From Big Data to
Big Intelligence

Cloud-Era Flash for Modern Data Analytics

In the era of intelligence, data is the most critical asset, delivering competitive edge for enterprises that harness it. FlashBlade™ is the industry’s first to be purpose-built for modern analytics. See how we did it.


THE POWER OF FAST, BIG, AND SIMPLE

Modern workloads, like machine learning and Spark, are massively parallel – and designed to run on parallel computers with parallel storage for the highest performance. FlashBlade is architected from the ground-up for modern data analytics – delivering powerful cloud-era flash that’s fast, big, and simple.

Fast

  • Elastic performance that grows with data – up to 17 GB/s
  • Always-fast, from small, metadata-heavy workloads to large, streaming files
  • All-flash performance with no caching or tiering

Big

  • Petabytes of capacity
  • Elastic concurrency – up to 10s of thousands of clients 
  • 10s of billions of objects and files

Simple

  • Evergreen – don’t rebuy TBs you already own (see the detailed terms)
  • “Tuned for Everything” design, no manual optimizations required
  • Scale-out everything instantly by simply adding blades

Introducing 75 blade-scale FlashBlade

5x bigger, 5x faster – yet still phenomenally simple. Imagine the possibilities with a huge 8PB namespace, 75 GB/s read, 25 GB/s write, 7.5M IOPs, an integrated 100 GB/s fabric, but just 1 IP address. And, as always, it’s completely Evergreen. Look for it in 2H 2017.

The Elements of FlashBlade

Three components combine to deliver elastically-scalable capacity and performance.

Blade

Scale-out with DirectFlash and processing power on each Blade.

Purity

Purity for FlashBlade drives scale, density, and simplicity.

Fabric

Low-latency, software-defined 320Gb/s Ethernet fabric.

Like Nothing Else You've Seen

Just a few of the reasons FlashBlade is unprecedented.

Elastic Scale-Out

Scale-out everything online and instantly by simply adding blades. Each blade adds capacity, performance, metadata scale, NV-RAM, and client connections.

Easy to Manage

FlashBlade includes a built-in GUI and CLI, as well as our Pure1 cloud-based management and support platform. A single administrator can manage a FlashBlade deployment of any size.

Consistent All-Flash Latency

DirectFlash ensures that no operation is ever waiting for access. FlashBlade accelerates large-block and small-block IO, and makes both user IO and metadata operations flash-fast.

Resiliency You Can Trust

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.

320Gb/s Ethernet Throughput

High performance fabric with object messaging and distributed transaction protocol to ensure fast and reliable communication between Purity instances running on each blade.

Metadata Performance

75% of NFS operations are metadata-only operations, like GetAttrs. FlashBlade implements a massively distributed metatdata database, used by all layers of the system, which is independently queryable for powerful analytics.

Effortless by Design

Drowning in aggregates, volumes, pools, and caches? Petabyte-scale storage has never been this easy.

Simple to Deploy

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.

Simple to Scale

Scale out by inserting new blades into the system. Blades are ultra-low latency, 8, 17, and 52TB capacity, and hot-pluggable. No pre-configuration or planning required.

Simple to Manage

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.

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