|[January 20, 2014]
SanDisk Announces Release of ULLtraDIMM, The Industry's First Flash-Based Ultra-Low Latency Storage Device
MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK),
a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that its ULLtraDIMM™
Solid State Drive (SSD), the industry's first enterprise-class,
ultra-low latency, memory channel storage solution, is now shipping for
qualification with select enterprise servers. The addition of flash
technology on the DRAM memory channel expands the growing penetration of
flash storage technology in enterprise data centers, and complements
SanDisk's (News - Alert) existing flash-based server hardware and software storage
The award-winning SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD can be integrated into an
existing DIMM slot.1 This ensures ultra-low latency in
business applications and results in improved application response
times. Additional ULLtraDIMM SSDs can also be added to available DIMM
slots, scaling performance and capacity without impacting latency. This
creates new opportunities for server system designs to support use cases
that require extremely fast storage, such as High-Frequency Trading
(HFT), VDI, transaction processing, virtualization and cloud computing.
"The SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD was designed to expand the reach of
ultra-low latency flash storage throughout the data center and scale to
meet the requirements of any enterprise application, no matter how
bandwidth or capacity intensive," said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice
president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk.
"The ULLtraDIMM SSD's linear performance scalability and innovative DIMM
form factor allow organizations to deploy flash as their application
requirements change, without requiring significant infrastructure
SanDisk's ULLtraDIMM SSD will be used by IBM (News - Alert) under the eXFlash DIMM
brand name. IBM
recently annunced that the eXFlash DIMM is an option for its System
x3850 and x3950 X6 servers providing up to 12.8TB of flash capacity2.
IBM tested the solution under a variety of enterprise workloads and
end-user scenarios. These early benchmarks showed that the eXFlash DIMM
SSD achieved 5-10 microsecond write latency-the lowest in the industry.
Gartner (News - Alert) indicates "that the advent of big data use cases is just one
dynamic compounding the challenges of managing data growth, and
organizations face massive volumes of information and new content types
that require variable storage, security, protection and access methods."3
This data growth coupled with end-users' demand for instant access to
information is spurring the need for a revolution in how chief
information officers (CIOs) leverage storage to manage requirements
while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).
For more information about SanDisk's ULLtraDIMM SSD, which was developed
in partnership with Diablo Technologies, please visit www.sandisk.com/enterprise.
Videos on ULLtraDIMM technology can also be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGfpdciV9B4
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,
© 2014 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk is a trademark
of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other
countries. ULLtraDIMM and Guardian Technology are trademarks of SanDisk
Enterprise IP LLC. The "dt" logo, "Diablo Technologies", "Memory Channel
Storage" and "MCS" are registered trademarks of Diablo Technologies,
Incorporated. IBM and System x are trademarks of International Business
Machines Corporation. Other brand names mentioned herein are for
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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 press release.
1 The ULLtraDIMM received the Storage Visions 2014
"Enabling Professional Storage Technology" Award and the Business
Intelligence Group's 2014 "BIG Innovation Award."
3 "Best Practices for Storage Administrators: Staying
Relevant in an Information-Centric Data" by Sheila
Childs and Alan
Dayley, Gartner March 13, 2013.
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