Diskeeper Corporation, the leader in high-performance optimization and maintenance software for technology, people and businesses, and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, have announced they have entered into an agreement to provide hardware and software to enhance the performance and accelerate the adoption of client solid-state disk drive (SSD) computing applications. The agreement initially calls for SanDisk to license Diskeeper’s ExpressCache™ and NowOn™ software products enabling a highly competitive, fully validated, high performance storage solution for use in Ultrabooks™ and other computing platforms.
Diskeeper’s ExpressCache and NowOn high performance optimization software combined with SanDisk’s client SSDs extend both companies’ strategy of helping consumer OEM customers build affordable computing devices that provide greater responsiveness, faster performance and an overall better user experience. The agreement also allows SanDisk to potentially license other Diskeeper® products still in various stages of development. Other details of the agreement are not disclosed.
“Two years ago when designing this software we envisioned the potential for creating high performance enabling, hybrid technology platforms. Platforms that offer the best of two worlds: highly affordable large disk drives to meet storage memory needs, and small high performance SSD’s to power high performance,” said Paul Raphael, EVP of Technology for Diskeeper. “The ExpressCache solution greatly improves boot and application launch speeds while also providing system optimization to enhance the user experience. We believe SanDisk’s ability to enhance the mobile computing experience by providing industry leading software along with flash memory will be one of the key factors helping to accelerate the growth of the Ultrabook market segment this year.”
Caching solutions used in computing provide a location for frequently accessed information to be stored and retrieved quickly. Semiconductor-based solid state storage with its small footprint and high performance is often used in computing to enhance the performance of systems relying on slower hard disk drive (HDD) technology. Combining flash memory-based cache with advanced caching software, can help deliver higher performing HDD-based computing systems while keeping overall system costs low.
ExpressCache has been adopted by leading OEMs to provide enhanced boot speed, faster launch of applications and quicker access to frequently used files used in consumer computing applications. SanDisk will now be able to offer the software in combination with its industry leading SSD products as a caching solution in dual drive configurations.
NowOn allows an “instant on” solution for the client PC market – a key requirement for Ultrabooks. This faster “resume from hibernation” feature makes PCs more like other mobile devices in terms of boot up and response times.
About Diskeeper Corporation: Diskeeper Corporation creates high-performance software that optimizes and maintains application operation efficiency and equipment longevity to increase productivity in technology, people and businesses.
With over 30 years of product innovation, the key to Diskeeper’s success is listening to customer needs and staying abreast of the changes in technology as they relate to data storage performance both in the physical and virtual domain. Diskeeper is committed to providing solutions that meet the real-world needs of our users. For more information, visit www.diskeeper.com.
About SanDisk: SanDisk 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.
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