September 2nd, 2015 by Adam Armstrong
SanDisk & Nexenta Partner To Deliver The First OpenSDS All-Flash Array
Today SanDisk Corporation and Nexenta announced that they are working together to release the industry’s first open software-defined storage (OpenSDS) All-Falsh Array (AFA) through a combination of SanDisk’s InfiniFlash IF100 system and Nexenta’s NexentaStor. This joint solution will provide data center customers a pre-tested, full-featured, cost-effective, high-performance system for addressing today’s increasing Big Data challenges.
This new joint solution can scale from 64TB to 2PB and supports a broad range of deployment scenarios and workloads including, virtualization, Big Data analytics, data warehousing, and dynamic modeling. The solution is built on ZFS block and file giving customers a broad range of options in file support and performance. This enables customers to address a wide range of use cases such as: VMware vCloud Air, OpenStack and CloudStack backend storage, generic NAS file services and Home Directory storage. However the main benefit is the combination of NexentaStor’s inline data reduction and high performance dual parity raid capabilities combined with InfiniFlash’s high density, low cost per GB, and lower cooling and power costs.
Availability and pricing
The new OpenSDS All-Flash Array has been tested for use on both Dell PowerEdge R730 and Supermicro SuperServer SYS-6028U-TR4+ and will be available through select channel partners. Pricing can be as low as $1.5/Raw GB depending on configuration.