FlashArray//C

Capacity-optimized, All-flash Storage Is Here

Pure FlashArray//C is the first all-flash, 100% NVMe storage array delivering consistent performance, hyper consolidation, and simplicity for enterprise, Tier 2 applications at hybrid economics.


Consolidate Tier 2 Applications at Hybrid Prices

For IT leaders looking to consolidate large, Tier 2 workloads—such as test/dev, disaster recovery, Tier 2 VMs, email, document management, data repositories, legal archives and more—FlashArray//C delivers modern, all-flash storage at hybrid economics.

Consistent All-Flash Performance

Consistent All-Flash Performance

Give your Tier 2 data applications the power of 100% NVMe performance for a consistent, reliable experience across tiered virtualization, test/dev, disaster recovery and data protection workloads. Pure FlashArray//C delivers enterprise-tested 99.9999% availability.

Enterprise-Grade Quality

Enterprise-Grade Quality

Get efficient modern enterprise data services across all your applications and workloads on a capacity-optimized, enterprise-grade, Evergreen storage solution. FlashArray//C offers industry-leading data reduction, replication, and cloud portability.*

Hyper Consolidation

Hyper Consolidation

Consolidate your large data stores with up to 5.2 PB effective (1.39 PB raw) of storage in a tiny, 3 - 9 rack units, with 100% NVMe, capacity-optimized flash. Dramatically reduce hardware, power, cooling, and rack space costs.

*Not all features available at GA

Perfect for High-Capacity Workloads

Modernize storage for test/dev, disaster recovery for tier 2 apps, tier 2 VMs, email, collaboration, code repositories, legal archives, and more.

Test/Dev

Get efficient, capacity-optimized all-flash storage to keep your developers productive and their infrastructure efficient and trouble-free.

Tier 2 VM

Provision high performance VMs to FlashArray//X and lower performance VMs to FlashArray//C. Get consistent performance and enterprise grade data services for all of your VM tiers so IT can focus on core business tasks.

Disaster Recovery for Tier 2 Apps

Give your on-premises apps an efficient replication target for disaster recovery to FlashArray//C, built for 99.9999% availability and 1.3PB to 5.2PB in 3 to 9 RUs. Further backup or migrate to the cloud with CloudSnap or Async replication.

FlashArray//C Feature Comparison

 

Feature

 

Pure Storage
FlashArray//C

 

HPE
Nimble Storage (HF Series)

 

NetApp
FAS Series

 

 

 

Dell EMC
SC Series

 

Footprint for 5.2PB effective

 

 

9 Rack Units with 100% NVMe DFMs

 

 

 

64 Rack Units (Using 10TB 7k HDDs +3.8TB SSDs for cache)

 

 

 

28 Rack Units (Using 10TB 7k HDDs + PCIe FlashCache)

 

 

 

30 Rack Units (Using 10TB HDDs + 1.6TB & 3.8TB SAS SSDs for cache)

 

 

 

Latency

 

 

Consistent 2-4ms latency
No cache misses, no hotspots, no worries

 

 

 

<1ms (cache hit) >5ms (cache miss)

 

 

 

5-10+ms write latency, Read Latency dependent on read caching via FlashCache

 

 

 

<1ms (cache hit) >5ms (cache miss)

 

 

 

End-to-End NVMe

 

 

DirectFlash™️

 

 

 

Not supported

 

 

 

Not supported

 

 

 

Not available

 

 

 

QLC Flash Media

 

 

DirectFlash™️ Modules (TLC / QLC - Optimized)

 

 

 

Not supported

 

 

 

Not supported

 

 

 

Not supported

 

 

 

Contoller NDU

 

 

Free Every Three – via Evergreen Gold

Data in-place upgrade >10 yr long life chassis true NDU architecture of any component

 

 

Intra-chassis NDU, forklift between chassis

 

 

 

Via Complicated Aggregate Relocation process, done by P.S.

 

 

 

Not supported

 

 

 

All-inclusive Software Features

 

 

Gold & Silver

 

 

 

Via Timeless

 

 

 

Not available

 

 

 

Not available

 

 

 

Full Performance Through Failure Or Upgrade

 

 

100%

 

 

 

100%

 

 

 

~50% impact with controller failure per HA-pair

 

 

 

~50% impact with controller failure per HA-pair

 

 

 

Protocol Support

 

 

NVMe-oF (RoCE), iSCSI, FC

 

 

 

FC, iSCSI, SAS

 

 

 

FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, pNFS, CIFS/SMB

 

 

 

FC, iSCSI

 

 

FlashArray//C Specifications

 

 

 

 

Capacity

 

 

Physical

 

//C60-366

 

 

Up to 1.3PB / 1.2PiB effective capacity** 

366TB / 320.1TiB raw capacity**

 

 

3U; 1000–1240 watts (nominal–peak) 

97 lbs (44 kg) fully loaded

5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72” chassis

 

//C60-878

 

 

Up to 3.2PB / 2.9PiB effective capacity** 

878TB / 768.2TiB raw capacity**

 

 

6U; 1480–1760 watts (nominal–peak) 

184.7 lbs (83.8 kg) fully loaded

10.2” x 18.94 x 29.72” chassis

 

//C60-1390

 

 

Up to 5.2PB / 4.7PiB effective capacity** 

1.39PB / 1.19PiB raw capacity**

 

 

9U; 1960–2280 watts (nominal–peak) 

176.6 lbs (123.6kg) fully loaded

15.35” x 18.94 x 29.72” chassis

[**] Effective capacity assumes HA, RAID, and metadata overhead, GB-to-GiB conversion, and includes the benefit of data reduction with always-on inline deduplication, compression, and pattern removal. Average data reduction is calculated at 5-to-1 and does not include thin provisioning.

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