SanDisk Powers 5 of the 10 Coolest Flash Products of the Year

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Everybody in the industry is glued to magazine websites at this time of the year to see if any of their products and achievements made it into the year’s end lists. What were remarkable achievements in the industry? Did we stand out? Who were the trendsetters, and what were the products that were making waves in 2014? Optimus MAX 4TB SAS SSD Comes Out on Top CRN magazine recently published … [Read more...]

Why Flash Is The Gift On Your Data Center Wish List

Data Center Wish List

The holidays are approaching and depending on where you are on the globe you may already feel the festive season. Here in the US cities and houses are getting decorated, the shopping craze for gifts has begun, and like Santa Claus, you are carefully reading and scrutinizing your kids’ wish lists. If you work in IT, you know that there’s always plenty of room for improvement. So if your data … [Read more...]

Gartner Conferences Focus a Spotlight on the Process of Transforming Data Centers

the Process of Transforming Data Centers

Data centers are undergoing a period of technology transformation designing their infrastructure to innovate with add ground-breaking technologies, even as the data center maintains its core production systems with enterprise service levels. This kind of disruptive innovation is being called “bi-modal” IT by Gartner Inc. analysts, including Gartner managing analyst Ray Paquet, who described it, … [Read more...]

1200 Virtual Desktops in 3-node All-Flash Virtual SAN (VSAN)

Fig 3: Disk Sensitive Operations Response Measured Using VMware View Planner

As 2015 approaches, I wanted to conclude my last blog of this year by discussing our latest all-flash Virtual SAN (VSAN) testing. and to share some of our plans for next year for VSAN and other areas of virtualization. Before getting into the results of our latest testing, I want to point to several of my personal highlights from this past year: 3-Node VSAN: The VMware Horizon View VDI … [Read more...]

Top Predictions for Enterprise Flash in 2015

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Last year, as I looked ahead to the enterprise flash technology trends I saw emerging in 2014, I opened my prediction blog post with the following sentence: “This past year has been a phenomenal year for the enterprise storage industry.” When I wrote that sentence, I did not guess just how phenomenal 2014 would be, particularly for flash storage technology! Flash is transforming the server and … [Read more...]

Leaving Vegas…

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As the members of the SanDisk team returned to McCarran Airport, we had a chance to reflect on the week’s events at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas. It’s clear that more than ever, IT planners have been asking Gartner analysts about cloud computing, virtualization and the Software Defined Data Center. At the same time, … [Read more...]

SanDisk Enterprise at TechNet Asia-Pacific

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Guest blog post by Dolly Isaa, Director of Sales Engineering - Federal ALOHA!  Next week, SanDisk Enterprise will be at TechNet Asia-Pacific showcasing solutions that enable the flash-transformed data center. TechNet Asia-Pacific is the region's premier and largest event for defense and government technology. Fusion-io, now a SanDisk company, has been a leading provider of flash technology … [Read more...]

Join SanDisk Enterprise at HP Discover Barcelona

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Guest blog post by Thelen Blum, Product Marketing Manager Next week we’re excited to head back to Barcelona (after a great week at VMworld in Barcelona last month) and join thousands of IT professionals and our partners at HP Discover! SanDisk enterprise flash solutions, which now include Fusion ioMemory, are transforming the data center - from accelerating applications to enable better … [Read more...]

What Happens In Vegas…

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Once again, the first week of December will find many of the folks from SanDisk’s enterprise solutions team at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas. This year we see an even greater interest in the flash-based systems and software that SanDisk has brought to market. And it’s no wonder, as the industry is having a sharper focus … [Read more...]

Connecting the Data Bytes: IT Professionals Chime in on Flash in the Data Center

SanDisk Data Bytes

SanDisk has put in place a number of building blocks for its data center offerings over the last three years to help bring the flash-transformed enterprise to life. This includes the introduction of leadership technologies such as our ULLtraDIMM SSD, ZetaScale software and the 4TB SAS Optimus MAX SSD, as well as the acquisitions of Pliant, FlashSoft, Schooner Technologies, Smart Storage Systems … [Read more...]