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FlashArray//X

NVMe Storage for Critical Workloads

From entry-level to enterprise, accelerate business results with the all-flash storage pioneer and leader, FlashArray//X. Accelerate Tier 0 and Tier 1 applications—all your business-critical workloads—along with file services on unified storage.

FlashArray NVME data storage

Unprecedented NVMe Storage Performance

FlashArray//X is all-flash, 100% software-driven, and 100% NVMe storage optimized for corporate and enterprise environments. Run everything from massive databases to next-gen cloud-native applications in Ethernet and Fibre Channel environments.

Effortless Storage Management

FlashArray’s Purity operating environment delivers the power, performance, and resilience of a Modern Data Experience™. Get rich data services, global flash management, industry-leading efficiency, and fabric support—and continuous innovation.

FlashArray operating environment for rich data services

Modern Data Protection

Purity ActiveCluster™ provides synchronous replication for RPO zero and automatic transparent failover for RTO zero. Get data portability for FlashArray//X to secondary FlashArray, FlashBlade®, or NFS targets for replication and tiering, or to Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure cloud for off-premises backup.

FlashArray synchronous data replication for data protection

Application Performance

Boost performance of business-critical apps such as SAP HANA, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle with DirectMemory™ modules built with Intel Optane SSDs. Plug them in and watch latency drop by up to 50% without configuration or tuning.

*Supported in //X70 R2 and //X90 R2 and R3 models only

Application Performance

FlashArray//X R3 Specifications

Capacity

Physical

//X10

Up to 73TB / 66.2TiB effective capacity** 

Up to 22TB / 19.2TiB raw capacity

3U; 640 – 845 Watts (nominal – peak) 

95 lbs (43.1 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

//X20

Up to 314TB / 285.4TiB effective capacity**

Up to 94TB / 88TiB raw capacity†

3U; 741 – 973 Watts (nominal – peak)

95 lbs (43.1 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

//X50

Up to 663TB / 602.9TiB effective capacity**

Up to 185TB / 171TiB raw capacity†

3U; 868 – 1114 Watts (nominal – peak)

95 lbs (43.1 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

//X70

Up to 2286TB / 2078.9TiB effective capacity**

Up to 622TB / 544.2TiB raw capacity†

3U; 1084 – 1344 Watts (nominal – peak)

97 lbs (44.0 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

//X90

Up to 3.3PB / 3003.1TiB effective capacity**

Up to 878TB / 768.3TiB raw capacity†

3U – 6U; 1160 – 1446 Watts (nominal – peak)

97 lbs (44 kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

DirectFlash Shelf

Up to 1.9PB effective capacity**

Up to 512TB / 448.2TiB raw capacity

3U; 460 - 500 Watts (nominal – peak)

87.7 lbs (39.8kg) fully loaded; 5.12” x 18.94” x 29.72”

//X Connectivity

ONBOARD PARTS (PER CONTROLLER)

HOST I/O CARDS (3 SLOTS/CONTROLLER)

  • 2 x 1/10/25Gb Ethernet
  • 2 x 1/10/25Gb Ethernet Replication 
  • 2 x 1Gb Management Ports
  • 2-port 10GBase-T Ethernet 
  • 2-port 1/10/25Gb Ethernet 
  • 2-port 40Gb Ethernet
  • 2-port 25/50Gb NVMe/RoCE
  • 2-port 16/32Gb Fibre Channel (NVMe-oF Ready) 
  • 4-port 16/32Gb Fibre Channel (NVMe-oF Ready)

[*] Stated //X specifications are applicable to //X R3 versions.
[**] 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.
[†] Array accepts Pure Storage DirectFlash Shelf and/or Pure.
[1] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, 17 September 2019. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

What is NVM Express (NVMe) storage?

NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a transfer protocol for accessing data quickly from flash memory storage devices such as solid-state drives (SSDs) over a computer's high-speed Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) bus. Pure Storage® FlashArray//X leverages the increased transfer speeds of NVMe over PCIe to provide a performant all-flash storage array.

People also ask:

1. What is NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)?

NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is an extension of the NVMe network protocol to Ethernet and Fibre Channel delivering faster and more efficient connectivity between storage and servers.

2. What are the benefits of NVMe-oF?

NVMe-oF delivers faster connectivity between storage and applications on servers as well as more efficient CPU usage. This enables further consolidation in the data center of apps that traditionally rely on direct-attached storage (DAS).

3. NVMe-oF vs. iSCSI

NVMe-oF and iSCSI are both network protocols used to facilitate communication between hosts and storage systems over a network. While iSCI evolved to serve spinning-disk drives, NVMe-oF is a new protocol designed specifically to unlock the high-performance, low-latency, massively parallel data-access capabilities of native NVMe storage for your data center.

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