- Flash Array
Pure Storage has a simple mission: to enable the widespread adoption of flash in the enterprise data center.
Mountain View, CA – May 16, 2012 — Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, today announced that its next generation FlashArray 300 Series with the 2.0 release of the Purity Operating Environment is generally available. The FlashArray delivers higher resiliency via active/active high availability, FlashCare™ Technology and an enhanced Data Integrity Fabric. Additional advances include always-on encryption with zero key management, a new web user interface, command line interface, and VMware vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) support. Pure Storage makes it affordable for enterprises and cloud providers to broadly deploy all-flash storage for their performance workloads, including virtual servers, virtual desktops, and databases and analytics workloads. With over 100 units shipped and production deployments for over a year, the FlashArray’s performance, reliability, deduplication and compression are enterprise proven.
“Flash-based solid state systems are increasingly deployed in data centers, and Gartner believes this market will grow to $3.96 billion in 2015,” said Dave Russell, Research Vice President of Storage Strategies and Technologies at Gartner. “Seamlessly integrating storage efficiency and data management technologies within enterprise solid-state appliances will increase the real and perceived value of these products and open the door for widespread market acceptance.” (Gartner. Emerging Technology Analysis: Enterprise Solid-State Appliances. November 23, 2011)
This release also marks the end of the Pure Storage Early Adopter Program, a two-year effort where Pure Storage partnered with leading customers to field-test the FlashArray in some of the most demanding storage environments. From financial services to manufacturing to web/high tech to government organizations to cloud service providers, these customers ran a variety of mixed workloads against the FlashArray including virtualized servers and desktops, and Oracle and SQL databases, often mixing multiple workloads against the FlashArray. Customers achieved, on average, 5.8-to-1 reduction in their data from the FlashArray’s deduplication and compression algorithms. The customer results universally proved that inline deduplication and compression combined with 100% MLC flash delivered a disruptive new value proposition in all-flash storage at the price the enterprise is currently paying for mechanical disk.
“With our customer base continuing to accelerate, it was important to find a storage solution that allows us to run analytics and have a faster rebuild time without affecting their performance experience online,” said John Merryman, chief technology officer, Yodle. “With the Pure Storage FlashArray, we are able to introduce analytics to our environment as well as add more workloads to the infrastructure without slowing it down. This solution works well for us because it enhances the ability for Yodle to keep innovating for customers quickly, while simultaneously delivering high service quality.”
“The industry is acknowledging solid state drives for enterprise applications as a highly attractive IT solution for next-generation server systems that offer outstanding energy efficiency,” said Byungse So, Senior Vice President, Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to work closely with Pure Storage to develop advanced high-performance technologies to expand the green memory market.”
“Storage has been constrained by mechanical disk and has thus been untouched by Moore’s Law,” said Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage. “Storage accounts for far too much latency, power, floor space and capital expenditure in the data center. We set out to push mechanical disk out of the performance path, and to do so by making all-flash storage less expensive than arrays of 15Krpm disk drives that do the performance heavy lifting today. With all-flash storage radically faster, more space and power efficient, simpler and more reliable than disk arrays and hybrids, why buy disk?”
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient, and radically simpler all at a cost that is less than performance disk per gigabyte. The Pure Storage FlashArray is ideal for high performance workloads, including server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, real-time analytics) and cloud computing. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com.
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