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See the value SanDisk flash products bring to Microsoft Data Center solutions, and how channel partners can flash-optimize and transform customers' data centers

15,000 Microsoft channel partners will flock to Orlando, FL, to attend the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference on July 12-16. If you’re a channel partner, it’s likely that you or your organization will be there. We will be, and we’d love to visit with you during the week!

As a Gold Sponsor of WPC, SanDisk® will highlight the value our flash products bring to Microsoft Data Center solutions, and more specifically, how channel partners can flash-optimize and transform their customers’ data centers. Below are the highlights of what you will see from us at WPC.

Visit SanDisk in booth #900

The SanDisk solution stations and theater presentations will help you understand how a SanDisk flash-optimized data center delivers significant business value to your customers by providing:

  • Faster-time-to-insight with SQL Server data warehouse solutions
  • Ultra-low latency and high performance transaction processing
  • Server-side caching to optimize storage efficiency and app performance
  • Greater scale and performance of virtualized environments/applications
  • TCA and TCO benefits of SanDisk flash with Microsoft technologies

Our booth is designed to maximize your learning experience. The SanDisk theater will run sessions every 30 minutes, with 4 solution stations staffed by flash experts ready to discuss flash-optimized Data Warehouse, OLTP, Server Caching, and Virtualization solutions.

If you’d like to arrange a 30-minute technology or Partner Program briefing while at WPC, please send me a note (david.reeves@sandisk.com) and we’ll make it happen.

Join Our Speaking Session

While at WPC, make sure to attend Peter Plamondon’s featured session: 

Leverage SanDisk Flash to Optimize SQL Server Performance and Drive New Cost Economics.

Peter Plamondon WPCAs Director of Strategic Partner Ecosystems, Peter has managed the Microsoft/SanDisk partnership for the last four years. An expert in how flash transforms Microsoft data center solutions, Peter works closely with Microsoft to ensure SanDisk flash solutions are optimized to significantly impact business productivity.

Peter’s session will discuss:

  • How to optimize SQL Server performance, scalability, and reliability with flash
  • How to achieve new levels of data center technical and cost efficiencies
  • How SanDisk flash solutions flip the /faster bit and accelerate the database and application tiers

Join Peter on Tuesday, July 14, at 12:30 in the Partner Sponsor Theater (located on the expo floor).

The Microsoft, SanDisk, and Partner Opportunity

With the end of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fast approaching, customers are now preparing to move to a new database platform that most likely will require a hardware refresh. This is where you can turn an upgrade into an opportunity to optimize your customers business operations.

The move to SQL Server 2014 brings your customers a new, more expensive licensing model. We can help you, help them. Servers coupled with SanDisk flash storage can save customers hundreds of thousands of dollars on their SQL Server upgrade. By maximizing server consolidation with Fusion ioMemory Application Accelerators, they can run more virtual machines with larger workloads on the same server. That means they can reduce the number of servers and cores they need to license – and save on the space, cooling and networking SQL Server infrastructure requires. Add to that faster throughput, a better end-user experience and less equipment needed to monitor and support, and you have a compelling solution to bring to your customers. With these savings, you will be a hero. And, hopefully, be able to move those savings to your consulting and service offerings.

The SQL05 EOS event is a tremendous opportunity for you to optimize and transform your customers’ business operations. Learn more here, then stop by and speak with us about how to do so.

See you at WPC!

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