We built FlashBlade to be ready for the big, fast, and dynamic data demands of the cloud era. That means cloud-native applications, super-charged analytics, and ground-breaking opportunities
in science and media.
Scale-out easily with flash and processing power on each Blade.
The software heart of FlashBlade, designed for scale.
Low-latency, software-defined 40Gb/s Ethernet fabric.
Just a few of the reasons FlashBlade is unprecedented.
Scale-out everything online and instantly by simply adding blades. Each blade adds capacity, performance, metadata scale, NV-RAM, and client connections.
100% flash architecture ensures that no operation is ever waiting for disk. FlashBlade accelerates large-block and small-block IO, and makes both user IO and metadata operations flash-fast.
75% of NFS operations are metadata-only operations, like GetAttrs. FlashBlade implements a scale-out Metadata Map, used by all layers of the system, which is independently queryable for powerful analytics.
Blades are deployed in N+2 redundant fashion to protect against flash or full Blade loss. When Blades fail, the system automatically heals-around them, returning FlashBlade to full resiliency.
FlashBlade uses 100% raw MLC NAND, and all functions of flash management and error recovery are handled by the Elasticity software. This ensures the highest performance and lowest overhead.
Other arrays often start with a single protocol, then stack others on top – with each inheriting the limitations of the layers. Elasticity implements a common Object Core – and then all protocols are peers on top.
Drowning in aggregates, volumes, pools, and caches? Petabyte-scale storage has never been this easy.
Deploy as a single 4U appliance, with a minimum of 7 blades. All networking is internal, and all software included. No tuning or configuration necessary.
Scale out by inserting new blades into the system. No pre-configuration or planning required. Mix-and-match Blade capacities to ensure future expandability.
With a built-in GUI and CLI, as well as cloud-based management and support from Pure1, a single administrator can manage a FlashBlade deployment of any size.
All FlashBlade specifications and features are preliminary and subject to change prior to the GA version release.
Features and pricing preliminary until general availability. Images are illustrative. Final product design may vary/differ.