SanDisk and QCT Deliver Next-Generation Performance & Capacity Solutions to Hyperscale Data Centers

Collaboration Furthers SanDisk's Commitment to Innovation by Delivering All-Flash Solutions for Massive Scale in The Rapidly Evolving Storage Landscape

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SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, and QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology), a global leader in data center solutions, today announced a collaboration to deliver an all-flash storage solution designed to provide massive scale, efficiency, and resiliency to OpenStack and Ceph environments and meet today’s high capacity and performance storage requirements.  The joint solution will be built on SanDisk’s industry-leading InfiniFlash™ System and QCT’s innovative server designs and will deliver a unified scale-out, all-flash storage solution for petabyte workloads such as Big Data environments.

InfiniFlash is a next-generation storage platform created by SanDisk, offering up to 5x the density, 50x the IOPS and 4x the reliability, while consuming up to 80 percent less power than traditional hard disk drive (HDD) arrays. InfiniFlash also delivers breakthrough pricing for an all-flash hardware solution starting at less than $1 per gigabyte (GB) for an all-flash system without requiring compression or de-duplication technologies. (1) With software stacks that offer data reduction schemes, the effective cost/GB goes down even more significantly to unprecedented levels (example: 20 cents/GB based on a 5X data reduction factor).

QCT’s innovative server designs advance datacenters to the next level of hyperscale performance and effectiveness, helping datacenter customers accelerate in the ever-changing cloud computing battle.

 “As a leader in flash storage solutions, we recognize the scaling out challenges involved in thecloud infrastructures of our customers,” said Ravi Swaminathan, vice president and generalmanager, Systems and Software Solutions at SanDisk. “By partnering with QCT, SanDisk isbetter equipped to deploy flash for our Hyperscale customers and support a wide range ofworkloads with greater agility, performance and reliability across the data center.”

“We are enthusiastic about the positive impact of this technology collaboration,” said Mike Yang, General Manager of QCT. “As one of the leading cloud-native datacenter solutions providers, QCT has built its success upon our engineering expertise in designing efficient systems and driving innovation. With access to SanDisk’s all-flash storage solutions, we can now deliver even more enhanced and integrated cloud systems with hyperscale efficiency to data center customers.”

(1) 512TB of raw flash in a 3-rack unit enclosure (3U)

SanDisk Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements about the continued alliance between SanDisk and QCT to collaborate on all-flash storage solutions for the data center; growth of all-flash storage systems market; and the functionalities, performance and cost advantages of all-flash storage systems. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: the failure of all-flash storage systems to achieve the various functionality, performance and cost benefits currently anticipated; potential delays in product development or lack of customer acceptance of SanDisk’s all-flash storage systems; failure to manage and continue the alliance with QCT; difficulties in managing the relationship with QCT and failure of the benefits of the alliance to materialize; general business and economic conditions; weakness in demand in all-flash storage systems; industry and technology trends not occurring in the timeline SanDisk anticipates 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 27, 2015. All statements made in this news release are made only as of the date of this release. SanDisk undertakes no obligations to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances change after the date of this release.

About QCT
QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) is a global datacenter solution provider extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design in standard and open SKUs to all datacenter customers. Product lines include servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems and cloud solutions, all delivering hyperscale efficiency, scalability, reliability, manageability, serviceability and optimized performance for each workload. QCT offers a full spectrum of datacenter products and services from engineering, integration and optimization to global supply chain support, all under one roof. The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer Inc., a Fortune Global 500 technology engineering and manufacturing company. http://www.QCT.IO

Source:  IDC, SanDisk establishes the big data flash category (March 2015).© 2015 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.  InfiniFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.  Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their holder(s). 
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