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SanDisk: Unique Flash Integration with VMware

SanDisk is the first major vendor to break-through the challenges of integrating flash with the hypervisor without disrupting the way the administrator manages virtual servers or virtual server storage.

  • Premiered: 08/15/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): SanDisk FlashSoft Flash VM VMWare Hypervisor
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SanDisk releases FlashSoft flash caching software for vSphere

SanDisk Corp. today introduced the VMware vSphere server virtualization version of its FlashSoft flash caching software, which is designed to accelerate application performance and virtual machine (VM) density.

  • Premiered: 08/15/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchSolidStateStorage
Topic(s): TBA SanDisk TBA FlashSoft TBA VM TBA Jeff Boles TBA SSD
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Flash deployment: Look before you leap

The solid-state storage market is still a work in progress. A prudent approach will ensure that a flash deployment fits well with an overall storage strategy.

  • Premiered: 06/10/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Server Virtualization TBA Data Warehousing TBA SAS TBA Storage Management TBA SSA TBA EMC TBA Marvell TBA Qlogic TBA XtremSF TBA DragonFly TBA Intel TBA CAS TBA Proximal Data TBA AutoCache TBA SanDisk TBA FlashSoft TBA VMWare TBA hybrid storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA Primary Storage
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SanDisk Enhances FlashSoft Software for Server-Side Solid State Caching

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced a significant upgrade to its enterprise software portfolio with a new version of its FlashSoft™ software for Windows Server® and Linux operating systems. FlashSoft 3.2 server-side solid state caching software complements and enhances the performance of existing applications, and server and storage systems.

  • Premiered: 06/18/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BusinessWire
Topic(s): TBA SanDisk TBA FlashSoft TBA Flash TBA flash cache TBA Caching TBA SSD TBA DAS TBA SAN TBA SAS TBA SATA TBA scalability TBA hot data
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Flash storage vendors make lucrative acquisition targets

Solid-state storage is not only a hot discussion topic with IT administrators and CIOs; it's also been a hotbed of acquisitions in the last 24 months.

  • Premiered: 08/30/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA EMC TBA FusionIO TBA ioTurbine TBA XtremIO TBA Intel TBA NEVEX TBA Hybrid Array TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA ScaleIO TBA HDD TBA Western Digital TBA sTEC TBA VeloBit TBA HyperCache TBA SanDisk TBA FlashSoft TBA SMART Storage Systems TBA cloud services TBA Violin Memory TBA Pure Storage TBA Nimbus Data TBA WhipTail TBA SolidFire TBA Kaminario
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Accelerating the VM with FlashSoft: Software-Driven Flash-Caching for the Virtual Infrastructure

Storage performance has long been the bane of the enterprise infrastructure. Fortunately, in the past couple of years, solid-state technologies have allowed new comers as well as established storage vendors to start shaping up clever, cost effective, and highly efficient storage solutions that unlock greater storage performance. It is our opinion that the most innovative of these solutions are the ones that require no real alteration in the storage infrastructure, nor a change in data management and protection practices.

This is entirely possible with server-side caching solutions today. Server-side caching solutions typically use either PCIe solid-state NAND Flash or SAS/SATA SSDs installed in the server alongside a hardware or software IO handler component that mirrors commonly utilized data blocks onto the local high speed solid-state storage. Then the IO handler redirects server requests for data blocks to those local copies that are served up with lower latency (microseconds instead of milliseconds) and greater bandwidth than the original backend storage. Since data is simply cached, instead of moved, the solution is transparent to the infrastructure. Data remains consolidated on the same enterprise infrastructure, and all of the original data management practices – such as snapshots and backup – still work. Moreover, server-side caches can actually offload IO from the backend storage system, and can allow a single storage system to effectively serve many more clients. Clearly there’s tremendous potential value in a solution that can be transparently inserted into the infrastructure and address storage performance problems.

Publish date: 08/25/14
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A new gen for NexGen?

NexGen was one of the first real flash/hybrid with QoS storage solutions, and it leveraged PCIe flash (i.e. Fusion-IO cards) to great effect. Which we suppose had something to do with why Fusion-IO bought them up a couple of years ago. But whatever plans were in the works were likely messed up when SanDisk in-turn bought Fusion-IO because we haven't heard form NexGen folks in awhile - not a good sign for a storage solution. Well, SanDisk has now spun NexGen back out on its own. While it may be sink or swim time for the NexGen team, we think it's a good opportunity for all involved.

  • Premiered: 01/21/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): NexGen Flash Storage FusionIO SanDisk Hybrid
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SanDisk InfiniFlash: Taking Vertical Integration to the Next Level

SanDisk's all-flash storage platform takes the company for the first time into the storage systems market

  • Premiered: 03/06/15
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): SanDisk Big Data Flash
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Diablo Technologies launches new DDR4 Memory1 module

Diablo Technologies introduces the all-flash Memory1 DDR4 module, and claims lower-cost, higher-capacity flash can replace expensive DRAM.

  • Premiered: 08/05/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Diablo TBA Diablo Technologies TBA DRAM TBA flash memory TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Capacity TBA RAM TBA DIMM TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA In-Memory TBA Block Storage TBA SanDisk TBA Flash Memory Summit
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SanDisk Unveils Integrated Data Service for VMware vSphere with Next Generation FlashSoft Software

VMware Design Partner for Caching Solution Brings Host-Based Flash Acceleration to vSphere 6 Ecosystem

  • Premiered: 08/31/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch
Topic(s): TBA SanDisk TBA VMWare TBA vSphere TBA FlashSoft TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA Virtualization TBA VAIO TBA VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA Network File System TBA NFS TBA VMFS TBA API TBA Performance TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS
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Primary Data primes the pump for data virtualization software

Startup Primary Data prepares GA launch of DataSphere data virtualization software, which is designed to make data available any time on any storage.

  • Premiered: 08/27/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA primary data TBA data virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA DataSphere TBA VMWorld TBA VMworld 2015 TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA Intel TBA NVMe TBA Amazon TBA Simple Storage TBA Simple Storage Service TBA S3 TBA Amazon S3 TBA dataspace TBA Metadata TBA metadata engine TBA Primary Storage TBA SMB TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA server TBA Glacier TBA OpenStack TBA OpenStack Swift TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure
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SanDisk Continues to Build Enterprise Momentum for its Flash Acceleration Offerings

The company is quietly developing a powerhouse solutions portfolio for the enterprise

  • Premiered: 04/14/16
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): SanDisk Flash Storage
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IBM Launches Storage Solutions Optimized for Hybrid Cloud and Big Data Analytics

New all-flash storage offerings make IBM more competitive in fast-growing cloud and big data markets

  • Premiered: 04/27/16
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Storage Flash IBM SanDisk
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Server Powered Storage: Intelligent Storage Arrays Gain Server Superpowers

At Taneja Group we are seeing a major trend within IT to leverage server and server-side resources to the maximum extent possible.

  • Premiered: 05/05/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA SAP TBA VMWare TBA NSX TBA CPU TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA software-defined TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA SimpliVity TBA Gridstore TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA TCO TBA ROBO TBA mobile TBA Riverbed TBA SteelFusion TBA Hybrid TBA Big Data TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA Deduplication TBA scale-out TBA Infinio TBA Pernix TBA SanDisk
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Flash Virtualization System: Powerful but Cost-Effective Acceleration for VMware Workloads

Server virtualization can bring your business significant benefits, especially in the initial stages of deployment. Companies we speak with in the early stages of adoption often cite more flexible and automated management of both infrastructure and apps, along with CAPEX and OPEX savings resulting from workload consolidation.  However, as an increasing number of apps are virtualized, many of these organizations encounter significant storage performance challenges. As more virtualized workloads are consolidated on a given host, aggregate IO demands put tremendous pressure on shared storage, server and networking resources, with the strain further exacerbated by the IO blender effect, in which IO streams processed by the hypervisor become random and unpredictable. Together, these conditions reduce host productivity—e.g. by lowering data and transactional throughput and increasing application response time—and may prevent you from meeting performance requirements for your business-critical applications.

How can you best address these storage performance challenges in your virtual infrastructure? Adding solid-state or flash storage will provide a significant performance boost, but where should it be deployed to give your critical applications the biggest improvement per dollar spent? How can you ensure that the additional storage fits effortlessly into your existing environment, without requiring disruptive and costly changes to your infrastructure, applications, or management capabilities?

We believe that server-side acceleration provides the best answer to all of these questions. In particular, we like server solutions that combine intelligent caching with high-performance PCIe memory, which are tightly integrated with the virtualization platform, and enable sharing of storage across multiple hosts or an entire cluster. The Flash Virtualization System from SanDisk is an outstanding example of such a solution. As we’ll see, Flash Virtualization enables a shared cache resource across a cluster of hosts in a VMware environment, improving application performance and response time without disrupting primary storage or host servers. This solution will allow you to satisfy SLAs and keep your users happy, without breaking the bank.

Publish date: 06/14/16
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New Solutions Deliver Non-Disruptive, Flash-Powered Acceleration, Outside of the Array

Server-enabled acceleration is no longer just a tactical approach to solving application performance issues

  • Premiered: 06/24/16
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Flash Virtualization VMWare SanDisk Western Digital
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What Pat Gelsinger Should Announce at VMworld 2016

Experts put themselves in the CEO's shoes for the keynote address.

  • Premiered: 07/21/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA VMWorld TBA VMworld 2016 TBA EMC TBA Dell TBA Virtualization TBA vSphere TBA VMWare TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA VMware VSAN TBA VSAN TBA ScaleIO TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Hypervisor TBA SanDisk TBA FlashSoft TBA VAIO TBA Cloud TBA ESX TBA NSX TBA vRealize TBA Cloud Management TBA cluster TBA cloud cluster TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA cloud migration TBA VMotion
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FlashSoft 4 for vSphere 6: Acceleration Technology Tailor-Made for VMware Environments

For all the gains server virtualization has brought in compute utilization, flexibility and efficiency, it has created an equally weighty set of challenges on the storage side, particularly in traditional storage environments. As servers become more consolidated, virtualized workloads must increasingly contend for scarce storage and IO resources, preventing them from consistently meeting throughput and response time objectives. On top of that, there is often no way to ensure that the most critical apps or virtual machines can gain priority access to data storage as needed, even in lightly consolidated environments. With a majority (70+%) of all workloads now running virtualized, it can be tough to achieve strong and predictable app performance with traditional shared storage.

To address these challenges, many VMware customers are now turning to server-side acceleration solutions, in which the flash storage resource can be placed closer to the application. But server-side acceleration is not a panacea. While some point solutions have been adapted to work in virtualized infrastructures, they generally lack enterprise features, and are often not well integrated with vSphere and the vCenter management platform. Such offerings are at best band-aid treatments, and at worst second-class citizens in the virtual infrastructure, proving difficult to scale, deploy and manage. To provide true enterprise value, a solution should seamlessly deliver performance to your critical VMware workloads, but without compromising availability, workload portability, or ease of deployment and management.

This is where FlashSoft 4 for VMware vSphere 6 comes in. FlashSoft is an intelligent, software-defined caching solution that accelerates your critical VMware workloads as an integrated vSphere data service, while still allowing you to take full advantage of all the vSphere enterprise capabilities you use today.

In this paper we examine the technology underlying the FlashSoft 4 for vSphere 6 solution, describe the features and capabilities it enables, and articulate the benefits customers can expect to realize upon deploying the solution.

Publish date: 08/31/16