Customers are achieving extreme performance, massive capacity and immediate access to information via the ecosystem partners
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the SanDisk Technology Partner (STP) program, a collaborative platform for SanDisk and data center partners to work together to design, develop and deliver integrated flash based storage solutions to joint customers. With 20 data center ecosystem partners already participating, the new program offers certification, tools, resources, SanDisk flash storage expertise and complements SanDisk’s commitment to address the demand for extreme performance and massive capacity in the data center through flash storage and software-defined flash storage solutions.
The SanDisk Technology Partner program aims to deliver SanDisk certified Independent Software Vendors’ (ISV) software and hardware integrated solutions across the compute, networking, and storage landscape. Through these flash-optimized, end-to-end solutions, data center customers can potentially realize tangible benefits such as high performance, IT consolidation and lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO). SanDisk and its technology partners are addressing a wide range of data center demands, including database management, virtualization 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,” said Gary Lyng, senior director marketing and strategy, data center solutions at SanDisk. “The SanDisk Technology Partner program enables SanDisk to collaborate with the industry ecosystem, to deliver disruptive flash-optimization across the solution-stack. It brings together industry-leading software and hardware data center focused solutions to drive real customer benefits.”
The new data center ecosystem focused program 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. It provides multiple benefits to participating partners, including:
- 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