Taipei, Taiwan, June 1, 2015 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, at Computex Taipei 2015 today announced its new CloudSpeed Eco™ Gen. II SATA SSD, a purpose-built storage device for cloud service providers with up to 2TB* capacity. This new SSD is now sampling with select hyperscale customers. Based on 15nm NAND flash, the new CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II SSD delivers greater storage density with 3x the streaming bandwidth vs. hard disk drives (HDDs). Designed as a drop-in replacement for HDDs, CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II provides datacenters with a lower cost-per-square-foot for hyperscale applications such as analytics, media streaming and content repositories.
Cloud Data Services, such as Big Data Analytics, SaaS, IaaS and PaaS environments, are driving radical data center transformation. The number of connected ‘things’ is set to explode, with Gartner forecasting this number will reach 25 billion by 2020, generating a deluge of data that will need to be analyzed in real-time.1 Micropayments, online commerce and similar applications are read-intensive and require high data throughput and scalable storage capacity.
“Digital business transformation has put tremendous pressure on cloud service providers to deliver massive capacity and performance with increasing cost efficiency,” said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk. “As a trusted provider of flash-based solutions for three of the largest cloud service providers, SanDisk understands hyperscale application demands.2 We’ve designed CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II to deliver better cloud-scale economics with specific features so that cloud service providers can deliver superior customer experiences.”
Historically, cloud service providers have relied on HDDs for data storage requirements because they offered large pools of low-cost capacity. However, as datasets continue to grow, and access to real-time information becomes paramount, cloud service providers are finding that HDD-based storage can no longer keep pace with increasing demands without significantly expanding data center footprint. As the cloud economics of flash – such as price/performance density, endurance, heat, power, cooling and footprint – continue to be a focal point for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS decision makers, many of them have turned to SanDisk.
"We’ve been very pleased with the level of innovation coming out of SanDisk to jointly address the demands of new and emerging markets powered by cloud, mobility and B2B/B2C businesses," said Albert Mu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “We look forward to continuing to work with SanDisk to bring these solutions to market, so our joint customers can realize the benefits of the next era in cloud computing."
"The compelling value proposition of NAND flash memory, coupled with increasing capacities is enabling wide-spread adoption of SSDs for today’s emerging and demanding cloud requirements," said Jeff Janukowicz, research director for SSDs and Enabling Technologies at IDC. “More cost-effective SSD solutions based on smaller process technologies such as SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II, make SSDs feasible for a growing number of cloud and hyperscale applications, which is helping to propel SSD unit shipments to grow at a 34 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 to 2018.3"
As with all CloudSpeed™ SSDs, CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II 2TB SSD includes the company’s -innovative Guardian Technology™ Platform, which works to provide a combination of powerful error correction and detection technology, full data path protection, and data fail recovery. The CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II SSD also comes with a limited five year warranty**.
CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II 2TB SSD will be available through SanDisk Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and select Enterprise Channel Partners later this year. For more information about CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II visit www.sandisk.com/enterprise/sata-ssd/ or this video. Additional insights on the value that the new CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II brings to today’s hyperscale and cloud data centers can be read on the SanDisk Enterprise Blog site.
See live demos and interact with SanDisk flash technology experts during Computex 2015 taking place June 2-6 at the Taipei World Trade Center NANGANG Exhibition Hall 4F, Stand number: N0804. SanDisk will be showcasing its latest breadth of offerings, as well as hosting interactive video sessions and social media contests. Hear Chris Bergey, vice-president and general manager of mobile and tablet solutions at SanDisk, discuss how mobile storage innovation is shaping mobile OEM monetization during Compuforum on Friday, June 5 from 11:00am-11:30am.
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, visit www.sandisk.com.
1 Source: Gartner, "Predicts 2015: The Internet of Things," December 30, 2014.
3 Source: “Worldwide Solid State Drive 2014–2018 Forecast and Analysis: The Need for Speed Grows,” IDC, June 2014.
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*1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user capacity less.
**The lesser of 5 years from the date of manufacture of the product or the date on which the product’s relevant endurance threshold set forth in the product specifications are reached. For more warranty information, please visit kb.sandisk.com
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