDisk®. Winning platinum of the Storage Insider German IT Awards 2015 in the All-Flash Array category, just seven months after bringing our first all-flash storage system to market, is certainly one of them.
Data centers are increasingly taxed to provide everything with a minimal budget. And the superior density, extreme performance, scalability and low power consumption of flash has been revolutionizing TCO and enabling new possibilities for organizations and applications.
We capitalized on the long history of industry-leading innovation at SanDisk and our end-to-end vertical integration to bring out our first all-flash array. But we didn’t just want to add another all-flash array to the market, we set out to redefine this category.
A New Category is Born
InfiniFlash is a massive scale-out, all-flash storage system that provides boundless scale, efficiency, and resiliency for hyperscale and cloud workloads, dramatically reducing cost and complexity. The revolutionary platform creates a new category for the IT industry, termed by IDC as “Big Data Flash.”
The system introduces a new flash form factor, resulting in a platform that can deliver compelling TCO and dramatic space and energy savings in a fault-tolerant architecture with low servicing requirements.
The 3U rack system delivers 50x the performance, 5x the density, and 4x the reliability of traditional hard disk drive (HDD) arrays while consuming 80% less energy! And it starts at less than $1 per gigabyte (GB), and breaks the $2 per GB barrier for an all-flash system without compression or de-duplication technologies.
This is the path to next-generation data center architectures capable of supporting workloads with instant access to petabytes of data.
So what makes InfiniFlash the best all-flash storage system for Big Data? Learn more on SanDisk.com and join the conversation with us at @BigDataFlash.
For German speakers, you can learn more about the award and the event here.
Congratulations to all the teams involved in making our vision into a reality.
Gary Lyng is a senior executive with extensive experience and success in driving business growth and market leadership in enterprise storage, software, and application-development markets. He currently leads marketing for Western Digital's Data Center Systems business unit.Prior to Western Digital and his role at SanDisk, Gary has held leadership positions in marketing, product management, business operations at EMC, NetApp, HP, and VERITAS Software. He has worked with a number of early stage organizations raising financing with leading venture partners, developing products and executing go-to-market strategies.