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SanDisk Corporation Creates New Storage Category with InfiniFlash All-Flash Storage System
Mar 3 15
SanDisk Corporation unveiled a revolutionary all-flash storage platform that creates a new category for the IT industry, termed by IDC as Big Data Flash. Built using open source software, SanDisk’s InfiniFlash storage system delivers massive capacity, extreme performance, and superior reliability to big data and hyperscale workloads, while significantly reducing data center complexity and costs. InfiniFlash is configured with up to 64 specially-designed, hot-swappable cards, each providing an unprecedented 8TB of flash capacity. Together, the cards deliver half a petabyte of raw flash storage in a 3-rack-unit enclosure, which is able to connect with up to eight off-the-shelf servers. InfiniFlash is the next generation storage platform. Available in three different configurations, this breakthrough offering provides 5x the density2, 50x the performance and 4x the reliability, while consuming 80% less power as compared to traditional hard disk drive arrays and far surpasses the capabilities of existing all-flash arrays which focus solely on performance3. InfiniFlash also delivers breakthrough pricing for an all-flash hardware solution at less than $1 per gigabyte, and breaks the $2 per GB barrier for an all-flash system4 without requiring compression or de-duplication technologies. Through the disaggregation of compute, switching and storage capabilities, InfiniFlash enables the use of flash for primary and secondary storage with new benchmarks in low total acquisition costs and extremely compelling total cost of ownership. The InfiniFlash system is configured with up to 64 specially-designed, hot-swappable cards, each providing an unprecedented 8TB of flash capacity. Together, the cards deliver half a petabyte of raw flash storage in a 3-rack-unit enclosure, which is able to connect with up to eight off-the-shelf servers. The InfiniFlash system’s modular storage design supports various operating system and storage stack offerings. It includes the award-winning, performance-optimized SanDisk ION Accelerator™ software stack, from Fusion-io, for block storage applications. For scale-out block and object storage workloads, InfiniFlash utilizes the ‘flash-intelligent’, open source CEPH platform to deliver enterprise-class data services. These offerings include development libraries and a software development kit that allow customers to optimize applications for use with the system in order to obtain even better performance, efficiency and TCO. SanDisk continues to work with its OEM partners to bring innovative flash solutions to market. SanDisk will also leverage its relationships with channel partners, value-added resellers and system integrators to deploy InfiniFlash and other SanDisk flash-powered solutions for enterprise and hyperscale customers. InfiniFlash system service, maintenance, and support are also provided by SanDisk and its go-to-market partners.
Wolters Kluwer Health Chooses GigaSpaces XAP with SanDisk ZetaScale Software to Support Data Growth and Faster Processing of Mission-Critical Data
Mar 3 15
GigaSpaces Technologies announced that Wolters Kluwer Health will use XAP MemoryXtend to enable scaling of the growing volume of data processed by its Sentri7®clinical decision support application and to reduce its hardware footprint. GigaSpaces joined forces with SanDisk Corporation to deliver XAP MemoryXtend with SanDisk ZetaScale™ software, to provide customers like Wolters Kluwer Health faster data processing at lower cost. Sentri7 is a web-based, real-time, decision support application that drives continuous improvement and empowers healthcare organizations to achieve excellence in care delivery. It addresses multiple infection prevention responsibilities, including investigation of HAIs, isolation management, MDRO management and compliance with federal and state reporting requirements. Sentri7 also delivers surveillance, documentation and reporting for antimicrobial stewardship, VTE/anticoagulation, medication management and medication safety. Sentri7 uses a high performance rules engine combined with an in-memory data grid to deliver real-time data, documentation and reporting. With XAP MemoryXtend, the application is able to process data up to 20 times faster, allowing for peak performance and high scalability to keep information flowing freely.
SanDisk Introduces its First Memory Cards Engineered Specifically for Dashboard Cameras and Home Video Monitoring Systems
Mar 1 15
SanDisk Corporation introduced the company's first high endurance microSDXC memory card built to withstand up to 10,000 hours of Full HD Video1 recording. 64GB SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring microSDXC memory card. Leveraging its deep expertise in NAND flash and systems technology capabilities, SanDisk developed a proprietary technology and process to enable high-intensity recording. Through rigorous testing, the new technology has proven itself to enable the company to reach a new milestone -- a 64GB2 microSDXC card that allows consumers to write and rewrite up to 10,000 hours of Full HD video recording. The new SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring microSDXC/microSDHC cards are designed specifically for dash cameras and home video monitoring systems, ensuring drivers and homeowners have reliable video evidence at their fingertips. The high endurance card is also available in 32GB capacity, which can withstand up to 5,000 hours of Full HD1 recording. With the new SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring microSDHC/microSDXC cards, security-minded consumers no longer have to worry about their card sustaining long-term, continuous recording scenarios.
SanDisk Corporation Introduces iNAND 7132 Storage Solution
Mar 1 15
SanDisk Corporation introduced the iNAND 7132 storage solution, the most advanced embedded storage solution from SanDisk to date. Designed for use in mobile devices, the iNAND 7132 storage solution features SanDiskâ s new iNAND Accelerator Architecture with SmartSLC technology, an innovative new storage architecture that quickly and intelligently responds on-demand to mobile users needs and gives superior experiences to the most data-intensive applications. Available in capacities up to 64GB1, iNAND 7132 storage solution enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to introduce a new generation of high-capacity smartphones, tablets and connected devices that offer exceptional user experiences. SanDisk's New, Best-in-Class Embedded Flash Drive with Innovative Storage Architecture Enables 1Gb Per Second or Higher Data Transfer Speed on Demand. iNAND 7132 storage solution is built with SanDisk's 1Y nanometer 3-bit-per-cell (X3) NAND flash storage. When combined with the driveâ s SmartSLC technology, this storage solution offers near single-level-cell performance when the user need demands it, with the storage solution boasting sequential write speeds of up to 1Gb per second and beyond2. It brings tremendous performance to even the most data-intensive business, video, photography and mobile gaming applications, as well as supports 802.11ac and 802.11ad network standards. The incredible speed of the iNAND 7132 storage solution also enables device makers to push the design boundaries of smartphone photography and video functionality. When used in optimized smartphones, the performance of the iNAND 7132 storage solution supports professional grade digital photography capabilities, including image capture in RAW format, thereby expanding the possibilities of image capture and processing. In addition, 4K Ultra HD video can be captured and played back with ease. In addition to its advanced new architecture, iNAND 7132 storage solution uses e.MMC 5.0+ specification and incorporates a sophisticated error correction hardware and software technology that enhances its endurance and responsiveness, and reduces latency. This enables devices with the iNAND 7132 storage solution to perform at high levels throughout the life of the device, even as the storage continues to fill up. SanDisk, which works with all major smartphone and tablet manufacturers, optimized the iNAND 7132 storage solution to seamlessly work with application processors and bring performance to Android, Chrome and Windows based smartphones, tablets and connected devices. In addition to improving the performance on popular system platforms and applications, iNAND 7132 storage solution helps reduce performance restrictions for application developers, enabling new possibilities in mobile device design. iNAND 7132 storage solution is supported by advanced simulation, trouble-shooting and engineering tools that enable mobile manufacturers to quickly and easily integrate the device into mobile device designs. This offers the potential to significantly reduce the time from product development to product availability. Specific features and specifications include: Built on the e.MMC 5.0+ HS400 specification. Sequential write/read speeds up toÂ 125/280 MB/s3. eatures unique application architecture enhancements that reduce latency and support. consistent performance. Supports up to 3 fps of RAW image capture3. Available in packages just 11.5mm x 13mm in size and as thin as 0.8 mm enabling integration in slim host devices. Samples of the iNAND 7132 storage solution are currently available to customers in capacities up to 64GB.
SanDisk Unveils the Highest Capacity microSD™ Card
Mar 1 15
SanDisk Corporation introduced the 200GB SanDisk Ultra ® microSDXC™ UHS-I card, Premium Edition. SanDisk has increased storage capacity by 56% within the same fingernail-sized form factor. Keeping up with the demands of today’s mobile users, the new card provides the freedom to capture, save and share photos, videos and other files without worrying about storage limitations. SanDisk achieved this capacity by leveraging the proprietary technology developed last year for the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, and creating a new design and production process that allows for more bits per die. Through SanDisk’s updated Memory Zone app users will have even greater control over their mobile device's memory storage. In the Memory Zone app, users can engage the OptiMem™ app feature which monitors the phone’s memory levels to inform users whenever the internal memory falls below a user-defined threshold. Once this threshold is reached, the OptiMem app feature will automatically transfer some of their old photos and videos to their microSD card, leaving them with more internal memory to continue making memories. The app, available for free download from the Google Play™ store, is compatible with most Android-powered devices and allows users to easily locate, organize, transfer and back up data. The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, features a ten-year limited warranty 3 and will be available worldwide in second quarter at an MSRP of $399.99.