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We’re thrilled to take part in VMworld Europe! Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect at our booth, technical sessions and partner demos.

Beth Caltagirone

Director, Marketing Communications, Data Center Systems

Next week, our team will be in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2015! Whether you are modernising legacy applications, contending with the growth of data storage or struggling to meet increasing SLAs with a flat budget – we have solutions to help you transform your infrastructure with flash.

Announced at VMworld 2015 US

VMworld US was a great event! We introduced FlashSoft 4.0, the new version of our software, designed specifically for use with vSphere 6.0 (and gives you the option of write-back as well as write-through caching, to provide flash performance for write-intensive workloads and supports not only VMFS, but also NFS, Virtual Volumes and Virtual SAN datastores). We also announced three new, powerful reference architectures for VMware Virtual SAN, (that allow customers to deploy business critical applications, databases, virtual desktops and other IT workloads with less effort, while gaining exceptional performance on VMware’s hyper-converged, software-defined and cost-effective Virtual SAN) and we showcased how our technology powers innovation across our partner ecosystem.

We’re thrilled to take part in VMworld Europe. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect at our booth, technical sessions and partner demos.

Join SanDisk® in booth #S202

SanDisk provides building blocks that enable VMware’s software defined data center strategy as flash virtualisation is the key to software defined storage. Our flash experts will be in the SanDisk booth where we’ll be showing several demos of our solutions, including:

FlashSoft 4.0

FlashSoft 4.0 is the virtual data service integrated with VAIO for IO acceleration. See why SanDisk is the VMware design partner for caching APIs and learn about FlashSoft SPBM VAIO-integrated data service for all datastores (Virtual data service integrated with VAIO, VMFS, NFS).

Virtual SAN 6

SanDisk will show the industry’s broadest portfolio of certified Flash PCIe, SAS, SATA and NVDIM products for VMware Virtual SAN 6 Software-Defined Storage including:

  • Fusion ioMemory: the only product family certified for the highest performance class for Virtual SAN 6 and the highest capacity for certified products for the caching tier.
  • Optimus MAX: the highest capacity of all certified products for Virtual SAN capacity tier.

We will also be showcasing three recorded demos of Virtual SAN reference architectures and solutions jointly developed with VMware and OEM partners that utilise some of the above products including:

  • A Lenovo All-Flash Virtual SAN Reference Architecture that delivers over 3 million New Orders per Minute (NOPMs) using SQL Server – the highest OLTP number published for Virtual SAN.
  • An HP Hybrid-Virtual SAN solution for VDI Desktops that uses the Fusion ioMemory product and is certified for the highest performance class for Virtual SAN.
  • A Dell All-Flash Virtual SAN Solution for VDI desktop that support 200 virtual desktops per node or 800 desktops in a 4-node cluster.

Visitors to the SanDisk Booth will be able to get hard copies of the SanDisk Certified Products for Virtual SAN and Reference Architectures Matrix, a solution brief of an All-Flash Virtual SAN Solution and a “VDI for Dummies” booklet.

Prizes

Beyond our fun giveaways we’ll also be having daily prize drawing of an X3 drone! So make sure to stop by for your chance to win.

Technical Sessions – Learn From our Experts!

STO5157 – Running Business Critical Applications with VMware All Flash Virtual SAN
Wednesday, Oct 14, at 11:00 AM
Hall 8.0, Room 34
Jase McCarty – Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
Biswapati Bhattacharjee – Technical Marketing Manager, SanDisk

FlashSoft: Real-World Software-Defined Storage Acceleration
Thursday, Oct 15 at 11:20AM
Exchange Theatre
Tom Matson – Director, Software Solution Sales, SanDisk

STO5704 – Using Virtual Data Services for IO Acceleration in vSphere
Thursday, Oct 15, at 12:00 PM
Hall 8.0, Room 36
Manish Apte – Product Manager, SanDisk

Partner Ecosystem

See how SanDisk technology is powering innovation – see our partner solutions at VMworld:

Lenovo Booth #1537
Join Tom Matson in the Lenovo Booth Mini Theater for a demo on Real-World Software-Defined Storage Acceleration and Virtual SAN and see our joint architecture for VMware Virtual SAN utilising SanDisk Optimus SSDs.

Dell Booth #1417
Learn more about how Dell leverage SanDisk DAS Cache to accelerate their latest generations of servers as well as their Virtual SAN architecture powered by SanDisk flash.

HP Booth #1205
See how SanDisk and HP are accelerating VDI Application Response Times.

CloudByte Booth #2537
See how SanDisk flash and solid-state drive technologies have enabled CloudByte to take enterprise storage virtualisation to the next level.

Maxta, Inc. Booth #2205
The combination of Maxta MxSP with SanDisk Fusion ioMemory PCIe Application Accelerators provides optimized performance for a range of virtualized workloads that flexibly scale to meet current and future needs

Nexenta Booth #1613
Get to know high-performance, scalable and cost-effective storage solutions from Nexenta using SanDisk flash technology.

SIOS Technology Corp. Booth #1946
See how to combine SIOS software with the power and performance of SanDisk Fusion ioMemory solutions.

Supermicro Booth #2223
Supermicro’s Enterprise-Ready solutions with SanDisk technology are the heart of information in many of the world’s largest data centers.  Supermicro servers, and SanDisk PCIe and SSD solutions, provide unparalleled application performance.

Tegile Booth #1037
Discover Tegile’s IntelliFlash HD Flash Platform with SanDisk InfiniFlash and their new generation of affordable hybrid storage arrays incorporating SanDisk flash technology.

Get Ready!

Here are some helpful videos and webinars you can watch ahead of the event:

SanDisk and VMware:
Learn about SanDisk and VMware close partnership on Virtual SAN from Charles Fan, SVP and GM of VMware Storage and Availability and John Scaramuzzo, SVP of SanDisk’s Enterprise Storage Solutions.


Webinar: Running Business Critical Applications and VDI with All Flash VMware VSAN
Learn about running business critical applications with Virtual SAN, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS) with Patric Chang, Senior Director from SanDisk and Michael Haag, Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware Storage and Availability from VMware

Webinar: Using VMware Virtual Data Services for Storage Acceleration in vSphere 6
In this joint webinar, representatives from VMware and SanDisk discuss VMware’s vision for software-defined storage. You’ll learn how SanDisk’s host-level SSD caching software, which is fully integrated with Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), to safely and easily accelerate IO between VMs and VMDKs. This allows VMware administrators to vastly improve storage IO performance by cost-effectively delivering flash performance without overhauling or replacing your current storage

 

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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