|[August 26, 2014]
SanDisk Introduces New Solutions for VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN at VMworld® 2014
MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced broad
support for VMware® Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN™ with a series
of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and end-user computing (EUC)
solutions for Horizon 6, utilizing the award-winning ULLtraDIMM™ solid
state drive (SSD) and Fusion ioMemory.
The award winning ULLtraDIMM SSD and Fusion ioMemory virtual desktop solutions allow enterprise organizations to select the right deployment option for their environment, providing greater flexibility and reducing barriers to widespread adoption of VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN. (Photo: Business Wire)
When coupled with VMware's Horizon 6, ULLtraDIMM and Fusion ioMemory
allow customers to deploy high-performance, cost-effective virtual
desktop infrastructure solutions and increase virtual desktop density.
Additionally, through the combination of solid-state hardware and
software technology, SanDisk (News - Alert) enables enterprise organizations to select
the right deployment option for their environment, providing greater
flexibility and reducing barriers to adoption.
"Software-defined storage allows enterprise customers to break
traditional barriers between the compute, storage, and network layers of
the data center. We can create innovative�models leveraging software to
increase�ROI of�existing storage infrastructure," said John Scaramuzzo,
senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions,
SanDisk.�"The solutions for�Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN are prime examples
of how SanDisk�continues�to collaborate with VMware.�These solutions are
just the beginning of�many advances that our partnership with VMware
will bring to virtual desktop infrastructure deployments."
SanDisk's ULLtraDIMM memory channel storage solution enables a new level
of performance and end-user productivity for virtualized environments.
Because of its position relative to the server CPU, five micro-second
write latency, and scalable performance of up to 1-Million IOPS for a
typical deployment of 8-ULLtraDIMMs working in parallel, the ULLtraDIMM
significantly reduces VDI boot storm impact. It also enables up to 5X
faster virtual desktop infrastructure desktop pool creation over
traditional disk storage solutions1. Servers using ULLtraDIMM
deliver greater virtual desktop infrastructure density per host, improve
virtual desktop infrastructure response times and reduce the cost per
virtual desktop infrastructure session.
The Fusion ioMemory virtual desktop infrastructure solution delivers up
to 90 percent SAN offload potential and up to 16X increased desktop
density per server when used in conjunction with flash-enabled SAN
storage2. The result is an enhanced end-user experience for
virtual desktop infrasructure deployments along with the ability for
organizations to significantly scale their virtual desktop
infrastructure environments while reducing the total cost per virtual
desktop. These solutions scale from a few hundred to several thousand
virtual desktops without adding complexity into a VMware environment.
"We are thrilled by these new flash-powered solutions from SanDisk which
provide our mutual customers with increased levels of VM performance
density with fast, cost-effective and highly scalable, virtual desktops
for key customer deployment options whether it is with SAN, in-server or
with Virtual SAN," said Erik Frieberg, Vice President of Marketing, End
User Computing, VMware. "We look forward to working with SanDisk to
drive cost-effective EUC/virtual desktop infrastructure adoption across
all market segments."
The three new reference architectures combining the power of ULLtraDIMM
and Fusion ioMemory with Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN to be demonstrated at
This construction of an 8-node ULLtraDIMM™
SSD configuration running Horizon 6 will highlight the advantages
of utilizing an ultra-low latency, high-performance configuration for
virtual desktop infrastructure deployments. In addition, the
demonstration will illustrate how ULLtraDIMM can easily handle highly
challenging virtual desktop infrastructure issues including providing
fast, consistent boot times.
This live demonstration of a 3-node Virtual
SAN cluster for Horizon 6 will highlight how organizations with heavy
user virtual desktop infrastructure workloads can benefit from a
combination of SanDisk's enterprise-grade SSDs.
For customers using SAN storage, this
reference architecture will showcase the option of using the Fusion
ioMemory virtual desktop infrastructure solution and a flash-enabled
SAN storage. This configuration provides the ability to increase
virtual desktop density by 16X and scale a single, half rack block to
accommodate 1500 virtual desktop sessions with fast, consistent
performance, to ensure rapid, consistent start-up times for "boot
To experience these demos first hand, visit SanDisk at booth #1023
during VMworld taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For
more information about ULLtraDIMM for virtualization and virtual desktop
infrastructure use cases, please visit the company's
website or enterprise
blog. For information specific to ULLtraDIMM for VMware Horizon 6
and Virtual SAN, please review the Solutions
Brief. For information on Fusion ioMemory solutions please visit http://www.fusionio.com/products/atomic-series/.
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, Fusion ioMemory and others are trademarks of
SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC. Other brand names mentioned herein are for
identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their
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
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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 news release.
VMware, Horizon and Virtual SAN are registered trademarks or trademarks
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1 Testing environment data: http://bit.ly/1qESkgU
2 ESG Lab Spotlight, End-to-end Flash for VDI,
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