FlashArray//C

Say Goodbye to Hybrid Storage

Enterprise-grade QLC delivers where hybrid can’t. Pure FlashArray//C—the first all-QLC flash array—delivers the NVMe performance, hyper-consolidation, and simplified management your data deserves.


Making Flash Mainstream

The all-QLC FlashArray//C, with DirectFlash™ modules in 24.7TB and 49TB capacity options, delivers cost economics that eliminate the need for hard disk drives and hybrid arrays. The QLC data center is emerging. Pure’s QLC DirectFlash provides benefits from more speed and lower latencies to significant power savings and competitive economics.

Consistent performance for all VM tiers

Guaranteed Data Efficiency

Combine Pure’s DirectFlash modules with Pure's unique data-reduction technologies to deliver the most usable effective capacity. You don’t have to compromise storage array performance or resort to spinning disk or vendor gimmicks to meet your data-intensive and capacity-sensitive workloads.

Capacity storage infrastructure

Highest Reliability, Best Configuration Options

Designed for 99.9999% availability with effective capacity configuration options between 1.9PB in 3U all the way to 5.2PB in 9U, the FlashArray//C is latency-tolerant, designed for availability, and able to meet capacity expansion requirements of your data-intensive workloads.

Tier 2 data replication for disaster recovery

Never Pay for Additional Features

The Evergreen Subscription™ program is simplicity at its best. A 100% non-disruptive product architecture with a flexible buying program, it frees you from the complexities, risk, and expensive upgrade processes of legacy storage products. What’s more, all the features of Purity Operating Environment are delivered at no additional cost.

Tier 2 data replication for disaster recovery

FlashArray//C Specifications

 

 

 

CAPACITY*

PHYSICAL

 

//C60-366

 

Up to 1.3PB effective

366TB raw

3U; 1000–1240 watts (nominal–peak) 

97.7 lbs (44.3 kg) fully loaded

5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72” chassis

 

//C60-494

 

 

Up to 1.9PB effective

494TB raw

 

 

3U; 1000–1240 watts (nominal–peak) 

97.7 lbs (44.3 kg) fully loaded

5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72” chassis

 

//C60-839

 

 

Up to 2.8PB effective

839TB raw

 

6U; 1480–1760 watts (nominal–peak) 

177.0lbs (80.3kg) fully loaded

10.2” x 18.94 x 29.72” chassis

 

//C60-1186

 

Up to 4.6PB effective

1.2PB raw

 

6U; 1480–1760 watts (nominal–peak) 

185.4 lbs (84.1 kg) fully loaded

15.35” x 18.94 x 29.72” chassis

 

//C60-1390

Up to 5.2PB effective

1.4PB raw

9U; 1960–2280 watts (nominal–peak) 

273.2 lbs (123.9 kg) 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.

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5ms–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

 

 

24.7TB / 49TB QLC DirectFlash™ modules

 

 

 

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

 

 

Pay Only for What You Use

Like electricity, Pure as-a-Service is a utility that’s billed based on consumption. Gone are the days where you had to buy or lease storage years in advance.

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