Pure Storage Intros FlashBlade and FlashArray//m10

Pure Storage has today announced the regional release of FlashBlade, an all-flash storage platform designed to store the biggest, fastest data of today and tomorrow and FlashArray//m10, a new entry-level model of its flagship purpose-built all-flash storage array. Together, Pure Storage FlashBlade and the Pure Storage FlashArray form a complete platform for organizations to build their all-flash cloud.

FlashBlade is built on an innovative elastic scale-out architecture, which combines commodity hardware components with unique software and ultra-dense packaging to achieve extreme performance, scale, density and efficiency, at a cost of less than US$1 per usable GB.

“The value that can be gained from efficiently storing and analyzing unstructured data has a transformative effect on business,” said John Hayes, Co-founder and Chief Architect, Pure Storage. “FlashBlade unlocks new capabilities and use cases that are simply not possible with today’s existing solutions by delivering real-time analytics at massive scale and blazing speeds to enable the future of innovation.”

Target workloads for FlashBalde include:

  • Analytics of Everything.  Whether harnessing data from an increasingly-digital business, detecting and responding to threats from a security perimeter or collecting data from billions of IoT sensors spread around the world – competitiveness and security in tomorrow’s economy runs on data. That data is growing exponentially – and the tools to analyze it are getting richer and more transactional, capable of complex queries across massive data sets. The future of analytics requires a big and fast data platform that doesn’t constrain the questions or insights that are possible.
  • Cloud-Native Applications. We’re seeing a sea-change in how webscale cloud applications are being built. VMs are giving way to containers and micro-services, feeding the DevOps approach to building and running applications. These new applications are built to be infinitely and instantly scalable, and power a new set of customer buy cheap zithromax online experiences that run on data. Webscale applications need a big, fast and infinitely scalable data platform.

FlashArray//m10 is a complete storage solution for mid-sized IT, as well as an affordable entry point to flash for larger enterprises looking to flash-enable a first key business application. It offers small-to-medium (SME) size enterprises the same simple, reliable and performant storage previously available only to large enterprises. FlashArray//m10 provides SMEs the ability to accelerate business-critical applications, virtualize everything and implement an internal all-flash cloud.

“This addition to the FlashArray family allows us to provide an entry-level, cost-effective option for companies that want to try purpose-built all-flash for the first time, and accelerate their journey to an all-flash datacenter,” said Matt Kixmoeller, VP of Products, Pure Storage. “Cost as a barrier to all-flash adoption is a relic of the past. Companies of all sizes can now experience the simplicity, high-performance and reliability that comes with all-flash from Pure.”

Key features include:

  • Enterprise-Proven Reliability: An enterprise-grade AFA with >99.999 percent availability, and 100 percent performance during maintenance and failures;
  • Transformational Simplicity: A manual that fits on two business cards, Pure1 SaaS-based management at your fingertips, and the new Pure1 mobile app for Android and iOS provide storage that anyone can manage;
  • Capacity to Consolidate Everything: Up to 25 TB of effective capacity (5-10 TB raw storage);
  • No-Worry Performance: All-flash consistent performance, with <1ms average latency, up to 100,000 32K input/output operations per second (IOPS), and 512byte variable internal block size;
  • Easy Expandability: Modular capacity, performance and feature expansions without maintenance windows or data migrations, both within and across product generations. With FlashArray//m and Evergreen Storage, the storage array upgrades and evolves over time around your data, not the other way around.
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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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