About SanDiskSanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for OEM and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com. About Virident Systems Virident Systems enterprise-class Storage Class Memory (SCM) solutions deliver unconditional, consistent performance that supports the most data-intensive content and applications. The inherent advantage associated with this disruptive technology revolutionizes computing by speeding application response time and optimizing datacenter efficiency for new levels of ROI. Virident Systems is backed by strategic investors, Intel®, Cisco® Systems and a leading storage hardware and software solutions provider, as well as venture investors Globespan Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Artiman Ventures. For more information, visit www.virident.com. 1Results based on internal SanDisk testing. Complete test report available. © 2012 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. FlashSoft is a trademark of SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC. Virident, Virident FlashMAX and the Virident logo are trademarks of Virident Systems. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s). This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for markets, products and customers that are based on SanDisk’s current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: the market demand for SanDisk products may grow more slowly than SanDisk’s expectations, the products may not perform as expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in SanDisk’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, SanDisk’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q and the company’s annual report on Form 10-K. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced it is working with Virident Systems, Inc., an industry-leading supplier of PCIe flash storage solutions, on projects to combine Virident hardware technology with FlashSoft ™ software from SanDisk. ® The SanDisk-Virident collaboration includes co-marketing, sales cooperation, joint testing and validation programs, and support and services assistance. Both FlashSoft software and Virident FlashMAX PCIe cards are available for Linux, Windows ® Server and VMware ® vSphere ™ environments, giving customers the ability to use this complementary solution to boost storage execution in a variety of platforms. “SanDisk’s enterprise software business is keenly focused on improving hardware performance on SanDisk and non-SanDisk platforms alike,” said Greg Goelz, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions. “Working with Virident allows us to reach a greater number of customers with a broader set of solutions aimed at improving the performance of servers and storage devices.” SanDisk and Virident have conducted performance tests showing that a Virident FlashMAX I PCIe card using FlashSoft software can accelerate the performance of certain Microsoft SQL Server workloads by nearly 700 percent versus storage based on a hard disk drive array 1. The goal of the SanDisk-Virident collaboration is to provide the companies’ customers with easy access to the significant performance gains provided by the combined hardware-software solution. “Virident FlashMAX is industry renowned for superior, sustained performance over time and across diverse workloads,” said Shridar Subramanian, vice president, product marketing at Virident. “Now the Virident FlashMAX storage solution is further complemented by FlashSoft software. We are looking forward to further expansion of our customer base with this partnership, as we continue to provide superior support and service for our joint customer base.” “This collaboration between Virident and SanDisk is good news for customers who want the benefits of SanDisk’s caching software, as well as the reliable performance of Virident's storage-class memory for the caching hardware platform,” said James Bagley, senior analyst, Storage Strategies NOW. “The relationship between the two companies serves as a proof point to SanDisk’s enterprise solutions strategy and Virident’s commitment to ecosystem partnerships to deliver a complete enterprise hardware and software solution to a growing customer base.”