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April 12, 2016updated 05 Sep 2016 11:28am

SanDisk doubles performance of InfiniFlash F150 system in Big Data Flash play

News: New IF150 brings twice the performance through upgraded 12Gbps SAS connectivity.

By CBR Staff Writer

SanDisk has introduced the all-flash storage platform InfiniFlash IF150 system, expanding its InfiniFlash family.

The company promises twice the performance through upgraded 12Gbps SAS connectivity with the new system, delivering up to two million IOPS.

It provides the similar massive capacity to big data and hyperscale workloads as the earlier generation of InfiniFlash.

The new system claims to offer up to an 80% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) advantage over HDD-based systems.

SanDisk also claims that the InfiniFlash IF150 system consumes less power – 450 watts on average – significantly reducing data centre operating expenses. Further to this, the system provides up to 512TB in 3U and can directly connect up to eight off-the-shelf-servers.

The system expands the potential uses for the next-generation storage platform around several new workloads, including high-performance computing (HPC), big data analytics, media services and other high capacity, extreme performance-demanding applications.

SanDisk vice president and general manager of systems and software solutions Ravi Swaminathan said: "Since its launch, the game-changing performance and economic benefits of the InfiniFlash System have been recognised by customers — from data centres in research institutions doing big data analytics to web providers, hyperscalers and video streaming companies who manage data on a massive scale, and more.

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"With our new IF150 system, we have pushed the performance even further, while at the same time delivering massive-scale storage at a price point that makes business sense."

SanDisk is also expanding customer support for InfiniFlash systems with the addition of two new offerings.

FlashStart, a professional service for all InfiniFlash storage systems and SanDisk ION Accelerator customers, ensures that all hardware and software is optimally installed and configured.

The other offering, FlashAssure, is a customer support service, including warranty coverage, selectable service level agreement options and on-site field technicians.

SanDisk recently partnered with Red Hat to deliver flash-based Ceph storage solutions to enterprise customers.

Last December, SanDisk partnered with Supermicro to push software defined all-flash storage solutions for data centres.


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