Enter: Pure Storage

All flash array. WOW. Yes, another one is out there now. Pure Storage has emerged today and all flash is interesting to me. Sure it is expensive, but any toying with solid state disks will quickly get you thinking about how do get this nice performance in the data center.

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Going about this storage is different. First of all, in looking at the specification for the product; I see a statistic called “Effective Capacity.” So, you can tell this is a different type of storage that isn’t provisioned and planned like your typical storage.

Could this type of stuff be the new tier 1? It may, I see so many options coming; which is a good thing. I think we are going to see options go up and prices go (somewhat) down.

As far as I can tell, the Pure Storage FlashArray Controller uses fibre channel and has one extra port. I’m surprised that iSCSI (1 GBs/ or 10 GB/s) isn’t available; but this is a new release.

More information can be found at: http://www.purestorage.com

One response to this post.

  1. “Flash sounds great, until you get to that final little detail: price. At $/GB prices of $50, $80, even $100/GB, flash to date has simply priced itself out of the mainstream. Pure Storage has coupled the use of lower-cost MLC flash with lossless, inline deduplication and compression to bring the cost of flash below disk on a $/GB usable basis. And that’s before considering the power, space, and server consolidation savings, which can double or triple your return on investment (ROI).”

    I’m not buying it. What’s the catch?

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