VMware VDI Desktop Recompose Testing Using SanDisk ULLtraDIMM – Impact on User Downtime

Total IOPS During Pool Recompose

In the weeks approaching VMworld 2014, I have been sharing our testing results and deployment suggestions showing the most advantageous impacts of SSDs in virtualized environments. Working on some of the important VDI administrator use cases, I wanted to showcase how VDI administrators can reap the benefits of flash solutions to relieve bottlenecks and obstacles and to highlight use cases where … [Read more...]

Flash Transforming Healthcare IT

Legacy bottlenecks vs SSDs

When we imagine what our healthcare services will look like in the future, we foresee a data-driven, mobile revolution, where we, and our medical caretakers, can receive instantaneous examination results, where complex scans deliver images on the spot, and analytics take our medical history and deliver insights to patterns or possible risks. But as the healthcare industry moves towards a … [Read more...]

SanDisk at VMworld 2014

SanDisk flash transformed virtualization VMworld 2014

- Guest post by Henri Richard, SVP Worldwide OEM and Enterprise Sales If you are looking to dive into the latest in virtualization and cloud technology, there are few opportunities as great as VMworld to get hands-on learning. It’s the place to discover the latest trends and solutions, meet with industry experts and network with IT professionals from around the globe. For us at SanDisk, … [Read more...]

SanDisk at VMworld 2014 – Flash-Transformed Virtualization for Virtual Desktops, Virtual SANs, and Application/Database Acceleration

VMworld

SanDisk will be demoing solutions for VMware’s Virtual SAN and VMware Horizon in booth #1023 Bring-your-own-Device (BYOD) has forced the hand of IT departments to accommodate, despite early reluctance, the plethora of phones and tablets for end-user productivity by the way of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). To support BYOD, VMware Horizon enables an “any device, anywhere” policy for … [Read more...]

Dispatches from Flash Memory Summit 2014

Steve Wozniak at Flash Memory Summit

This year’s Flash Memory Summit (FMS), in Santa Clara, CA, brought new milestones to the conference – and a broader discussion of application acceleration and business impacts from the use of flash technology. It was great to see that wider discussion develop, along with highly technical presentations about everything from flash to emerging technologies like NVMe, and 3D flash. The business … [Read more...]

VMware VDI Pool Creation Testing Using SanDisk ULLtraDIMM™ – Impact on Desktop Creation

Linked-clone-desktop-pool-creation

In the weeks approaching VMworld 2014, I have been sharing more of SanDisk’s testing results and deployment suggestions, showing the most advantageous impacts of SSDs in virtualized environments. Here are some of my recent blog posts: VMware Virtual SAN - Benchmarking VDI workloads using SanDisk SSDs VMware Swap to Host Cache Testing Using SanDisk SSDs – Impact on VM Density, TCO and … [Read more...]

Further ULLtraDIMM Unveiling and Other Hidden Benefits at Flash Memory Summit

Rob's t-shirt collection FMS 2014

August is an exciting time at SanDisk and the enterprise solutions team. It is the beginning of the major tradeshow season as we head into the fall. While SanDisk participates in a number of excellent trade shows throughout the year like IBM Edge, HP Discover and Computex, the months of August and September are a whirlwind of activity. This two month journey starts out it the Flash Memory Summit, … [Read more...]

The Impact of SSDs on Business Analytics: Apache Hadoop Terasort Benchmark using SanDisk SSDs

Hadoop SSD vs. HDD runtime performance comparison testing

Apache Hadoop is gaining popularity and traction in a variety of industries, due to its ability to manage and process large volumes of unstructured data (Big Data) which inundate today’s modern enterprises. We see extensive data analytics implemented on Apache Hadoop environments to empower executives with more accurate and relevant information to help them make better business decisions, … [Read more...]

Join me at Flash Memory Summit and See How SanDisk is Expanding the Possibilities of Storage

SanDisk Fusion-io Flash Memory Summit

This year’s Flash Memory Summit (FMS) is taking place August 5th-7th, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and we here at SanDisk couldn’t be more excited! In addition to participating in more than 20(!) sessions, panels, forums and tutorials we’ll also be exhibiting our entire portfolio of enterprise and embedded solutions in booth #204 and in the Fusion-io booth #600. We’ve also added a … [Read more...]

VMware VDI Boot Storm Testing Using SanDisk ULLtraDIMM – Impact on VM Availability and End User Experience

VDI boot time ULLtraDIMM SSD vs. HDD

At SanDisk, we have been researching and testing the most advantageous impacts of SSDs in virtualized environments. In the weeks approaching VMworld 2014, I will be sharing more of our testing results and deployment suggestions, including VMware Virtual SAN technical considerations, a white paper we recently published, vSphere’s ‘Swap to Host Cache’ which I recently wrote about on this blog, and … [Read more...]