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Flash Memory Summit SanDisk Fusion-io

You’ve read the media buzz over the last few weeks, and finally, today’s announcement concludes that SanDisk is acquiring one of the industry’s groundbreaking companies—Fusion-io. There’s a lot to celebrate, and with it much to look forward to for the future of flash technology! I want to take this opportunity to welcome the Fusion-io team - we’re excited to have you become part of our … [Read more...]

A New IT World: How Software and Flash Are Shaping the Future Data Center – Highlights from HP Storage Summit in Macau

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I recently attended the HP Storage Summit 2014 in Macau, China. I wanted to share some key trends and technologies that were discussed in the conference’s various presentations, and why they are having such a profound impact on the storage industry today. A New Style of IT In the opening presentations by David Scott, senior vice president and general manager, HP storage, “Changing nothing risks … [Read more...]

Vote for SanDisk in the 2014 Storage Magazine Storries Awards

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The Storries awards are the UK’s leading storage industry awards issued by Storage Magazine. Each year IT managers, directors and other readers are asked to nominate the best companies in the storage industry before a shortlist is opened for a public vote. This year SanDisk has been shortlisted for a whopping 11 awards!! Our growth in the enterprise storage market has been substantial over … [Read more...]

Vote for SanDisk in the 2014 DCS Awards!

DCS awards 2014 finalist

Continuing our fantastic award success over the past six months, among them Storage System Software Product of the Year, Best Solid State Storage Product of the Year and Visionary Product Award, we’ve been shortlisted for not one, but two DCS Awards this year! What have we been shortlisted for? Datacentre ICT Storage Hardware Product of the Year Last year we announced ULLtraDIMM™ SSD, which … [Read more...]

FlashSoft Applied: Speeding Up The Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things is the aggregate of all connected devices and includes smart phones, tablets, new wearables, automobiles, and even home thermostats such as those of Google’s recent acquisition Nest. It is estimated that by the year 2020 there will be approximately 30 billion connected devices or “things” making up the Internet of Things. All of these connected devices will generate enormous … [Read more...]

FlashSoft Applied: Virtualizing Mission Critical Applications

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The key obstacle to virtualizing mission critical applications has always been performance. By definition, server consolidation means running multiple workloads on a single shared hardware platform. While todays CPUs and memory provide the raw compute power to handle most virtualization workloads many storage systems are now the performance bottleneck. The reason why storage systems are now the … [Read more...]

Comparing SSD Options for Virtualized Environments: the Better-Best Approach

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In a recent blog post, Storage Switzerland lead analyst Georg Crump describes various methods for evaluating if your virtual environment can benefit from SSDs, and how they might be used. This is a great post that gives some good insights on how to best capture the resource utilization metrics to identify performance bottlenecks. This process of evaluation is something we also discuss … [Read more...]

FlashSoft Applied: Building Cloud Infrastructure

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I came across the Cisco Global Cloud Index and found the data center virtualization and cloud computing transition interesting. Data center virtualization and cloud computing transition: • The ratio of workloads to non-virtualized traditional servers will increase from 1.7 in 2012 to 2.3 by 2017. • The ratio of workloads to non-virtualized cloud servers will increase from 6.5 in 2012 to … [Read more...]

FlashSoft Applied: Reducing I/O Latency for Electronic Health Records

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A recent study on the Clinical Benefits of Electronic Health Record Use* found that physicians with EHRs reported EHR use Enhanced patient care overall (78 percent) Helped them access a patient's chart remotely (81 percent) Alerted them to a potential medication error (65 percent) Alerted them to critical lab values (62 percent) Between 30 and 50 percent of physicians reported that … [Read more...]

Highlights From Our Customer Panel at Gartner Data Center Conference

Gartner Conference SanDisk Panelists

As we wrapped up at the Gartner Data Center Conference last month, we reflected on the highlights of the event for SanDisk. We felt that many of the analyst sessions validated some of the key points we've been hearing from our customers:  the storage industry is evolving, and flash is a key driver for increased performance and efficiency in the data center. In particular, the increased attention … [Read more...]