SanDisk, Nexenta Systems forge deal to optimize SDS for Flash storage

SanDisk Corporation, a provider of flash storage solutions, has invested in Nexenta Systems, a provider of software defined storage (SDS) solutions, to optimize SDS solutions for flash technology in enterprise applications.

The partnership aims to deliver cost-effective storage solutions for both private and public cloud environments by leveraging Nexenta’s software-only platform, NexentaStor, and flash storage technology from SanDisk.

SDS and flash-based storage solutions are both complementary and disruptive technologies in the enterprise, according to Sumit Sadana, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at SanDisk. Together, these technologies offer the capability to deploy high-performance, scalable solutions with significantly improved total cost of ownership that customers are looking for.

Nexenta has over 5,000 customer deployments with more than 800 petabytes of storage under management. The company has partnered with key technology vendors including Dell, Cisco and others, to support cloud deployments built on CloudStack and OpenStack solutions.


SDS has been identified as one of the hottest trends in enterprise storage. They ease overall data management while improving application performance and lowering the total cost of ownership for datacenter operators by leveraging the ability of SDS to intelligently assign data to the most optimal storage hardware tier.

“SanDisk and Nexenta have been leading in their respective segments in the industry with operational excellence, customer and partner intimacy and advanced technology innovation around a shared vision,” said Tarkan Maner, chief executive officer at Nexenta. The partnership will revolutionize enterprise storage market, Maner added.

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