Unified Fast File and Object Storage

Pure FlashBlade® is the industry's most advanced all-flash storage solution for consolidating fast file and object storage. Modernize your storage with a unified unstructured storage platform that delivers a Modern Data Experience™.

Performant, Agile, and Simple File and Object Storage

Tackle your most challenging modern data requirements. FlashBlade delivers cloud-like simplicity and agility with consistent high performance and control. FlashBlade can help you address the needs of modern applications and leverage modern data.

Performant All-flash Storage

FlashBlade delivers massive throughput and parallelism with consistent multidimensional performance for all data. Simply add blades to scale capacity and performance. It’s fast file and object storage that goes beyond traditional scale-out NAS.

Flexible and powerful file and object storage

Agile Scale-out Architecture

FlashBlade’s scale-out metadata architecture can handle tens of billions of files and objects with maximum performance and rich data services. Purity//FB supports cloud mobility with object replication and disaster recovery with file replication.

Effortless unstructured data management

Simplified Consolidation

Experience AI-powered storage management with Pure1®. Deploying, updating, and managing FlashBlade is hassle-free thanks to automated APIs. Get native multiprotocol support for both file-based and cloud-native object-based workloads.

Improve file and object data management

FlashBlade Specifications


  • Start with 7 blades and simply add blades to scale up to 150 blades ††
  • Each blade adds capacity and performance


  • Up to 15 GB/s bandwidth with 15 blades in a single chassis †
  • Up to 24M NFS IOPS in a single cluster with 150 blades ††


  • 8x 40Gb/s or 32x 10Gb/s Ethernet ports / chassis
  • 2x FlashBlade External Fabric Modules (XFM) to scale up to 150 blades ††


  • 4U per chassis
  • 1,800 watts per chassis (nominal at full configuration)

† Large block read IO with 3:1 compression. This is not a guarantee as customers may achieve different compression ratios based on their workloads.
†† Greater than 75 blades systems are currently subject to 'Directed Availability' which requires Engineering pre-approval from Pure Engineering.

What is Object Storage?

Object storage is a data storage architecture in which data is stored and managed as self-contained units called objects. Each object contains a key, data, and optional metadata. Flat, API-friendly, and highly scalable, object storage is the format of choice for public cloud storage services like Amazon S3 and on-premises solutions like Pure Storage® FlashBlade®.

People also ask:

1. Object storage vs. File storage vs. Block storage

  • Object storage is a storage format in which data is stored in discrete units called objects. 
  • File storage is the storage format most people are familiar with—data is stored in files you can interact with in folders within a hierarchical file directory.
  • Block storage breaks data up into separate pieces of fixed-sized blocks of data that each get a unique identifier.

2. What is File Storage?

File storage is a data storage format in which data is stored and managed as files within folders. In the storage world, file storage is used by direct-attached storage (DAS) and network-attached storage (NAS) systems.

3. What are the Benefits of File Storage?

The benefits of file storage include:

  • User-friendly interface: A simple file management and sharing system makes it easy to use across an organization.
  • Easy-to-scale archives: Each file has a unique address and can be stored in a scale-out system manually or automatically. 
  • Data protection: File storage has been around for a long time, so there are many standardized technologies and protocols for data protection.

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

Unified fast file and object (UFFO) storage is a new category of data storage that consolidates two traditionally separate storage paradigms—file and object storage—into one performant data solution. It enables you to replace a siloed collection of data warehouses, network-attached storage (NAS) devices, and direct-attached storage (DAS) devices with a single scale-out storage solution that delivers multidimensional performance at scale. FlashBlade is the first UFFO storage platform.

5. Why fast object storage?

While object storage has traditionally been treated as a convenient way to archive large amounts of data, the growth in cloud-native apps which use object storage as their default storage has created a new market for higher performing object storage. Fast object storage combines the ease of access and scale-out convenience of traditional object storage with the speed and performance needed to support the demanding workloads of cloud-native applications.

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