SoftBank Corp adopts SanDisk All-Flash Storage Platform
#WesternDigital today announced that #SoftBank Corp has adopted the #SanDisk InfiniFlash all-flash storage platform for its software-defined storage solution. Previously, SoftBank was running an in-house traditional storage system combining hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) for some of its applications. Today, SoftBank has built a new software-defined, multi-petabyte in-house system using the SanDisk InfiniFlash platform as its core storage engine for real-time data transaction applications, enabling the installation of software in general-purpose servers. This has allowed SoftBank to integrate operations of complex systems, solve the problem of silos, and eliminate vendor-specific tasks, which has led to higher efficiency. With its scalability and high density, the new system is able to handle a soaring volume of data and has made it possible to reduce the number of racks by 75% and power consumption by up to 83% within the data center, compared to traditional dedicated storage, says WD.