News: InfiniFlash for Red Hat Ceph Storage is claimed to provide next-generation scale-out storage for global customers.
Red Hat and SanDisk have partnered to deliver flash-based Ceph storage solutions to enterprise customers.
The combined solution will provide better performance and efficient data management to cut down operational and capital expenditures. It will allow companies to perform workloads with more high-performing storage that can be scaled up.
Designed for the cloud, Red Hat Ceph Storage solution reduces the cost of storing enterprise data and helps in managing exponential data growth.
It is generally used in the OpenStack community, providing a single platform to support the storage requirements of cloud architectures.
SanDisk’s InfiniFlash system features all the hardware required for hyperscale storage for big data including nearly 64 InfiniFlash cards in a 3U chassis, and SAS connectors for up to 8 servers.
Compared to traditional hard disk drive arrays, the InfiniFlash system claims to offer five times more density, 50 times the performance and four times the reliability despite consuming 80% less power.
It delivers the performance of an all-flash array with the economics of a hard disk drive-based system, addressing the requirements of medium to large deployments.
Combined with Red Hat Ceph Storage, it is claimed to offer petabyte-scale capacity, high density and peak performance to lower the cost of storage, particularly for organisations that find difficulties in managing increased data growth.
Red Hat vice president and general manager for storage Ranga Rangachari said: "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."
SanDisk vice president and general manager of systems and software solutions Ravi Swaminathan said: "Combining SanDisk’s flash optimization and product-specific innovations with the leading stacks and standards of open source software like Red Hat Ceph Storage enables InfiniFlash to deliver breakthrough scale, performance and agility for Hyperscale and large-scale OpenStack environments."
Red Hat recently became the first $2bn open-source firm after reporting strong financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ending 29 February 2016.
Several companies are depending on Red Hat to provide both the infrastructure and the application development platforms to run their enterprise applications.
SanDisk, on the other hand, provides flash storage solutions that are being used at the world’s largest data centres, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs.