by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Introduces Next Gen Fusion ioMemory PCIe Application Accelerators

Today SanDisk Corporation introduced the next generation of its Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators. This new generation of Fusion ioMemory is aimed at improving performance while driving datacenter consolidation, and lower total cost of ownership.

As server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, in-memory computing applications, and the need for real-time analytics increases, the industry is looking more toward PCIe technology and the benefits it entails. SanDisk has already deployed more than a quarter million PCIe application accelerators to over 7,000 customers making it a safe and proven technology.

The latest generation of Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators deliver up to four times the price performance improvement, with up to 61% list price reduction over the previous generation Fusion ioDrive2 product. Fusion ioMemory PCIe is comprised of SanDisk NAND flash and Virtual Storage Layer data access acceleration software. Each card is optimized for either mixed-use or read-intensive workloads. The latest generation offers two times more database random read performance and two time more Petabytes written over the previous generation Fusion ioDrive2.

The major benefit of the next generation of its Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators is data center consolidation. Not only will the new cards speed up performance in SQL, NoSQL, Spark and MongoDB database systems, they will reduce the amount of hardware needed, getting rid of traditional hard drives, so customers can consolidate their data centers three times or more.

The newly updated portfolio includes:

  • SX350 and SX300 Series—ranging in capacity from 1.25TB up to 6.4TB, the SX350 and SX300 provide a cost-efficient solution for read-intensive workloads, such as web hosting, data mining, seismic data processing, content caching, 3D Animation, and CAD/CAM.
  • PX600 Series—Ranging from 1TB up to 5.2TB, the PX600 series is designed for mixed-use workloads such as virtualization, databases, business intelligence and real-time financial data processing.
  • Mezzanine Series—Available on the latest HP Gen9 and Gen8 BladeSystem Servers and the newest CISCO UCS B-Series Blade Servers, the SanDisk’s Mezzanine Series delivers high performance and density gains over hard disk drives for virtualized environments. Utilizing the Mezzanine cards helps support more virtual machines per server, and accelerates database mining and business intelligence, resulting in cost and time savings.
  • FlashSoft Bundles—The new bundles deliver the benefits of Fusion ioMemory flash hardware and caching software in a single solution that is easy to evaluate, deploy and support, regardless of storage operating systems or architectures. 


The updated portfolio is available now for customer qualification.

SanDisk Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators

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