MILPITAS, Calif., May 4, 2016 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the SanDisk Technology Partner (STP) program, a collaborative platform for SanDisk and data center partners to work together to design, develop and deliver integrated flash based storage solutions to joint customers. With 20 data center ecosystem partners already participating, the new program offers certification, tools, resources, SanDisk flash storage expertise and complements SanDisk’s commitment to address the demand for extreme performance and massive capacity in the data center through flash storage and software-defined flash storage solutions.
The SanDisk Technology Partner program aims to deliver SanDisk certified1 Independent Software Vendors’ (ISV) software and hardware integrated solutions across the compute, networking, and storage landscape. Through these flash-optimized, end-to-end solutions, data center customers can potentially realize tangible benefits such as high performance, IT consolidation and lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO). SanDisk and its technology partners are addressing a wide range of data center demands, including database management, virtualization and big data applications such as content repositories, analytics and media services demand.
“The ever-increasing need to deliver higher performance, massive capacity and immediate access to data while controlling costs has created new demands on storage infrastructure,” said Gary Lyng, senior director marketing and strategy, data center solutions at SanDisk. “The SanDisk Technology Partner program enables SanDisk to collaborate with the industry ecosystem, to deliver disruptive flash-optimization across the solution-stack. It brings together industry-leading software and hardware data center focused solutions to drive real customer benefits.”
The new data center ecosystem focused program is open to ISVs, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and System Integrators (SIs). It is designed to help expand the joint market opportunity through value added solutions for the end customers. It provides multiple benefits to participating partners, including:
“SanDisk and flash are synonymous. SanDisk built the flash industry on a reputation of quality and performance and has the broadest portfolio of flash storage options in the market today,” said Christian Marczinke, vice president, worldwide solution architecture at DataCore. “DataCore, through its Parallel-I/O architecture, is committed to driving ultra-low latency storage solutions with industry-best economics. DataCore is excited to deliver proven solutions to customers through the SanDisk Technology Partner program, such as CompuGroup, that drive innovation and significantly improve business outcomes for our customers."
“The combined synergies between SanDisk all-flash solutions and Nexenta’s software-defined storage solutions drive our increased market presence and sales reach to align with target workloads,” said Don Lopes, vice president, marketing and channels at Nexenta. “Together, we’ve provided customers, such as GleSYS Internet Services AB, with a comprehensive, low-cost architecture by combining NexentaStor with the InfiniFlash™ system and we look forward to new successes as a part of the SanDisk Technology Partner Program.”
“We are proud to support the SanDisk Technology Program. Our alliance aims to deliver the power of scale and performance of flash technology as never before, and we believe it has the potential to disrupt today’s traditional, proprietary storage market,” says Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, storage at Red Hat. “Our customers now have an expanded portfolio of best-of-breed platforms, as SanDisk’s InfiniFlash System and Red Hat Ceph Storage have been tested, optimized, and certified together for optimal stability and performance.”
“Tegile’s mission is to accelerate the transformation of enterprise IT by changing the performance and economics of enterprise storage,” said Rob Commins, vice president, marketing at Tegile. “Our IntelliFlash HD all-flash storage arrays, with SanDisk’s InfiniFlash architecture, allow our customers to achieve business acceleration and unmatched data center economics.”
Many data center partners are already addressing joint customer’s data center needs, and benefiting from SanDisk’s Technology Partner program engagement. Current partners include Actifio, CloudByte, DataCore, Elastifile, Formation, Hyve Solutions, Infotrend, Inspur, Maxta, Milestone Systems, Nexenta, Promise Technology, Quanta Cloud Technology, Redhat, SIOS, SoftNAS, Stratoscale, Supermicro and Tegile.
See Technology Partner Program Quote Sheet: https://www.sandisk.com/partnerquotes
To learn more about the STP program, how it benefits customers and to understand how partners can join, visit https://www.sandisk.com/business/partners/manufacturers
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 27 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 smartphones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
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This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for market growth in flash and software-defined storage, new market opportunities for nontraditional storage technologies, the potential of flash technology to disrupt the traditional storage market, increasing and continual demand for higher performance, massive storage capacity, and immediate access to data and expectations for flash integrated solutions, including cost savings, performance, a variety of use cases, delivery of integrated solutions across data center landscapes, joint market opportunities with partners, and the relationships between SanDisk, its data center partners, and their joint customers. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: the market for flash and software-defined storage may not grow as expected, market opportunities for nontraditional storage technologies may not develop as expected, flash technology may not impact the traditional storage market as expected, demand for higher performance, massive storage capacity, and immediate access to data may not increase or be as continual as expected and flash integrated solutions may not lower costs as expected, perform as expected, in the capacities expected, and across data center landscapes as expected, joint market opportunities with partners may not evolve as expected, the relationships between SanDisk, its data center partners, and their joint customers may not continue as expected or at all, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in SanDisk’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2016. This news release contains information from third parties. All statements made in this news release are made only as of the date of this release or the date of issuance by a third party, as applicable. SanDisk undertakes no obligations to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances change after the date of this release.
1 Tested and optimized by SanDisk EMS testing labs.