Enterprise Business Continuity for All

Data backup and disaster recovery are critically important – but with Purity ActiveCluster, we go much further. ActiveCluster is complete business continuity, built-in to every FlashArray.


Achieve new levels of availability with Purity ActiveCluster. Get worry-free business continuity – and zero RTO & RPO – across your data center, metro region, or globally, with async, across three data centers. You can set it up in minutes, and Pure1™ Cloud Mediator means you don’t need a third site. ActiveCluster is included with Purity//FA 5.

ActiveCluster – Ultra-simple, ultra-included

An Active/Active metro stretch cluster without the traditional expense or complexity? Yep. It’s included in your Evergreen® subscription. Check it out.

ESG: ActiveCluster is Transparent and Effortless

Market intelligence firm ESG put ActiveCluster through a battery of business continuity tests. They found that “Purity ActiveCluster takes the cost and complexity barriers out of business continuity, making it simple, cost-effective, and provable for any organisation—and relieving the minds of IT administrators.” 

Designed to be Easy and Automatic

Managing an ActiveCluster stretch cluster is as simple as managing a single array: snapshot and clone operations can be performed from either array, and volumes and snapshots are synchronously maintained on both arrays. Failovers are transparent, and the arrays automatically resynchronize.

ActiveCluster Stretch Cluster for Business Continuity

Always-On Protection

Synchronous replication and transparent failover together deliver zero RPO and zero RTO. Get high availability across arrays, data centers, or a metro region. Or add asynchronous replication for a three data center recovery option.

Four Commands
to Deploy

Purity ActiveCluster is Active/Active, with a cloud mediator built-in to Pure1. Setup everything in minutes with just four simple steps – no outside professional services required. Then monitor your system via the Pure1 cloud.

It’s Yours at no Extra Charge

Business continuity is normally an expensive proposition. But Purity ActiveCluster is built-in, requires no additional licence or fees, no external appliances, and no third backup site. It’s a simple Evergreen upgrade to Purity//FA 5.

“We now have a DR site that is more than just a standby facility in case of a problem. We have a site that’s 100% active all the time, so that if one side or the other fails, we will still have all services.”

Jay Easton, Network Manager
Hanson Bridgett


About the time it takes to brew coffee. Watch the entire process – in 7 minutes.

Lose the Cost and Complexity

To date, business continuity (and/or synchronous replication for zero RTO) has been available and affordable to only a select few organisations – and for only a few mission-critical applications – due to total costs of up to 100s of thousands of dollars, complex implementations, and the need for additional software licenses, a third site mediator, and external gateways. Not anymore – Purity ActiveCluster changes everything.

How Will You Use ActiveCluster?

Think always-on operations, zero RPO & RTO disaster recovery, data sharing (for dev/test, analytics, etc.), non-disruptive data migration, and business continuity across your data center, metro region, or globally (async 3rd site). Purity ActiveCluster is perfect for clustered apps (Oracle, SQL, etc.) and VMware VMSC.

Business Continuity for Clustered Apps

Live Migration

Move workloads at will as capacity growth and performance needs require.

DC Availability

Achieve an even higher level of availability within the data center.

Campus or Metro Availability

ActiveCluster maintains uptime even if one site should fail.

3DC Protection

Available global protection with 3 data center configuration (async 3rd site).


Multi-site, Active/Active design is fundamental to the effortless experience of Purity ActiveCluster. Unlike Active/Passive implementations, ActiveCluster serves I/O on a given volume from both sites simultaneously. You don’t have to worry about the complexity of managing VM or database instance affinity to a site, and application latency is optimised with reads served locally.