SanDisk Corporation has come under a strategic partnership with QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) to deliver an all-flash storage solution designed to provide massive scale, efficiency, and resiliency to OpenStack and Ceph environments and also match high capacity and performance storage requirements.
The cutting-edge solution will be built on SanDisk’s InfiniFlash System and QCT’s innovative server designs and will deliver a unified scale-out, all-flash storage solution for petabyte workloads such as Big Data environments.
“As a leader in flash storage solutions, we recognize the scaling out challenges involved in the cloud infrastructures of our customers,” said Ravi Swaminathan, vice president and general manager Systems and Software Solutions at SanDisk. “By partnering with QCT, SanDisk is better equipped to deploy flash for our Hyperscale customers and support a wide range of workloads with greater agility, performance and reliability across the data center.”
SanDisk’s next-gen storage platform InffiniFlash offers up to 5x the density, 50x the IOPS and 4x the reliability, while consuming up to 80 percent less power than traditional hard disk drive (HDD) arrays. InfiniFlash also delivers breakthrough pricing for an all-flash hardware solution starting at less than $1 per gigabyte (GB) for an all-flash system without requiring compression or de-duplication technologies. With software stacks that offer data reduction schemes, the effective cost/GB goes down even more significantly to unprecedented levels (example: 20 cents/GB based on a 5X data reduction factor).
“We are enthusiastic about the positive impact of this technology collaboration,” said Mike Yang, General Manager of QCT. “As one of the leading cloud-native datacenter solutions providers, QCT has built its success upon our engineering expertise in designing efficient systems and driving innovation. With access to SanDisk’s all-flash storage solutions, we can now deliver even more enhanced and integrated cloud systems with hyperscale efficiency to data center customers.”