WD’s IntelliFlash gets SAP HANA-certified

IntelliFlash all-flash arrays have been certified for use by SAP’s HANA in-memory database system.

IntelliFlash was the main product portfolio Western Digital Corp. acquired when it bought Tegile in August 2017. The range consists of hybrid flash+ disk T4000 systems and all-flash IntelliFlash arrays; the N5000 NVMe drive series and the HD2000 SAS products.

IntelliFlash NVMe array
IntelliFlash NVMe array

The HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) certification applies to both the NVMe and SAS all-flash arrays.

WD said it has thousands of deployed IntelliFlash arrays worldwide. IntelliFlash arrays have been located in the Visionaries box of Gartner’s all-flash array (SSA) magic quadrant in July 2017 and also July 2018.

We might expect an updated Gartner SSA MQ some time this month, and it will be interesting to see if the IntelliFlash arrays move into a different quadrant.