SanDisk has launched a new collaborative platform for SanDisk and data center partners to work together on designing, developing and delivering flash based storage solutions to joint customers.
With 20 data center ecosystem partners already participating, the The SanDisk Technology Partner (STP) programme aims to deliver SanDisk certified Independent Software Vendors' (ISV) software and hardware integrated solutions across the compute, networking, and storage landscape.
Through these flash-optimised, end-to-end solutions, data center customers can potentially realise tangible benefits such as high performance, IT consolidation and lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO), according to SanDisk.
The new platform allows SanDisk and its technology partners to address a wide range of data center demands, including database management, virtualisation 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,” says Gary Lyng, SanDisk senior director marketing and strategy data center solutions.
“The SanDisk Technology Partner programme enables SanDisk to collaborate with the industry ecosystem, to deliver disruptive flash-optimisation across the solution-stack. It brings together industry-leading software and hardware data center focused solutions to drive real customer benefits," Lyng says.
The new programme 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.
According to SanDisk, it provides participating partners:
- A comprehensive certification process that assesses architectural compatibility, validated benchmark testing, product-level synergies, market expertise, and industry acceptance for the joint solutions;
- Access to exclusive technical-enablement tools and resources;
- Access to SanDisk's flash storage expertise, spanning SAS and SATA SSDs, PCIe to all-flash storage systems;
- The potential for selective joint Go-To-Market activities.
The partners already involved in SanDisk's Technology Partner programme includes Actifio, CloudByte, DataCore, Hyve Solutions, Nexenta, Promise Technology, Quanta Cloud Technology, Red Hat and SoftNAS.