Pure Storage launches FlashArray//XL | Enterprise Storage Forum

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Data storage company Pure Storage is adding a “high-end” model to its line of flash arrays.

Pure Storage’s FlashArray // XL is targeted at mission-critical enterprise applications, from massive databases to containerized and cloud-native applications, the company said last month.

Pure Storage believes demand for applications can “grow in an instant” and the need to deploy new applications requires IT to “work in hours, not months.”

Enterprises can scale storage with FlashArray//XL as well as scale out with Pure Fusion, an autonomous storage-as-code, self-service platform to “keep IT infrastructure agile and up-to-date.” “.

The combination enables storage tiers and data policies with tools to optimize storage pools and workload placement.

FlashArray//XL was developed to improve total cost of ownership and support green data center standards: by enabling workload consolidation across fewer arrays to simplify operations, reduce storage space requirements, rack and reduce power consumption and cooling costs.

The storage hardware also provides always-on data protection to ensure stored data is secure, available, and recoverable after disruptions, including malicious attacks.

FlashArray//XL was built with the following technical specifications: up to 5.78 PB effective capacity; latency as low as 150 µs; up to 36 GB/s throughput; 5:1 data reduction average; Total efficiency 10:1; and proven 99.9999% availability in a 5U platform.

“Customers expect a new, modern way to scale enterprise storage,” said Shawn Hansen, vice president and general manager of FlashArray, Pure Storage.

Hansen said FlashArray//XL is “a clear punch on the bow of legacy storage vendors by combining the high-end scale of a true enterprise-class array with the scalable agility of the cloud operating model. “.

Eric Burgener, vice president of research in the enterprise infrastructure practice at IDC, said that for high-end applications, like massive databases, “enterprises need performance and a maximum densities, but they also want control of their own data center and the agility and flexibility of the cloud.”

Enterprise-class storage solutions that are “combined with the cloud operating model give customers the best of both worlds,” Burgener said.

Melvin B. Baillie