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Uncomplicate Your Unstructured Data

Pure Storage® FlashBlade//S™ is the only scale-out storage platform that efficiently powers your modern unstructured data needs, delivering cutting edge capabilities without complexity.

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Eliminate Traditional Scale-out Storage Limitations

FlashBlade//S allows capacity and performance to be scaled independently and can be continuously improved over time. This unique modular storage architecture offers flexible consumption choices while minimizing waste by using less power and space. Read the IDC Report

Unmatched Data Management Experience

FlashBlade//S is a high-performance consolidated storage platform for both file and object workloads, delivering a simplified experience for infrastructure and data management. A platform that’s easy to buy, easy to set up, easy to change, and easy to improve—in moments, not months.

Flexible and powerful file and object storage

Faster Time to Insights

Unlike commodity SSD-based or retrofitted, spinning disk solutions, FlashBlade//S uses Pure Storage industry-leading, all-flash hardware and software innovation and is built using all-QLC architecture and DirectFlash® modules. The best-in-class solution is designed to support data-heavy, unstructured workloads efficiently, providing unequaled density, capacity, and performance.

Effortless unstructured data management

Easily Scales to Meet Future Demands

The modular FlashBlade//S platform lets you independently scale capacity and performance to stay in line with needs and growth projections—ensuring greater efficiency and minimizing waste. It keeps complexity low and performance high by using a distributed metadata architecture, DirectFlash modules, and integrated networking.

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Storage That Improves over Time

Automatic, non-disruptive hardware and software upgrades with Evergreen//Forever™ increase the lifetime of the platform. A flexible consumption model makes it easily adaptable to your business needs for cost predictability, without limiting outcomes.

Effortless unstructured data management

Container-ready Infrastructure with Portworx

Run Portworx® on top of FlashArray™ and FlashBlade® to benefit from Kubernetes-native storage and data management. Operate, scale, and secure modern applications and databases on FlashArray and FlashBlade with just a few clicks.

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2023 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Pure Storage Named a Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Storage in the Gartner® Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer Report.

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*as of 31 January 2023; Willingness to Recommend based on 49 reviews and Overall Rating based on 50 reviews.

FlashBlade//S Specifications

Per Chassis

Workload Requirement

Compression Level


Capacity Details



Ultimate Efficiency

Very High

Up to 8 x 100GbE

  • Number of DFM: 1 to 4
  • DFM Media: QLC
  • Up to 1920 TB raw capacity
  • Rack Units: 5U
  • Power: 2,400W*
  • Dimensions: 8.59” x 17.43” x 32.00”
  • Weight: 215 lbs**


Extreme Performance


Up to 8 x 100GbE

  • Number of DFM: 1 to 4
  • DFM Media: QLC
  • Up to 1920 TB raw capacity
  • Rack Units: 5U
  • Power: 2,400W*
  • Dimensions: 8.59” x 17.43” x 32.00”
  • Weight: 215 lbs**

* Nominal consumption for fully loaded system
** Based on a fully populated chassis with 10x blades and 40x DFMs

See the FlashBlade Data Sheet for first-generation platform specifications.

Three Times A Leader

Pure Storage is named A Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Distributed File Services and Object Storage.

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Don't Take Our Word for It

We work with the best organisations across all industries.

“By separating our capacity from compute, we’re able to get more out of our compute resources, which gives us the ability to ask questions at an unprecedented scale.”

Greg Bowman
Director, Folding@home

“The ability of FlashBlade to host such a wide variety of protocols and workloads is one of its most impressive features.”

Ed Hammond
Principal Solutions Architect, Cogo Labs

Test Drive FlashBlade

No hardware, no setup, no cost—no problem. Experience a self-service instance of Pure1® to manage FlashBlade, the industry's most advanced solution delivering native scale-out file and object storage.

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What is file storage?

File storage is a data storage format in which data is stored and managed as files within folders.

If you’ve ever accessed files on a hard drive, your local computer, or a shared drive hosted on your company’s server, you’ve dealt with file storage. File storage systems provide readability and convenience for users.

People also ask:

1. What is object storage?

Object storage is a storage format in which data is stored in discrete units called objects. Each unit has a unique identifier or key, which allows them to be found no matter where they’re stored on a distributed system.

2. What is unified fast file and object (UFFO) storage?

Unified fast file and object (UFFO) is a new category of storage architectured to address the demands of modern applications. UFFO is a storage platform that consolidates native fast file and fast object storage with an architecture that delivers simplicity, scale, and performance.

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