It has been an exciting year in the storage industry, and it seems the era of big data is finally upon us transforming enterprise data centers into fully virtualized systems, efficient and powerful. I’m excited to share the latest SanDisk® Enterprise news that Dell, VMware and SanDisk have joined forces to provide IT professionals with a new way to leverage system resources and meet the performance demands that are driving these changes.
SanDisk low latency SAS enterprise SSDs within Dell PowerEdge® R720 servers and Dell PowerEdge® T620 servers are now certified for use with VMware Virtual SAN™. VMware Virtual SAN is an innovative software-defined storage tier that clusters server direct-attached HDDs and SSDs to create a highly resilient converged storage infrastructure optimized for virtual machines. Virtual SAN extends the hypervisor to pool both compute and storage. It is seamlessly integrated with VMware vSphere, implementing a scale-out, highly available architecture with built-in read/write caching on SSDs for high performance capabilities.
The combination of SanDisk SSDs with Dell PowerEdge servers is an ideal solution to run VMware Virtual SAN, and it allows customers to fully leverage the system’s built-in caching and high resiliency capabilities to minimize storage latency, while preventing data loss in the event of disk, host or network failures. The powerful solution delivers customers with performance that’s equivalent to traditional storage and offers lower capital and operating expenses. Reducing total cost of ownership is one of the biggest challenges for today’s IT departments confronting the onslaught of big data, and a topic we frequently address on this blog.
This certification provides customers with powerful enterprise storage solutions that enable disruptive performance gains and offer cost-effective enhancement for the infrastructures of today and for the data centers of tomorrow.
Interested in learning more? Here are some great resources:
- SanDisk press release
- Learn more about SanDisk Lightning SAS SSDs
- Details on Dell PowerEdge R720 and PowerEdge T620 servers
- Explore the VMware VSAN technology platform
- Have questions? Ping us on Twitter: @SanDiskDataCtr
or write me directly: @FlashStorageMan
What’s more? To celebrate VMware’s Virtual SAN qualification of SanDisk flash memory storage, SanDisk is giving away $500 worth of Best Buy gift cards. For your chance to win, click here to participate in our survey.*
* Contest open to US residents only. Must submit entries by December 17th, 2013