Pogo Lowers TCO With New Lines of Servers and Storage Appliances, Powered by SanDisk and NexentaStor 4.0

Pogo will demonstrate their new Solid State Drive (SSD) and Software Defined Storage (SDS) systems, highlighting TCO advantages, at the INTEROP conference in Las Vegas.

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"Pogo has partnered with SanDisk because of the quality and performance of their SSDs, and the flexibility to target the exact endurance level required, as dictated by the customer's workload and budget."

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Pogo today introduced their new line of StorageDirector NexentaStor 4.0 certified Software Defined Storage (SDS) appliances, and their new Iris XF line of servers with SanDisk Solid State Drives. Both lines are designed to provide significant total cost of ownership (TCO) advantages for Pogo customers.

Iris XF SSD Servers

For the Iris XF line, Pogo specifically chose to incorporate SanDisk CloudSpeed SATA and Optimus SAS SSDs for the endurance profiles and workload management capabilities these drives provide. SSDs can provide superior performance in almost any environment; however, there is a limit to the total number of write cycles an SSD can perform over the life of the drive. This limit -- commonly known as a drive’s endurance -- is rated by manufacturers in Drive Writes Per Day (DWPD) and is a significant factor in the overall cost of a drive. The SanDisk CloudSpeed SSDs have DWPD ratings from 1 to 50+, allowing Iris XF servers to be adapted for specific workloads -- from read-heavy web and application servers, to write-intensive databases and OLTP. The ability to select the correct SSDs from within the same drive family for a given application, allows Pogo to specifically-tailor each system to a customer’s expected read/write workload, minimizing up-front costs and reducing their overall TCO.

“We are very excited about Pogo’s decision to launch a server line incorporating our CloudSpeed and Optimus SSD products,” said Keita Kitahama, Director of Strategic Business Development, SanDisk. “With the huge breadth of capabilities and scalability that SanDisk SSD products offer, Pogo customers can get the right combination of performance and endurance to ensure deployments exceed benchmarks and customer specifications.”

"Pogo has partnered with SanDisk because of the quality and performance of their SSDs, and the flexibility to target the exact endurance level required, as dictated by the customer's workload and budget," said Paul Bibaud, VP of Product Development, Pogo. "We customize all of our offerings to the needs of the customer, and SanDisk SSDs help make that possible. This translates into significant savings for our customers, and minimizes their total cost of ownership."

StorageDirector Nexenta SDS Appliance

Pogo’s new line of StorageDirector storage appliances -- fully certified for NexentaStor 4.0 -- continues to provide significant TCO advantages over proprietary legacy storage solutions. With the coming release of NexentaStor 4.0, the StorageDirector is uniquely qualified to make the most of the many new and improved features of this updated SDS solution, including:

  • 50% reduction in HA failover times
  • Simplified administration with the new wizard-driven storage pool, featuring configuration and deployment tools
  • Dramatic improvement in performance with support for even higher memory counts
  • Significant replication improvements, with a highly-improved AutoSync service
  • Migration of the code base to the Illumos open-source operating system for improvements in security, management, and monitoring

As the first “Premium Partner” in the Nexenta Partner Program, Pogo Storage has more than five years of proven expertise in engineering and supporting solutions based on the NexentaStor ZFS platform. The enterprise-class Nexenta SDS platform, integrated with reliable and value-driven Pogo hardware, is as much of a cost-savings alternative now as it was five years ago.

"The channel community is an important and trusted ecosystem for Nexenta. The latest version of Nexenta reflects the close relationship that Nexenta has with our channel partners and joint customers as we add features and functionality to help businesses save time and money, and eliminate any storage hurdles that they may face," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO, Nexenta. "We will continue to work closely with Pogo to disrupt the storage market and provide more customers with access to enterprise-quality SDS solutions at a significantly lower cost than legacy storage vendors."

"As one of the Nexenta's oldest channel partners, we are excited to introduce our newest line of StorageDirector storage appliances, certified for NexentaStor 4.0," said Erik Logan, CEO of Pogo. "Software Defined Storage, specifically Nexenta, is a disruptive technology that has demonstrated its ability to offer enterprise-class features while lowering overall TCO for our customers."

Stop by the Pogo Storage booth #1462 at INTEROP to see examples of both the Iris and StorageDirector product lines in a hands-on product demonstration with performance benchmarks.


About Pogo Storage
Pogo Storage (http://www.pogostorage.com), a Division of Pogo Linux, offers a wide range of network storage solutions for just about every IT project or budget. From a digital video archive to a highly-available SAN solution, Pogo Storage helps IT departments dramatically reduce cost with a hybrid storage strategy and breakout storage technologies. Clients turn to Pogo for all their technology infrastructure needs because of Pogo’s deep technology knowledge and unparalleled service. Pogo has a very strong track record in the ISP, Medical, Education, Media & Entertainment, Military, and Research industries.

About SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.sandisk.com.

SanDisk is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Optimus and CloudSpeed are trademarks of SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification only and may be the trademarks of their holder(s).

About Nexenta Systems
Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems. More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at http://www.nexenta.com or by calling (877) 862-7770. Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be found at: http://www.nexenta.com/partners.

About Interop®
Interop® is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world’s IT community. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events visit http://www.interop.com.

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