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SanDisk announces support for All-Flash VMware Virtual SAN 6 Architecture, for increased business agility and productivity

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New Architecture Delivers Two Million Transactions per Minute (TPM) based on Initial Performance Testing with SanDisk Lightning Gen. II SAS SSDs and CloudSpeed SATA SSDs 

Milpitas, Calif., February 4, 2015 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, has announced support for an all-flash VMware Virtual SANTM 6 architecture, for business-critical applications and databases. 

Deployed at entry-level as a 4-node cluster that can scale up to a total of 64 nodes, the new server design empowers vital business applications, such as database transaction processing and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) applications, to perform more than two million transactions per minute (TPM). This new Virtual SAN 6 architecture leverages SanDisk Lightning® Gen. II 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs and CloudSpeed SATA SSDs to provide the cache and persistent storage tiers required for highly-reliable, enterprise-class application performance. 

"SanDisk has been a very strong VMware Virtual SAN partner from the onset, as we clearly saw the potential for hyper-converged storage solutions to significantly reduce IT infrastructure complexity and related storage costs," said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk. 

"We are deeply committed to our expanding relationship with VMware and continue to introduce new solutions that allow our joint enterprise customers to fully maximise data center resources. We are also honoured to be a VMware partner in the development of the VMware vSphere® APIs for IO Filtering." 

The all-flash VMware Virtual SAN 6 architecture helps customers increase business agility and productivity by enabling IT to provision services faster, increase user satisfaction and disaster recovery service levels for business critical applications. Additionally, customers can reduce capital expenditures by avoiding the purchase of additional storage resources to accommodate peak workloads. Coupling VMware solutions with SanDisk flash technology also reduces points of failure by simplifying data center storage infrastructure, which eases system management and reduces operational expenses. 

"This new all-flash VMware Virtual SAN design from SanDisk provides our mutual customers with increased levels of virtual machine (VM) performance density with scalability and the necessary price/performance SSD attributes," said Charles Fan, senior vice president and general manager, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware. 

"VMware is designed to meet the demands of today's mobile workforce, and is optimised for software-defined data center architectures. By partnering with SanDisk to certify flash solutions for VMware vSphere® and VMware Virtual SAN environments, we can help our customers derive greater efficiency, flexibility and IT resource utilisation to power their enterprises."

A video overview of SanDisk's full support for VMware's Virtual SAN 6 can be viewed at

For more information on SanDisk's full portfolio of PCIe, SAS and SATA flash products that help customers realise the benefits of all-flash VSAN solutions please visit or the enterprise blog. 

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 26 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, visit