FlashSoft® Software

Delivers flash performance to applications, increasing the capability and productivity of existing storage infrastructure

 

SERVER FLASH SOFTWARE FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND VALUE

FlashSoft software from SanDisk® enables solid-state storage in the server to improve application response time without changing your currently deployed storage systems.  This software solution cost-effectively delivers flash performance benefits to VMware vSphere, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Linux servers.

THE KEY TO REDUCED STORAGE LATENCY IS FLASH IN THE SERVER

FlashSoft software allows you to get the most out of your flash investment by storing the most important data where it should be – on flash and in the server.  FlashSoft ensures the most frequently requested data is serviced by server-side flash rather than slower back-end storage, alleviating storage performance bottlenecks and delivering reduced application response time without requiring a large investment in flash hardware.

Environments

FlashSoft 4.0 for VMware Vsphere 6

BENEFITS:

  • Integrated with VMware vSphere APIs for IO filtering (VAIO) for compatibility, stability and ease of administration
  • Improved application performance and increased virtual machine (VM) density
  • VVol compatibility and VMware Ready technology
  • Managed through VMware Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)

FlashSoft 3.7 for VMware Vsphere 5.x

BENEFITS:

  • Migrate tier-one applications to virtual servers with confidence
  • Increase application performance in virtual machines by 2x-4x or more 1
  • Increase VM density by 3x or more2
  • Support for large deployments with a cache size up to 16TB

FlashSoft for Linux

BENEFITS:

  • Increases performance for Oracle, MySQL, ERP, BI and other applications on Linux
  • Improves OLTP performance by a factor of 3 to 5 times3
  • Support for large datasets with up to 4 caches per server with a maximum of 16TB of flash per cache
  • Supports write-back as well as read caching to optimize both read and write performance

FlashSoft for Windows Server

BENEFITS:

  • Accelerate Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V clusters
  • Increase performance of Windows Server applications such as MS SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint
  • Supports write-back as well as read caching to optimize both read and write performance
  • File-level Policy-based Caching for Maximum Caching Efficiency
  • Support for large deployments with a cache size up to 16TB

Now Available in Bundles!

FlashSoft software is now available in bundles with SanDisk PCIe, SAS, and SATA.

VIDEO RESOURCES

SanDisk Case Study Gridstore

Case Studies

SanDisk and eDiscovery

Speeding Up the Internet of Things: Crane Merchandising

Plaxo, a Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Cloud Plus, a Private Cloud Solutions Provider

Middle Tennessee ENT, a Medical Clinic

White Papers

Caching Software Performance Test: Microsoft SQL Server Acceleration with FlashSoft Software 3.8 for Windows Server

EMA Impact Brief: Enhanced FlashSoft Software & Bundles Increase Performance, Lower Storage Costs

Performance Test: FlashSoft® 3.7 for VMware vSphere® 5.5

Data Sheets

Data Sheet: FlashSoft 3.7 for VMware vSphere 5.1 & 5.5

Data Sheet: FlashSoft 3.8 for Windows Server & Windows Server Hyper-V

Data Sheet: FlashSoft 3.8 for Linux

Product Overview: FlashSoft 4.0 for VMware vSphere 6

Analyst Reports

EMA Impact Brief: FlashSoft Software 4.0 Increases Performance, Lowers Storage Costs

VMware and SanDisk Boost Caching with vSphere VAIO API

A Technology Validation by Taneja Group

Total Economic Impact Study by Forrester

Accelerating Virtual Infrastructures by Evaluator Group

Aug 31, 2015 — SanDisk FlashSoft Integrates Data Service for VMware vSphere by Lyle Smith, StorageReview

Aug 31, 2015 — SanDisk Announces FlashSoft 4 Integrated In VMware vSphere by Paul, Alcorn, Tom's IT Pro

Aug 26, 2014 — VMworld 2014 - Storage News Part 1: vSphere APIs for I/O Filters, Storage & Virtualization blog by Cormac Hogan

Aug 26, 2014 — SanDisk VAIO Server-Side Caching on Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2014

Jan 30, 2014 — "SanDisk FlashSoft 3.1 vSphere: tests" by Luca Dell'Oca

May 27, 2014 — SanDisk FlashSoft Caching Software Review (Windows) by Brian Beeler, StorageReview

Apr 16, 2014 — Enterprise Storage To Drive SanDisk's First Quarter Performance — Forbes

Jan 27, 2014 — "A closer look at SanDisk FlashSoft 3.1 for vSphere" by Luca Dell'Oca

Five tips on how to be smarter with your flash investment
 

The five myths of server-side caching - separating fact from fiction
 

SanDisk Customers speak up at the Gartner Data Center Conference Dec 2013
 

Casino Doesn’t Gamble with Virtualization – Uses Flash Intelligently Gartner Data Center IOM, Dec 2014
 

Disclosures

1. Results for performance from TPC-C based OLTP workload tests. System under test: Dell R720. Performance numbers are tmpC scores. Complete test report available. Performance results may vary according to system architecture, configurations and applications.

2. Density results from specvirt_sc2010. System under test: Dell 810. Complete test scores available. Performance results may vary according to system architecture, configurations and applications.

3. Based on internal testing. As measured using an OLTP benchmark suite on MySQL 5.5. Complete test report available upon request. Performance results may vary according to system architecture, configurations and applications.

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