Welcome!

News Feed Item

SanDisk Introduces New Solutions for VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN at VMworld® 2014

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced broad support for VMware® Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN™ with a series of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and end-user computing (EUC) solutions for Horizon 6, utilizing the award-winning ULLtraDIMM™ solid state drive (SSD) and Fusion ioMemory.

The award winning ULLtraDIMM SSD and Fusion ioMemory virtual desktop solutions allow enterprise orga ...

The award winning ULLtraDIMM SSD and Fusion ioMemory virtual desktop solutions allow enterprise organizations to select the right deployment option for their environment, providing greater flexibility and reducing barriers to widespread adoption of VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN. (Photo: Business Wire)

When coupled with VMware’s Horizon 6, ULLtraDIMM and Fusion ioMemory allow customers to deploy high-performance, cost-effective virtual desktop infrastructure solutions and increase virtual desktop density. Additionally, through the combination of solid-state hardware and software technology, SanDisk enables enterprise organizations to select the right deployment option for their environment, providing greater flexibility and reducing barriers to adoption.

“Software-defined storage allows enterprise customers to break traditional barriers between the compute, storage, and network layers of the data center. We can create innovative models leveraging software to increase ROI of existing storage infrastructure,” said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk. “The solutions for Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN are prime examples of how SanDisk continues to collaborate with VMware. These solutions are just the beginning of many advances that our partnership with VMware will bring to virtual desktop infrastructure deployments.”

SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM memory channel storage solution enables a new level of performance and end-user productivity for virtualized environments. Because of its position relative to the server CPU, five micro-second write latency, and scalable performance of up to 1-Million IOPS for a typical deployment of 8-ULLtraDIMMs working in parallel, the ULLtraDIMM significantly reduces VDI boot storm impact. It also enables up to 5X faster virtual desktop infrastructure desktop pool creation over traditional disk storage solutions1. Servers using ULLtraDIMM deliver greater virtual desktop infrastructure density per host, improve virtual desktop infrastructure response times and reduce the cost per virtual desktop infrastructure session.

The Fusion ioMemory virtual desktop infrastructure solution delivers up to 90 percent SAN offload potential and up to 16X increased desktop density per server when used in conjunction with flash-enabled SAN storage2. The result is an enhanced end-user experience for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments along with the ability for organizations to significantly scale their virtual desktop infrastructure environments while reducing the total cost per virtual desktop. These solutions scale from a few hundred to several thousand virtual desktops without adding complexity into a VMware environment.

“We are thrilled by these new flash-powered solutions from SanDisk which provide our mutual customers with increased levels of VM performance density with fast, cost-effective and highly scalable, virtual desktops for key customer deployment options whether it is with SAN, in-server or with Virtual SAN,” said Erik Frieberg, Vice President of Marketing, End User Computing, VMware. “We look forward to working with SanDisk to drive cost-effective EUC/virtual desktop infrastructure adoption across all market segments.”

The three new reference architectures combining the power of ULLtraDIMM and Fusion ioMemory with Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN to be demonstrated at VMworld include:

  • In-Server ULLtraDIMM
    This construction of an 8-node ULLtraDIMM™ SSD configuration running Horizon 6 will highlight the advantages of utilizing an ultra-low latency, high-performance configuration for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments. In addition, the demonstration will illustrate how ULLtraDIMM can easily handle highly challenging virtual desktop infrastructure issues including providing fast, consistent boot times.
  • Virtual SAN
    This live demonstration of a 3-node Virtual SAN cluster for Horizon 6 will highlight how organizations with heavy user virtual desktop infrastructure workloads can benefit from a combination of SanDisk’s enterprise-grade SSDs.
  • SAN Storage
    For customers using SAN storage, this reference architecture will showcase the option of using the Fusion ioMemory virtual desktop infrastructure solution and a flash-enabled SAN storage. This configuration provides the ability to increase virtual desktop density by 16X and scale a single, half rack block to accommodate 1500 virtual desktop sessions with fast, consistent performance, to ensure rapid, consistent start-up times for “boot storms.”

To experience these demos first hand, visit SanDisk at booth #1023 during VMworld taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information about ULLtraDIMM for virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure use cases, please visit the company’s website or enterprise blog. For information specific to ULLtraDIMM for VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN, please review the Solutions Brief. For information on Fusion ioMemory solutions please visit http://www.fusionio.com/products/atomic-series/.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

© 2014 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. ULLtraDIMM, Fusion ioMemory and others are trademarks of SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for markets, products and customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: the market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or our products may not be available in the capacities that we expect or perform as expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q and our annual report on Form 10-K. We do not intend to update the information contained in this news release.

VMware, Horizon and Virtual SAN are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

1 Testing environment data: http://bit.ly/1qESkgU

2 ESG Lab Spotlight, End-to-end Flash for VDI, August 2014.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution and join Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader, Sergey Grebnov, in his session at @ThingsExpo, for an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
Because IoT devices are deployed in mission-critical environments more than ever before, it’s increasingly imperative they be truly smart. IoT sensors simply stockpiling data isn’t useful. IoT must be artificially and naturally intelligent in order to provide more value In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Crupi, Vice President and Engineering System Architect at Greenwave Systems, will discuss how IoT artificial intelligence (AI) can be carried out via edge analytics and machine learning techn...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, presented an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He then expounded on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
As more and more companies are making the shift from on-premises to public cloud, the standard approach to DevOps is evolving. From encryption, compliance and regulations like GDPR, security in the cloud has become a hot topic. Many DevOps-focused companies have hired dedicated staff to fulfill these requirements, often creating further siloes, complexity and cost. This session aims to highlight existing DevOps cultural approaches, tooling and how security can be wrapped in every facet of the bu...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems Inc, provides the software product "The Interactor" that uniquely simplifies building IoT, Web and Smart Enterprise Solutions. It is a Silicon Valley startup funded by US government agencies, NSF and DHS to bring innovative solutions to market.
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He wi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CAST Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CAST was founded more than 25 years ago to make the invisible visible. Built around the idea that even the best analytics on the market still leave blind spots for technical teams looking to deliver better software and prevent outages, CAST provides the software intelligence that matter ...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, discussed how AI can simplify cloud operations. He covered the following topics: why cloud mana...
Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of Kontena, discussed solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. H...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, will discuss th...