Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has announced the second generation FlashArray//C, reducing the cost of running capacity-oriented workloads so significantly it eliminates the need for legacy hybrid disk arrays.
The only all-QLC storage array, FlashArray//C is built on Pure’s DirectFlash technology and Purity software platform to deliver enterprise-grade performance and features cost-effectively, marking another step towards realising Pure’s vision of bringing flash mainstream for any use case through its entire portfolio of products and solutions.
To meet today’s challenges, enterprises must focus on both innovation and operational excellence, driving efficiency that can free up human and financial capital to invest in a landscape with new demands. Yet until now, due to the economics and performance challenges of legacy storage, IT organisations have been forced to distinguish between performance-oriented workloads and everything else. The result? Data centres mired in complexity and incompatibilities with unnecessary hardware, software, maintenance, and training costs.
With the second generation of FlashArray//C, Pure is extending its QLC advantage by delivering the first and only enterprise-grade all-QLC flash array – transforming raw QLC into a high-endurance medium while delivering new cost economics that are 30% less than similarly sized hybrid storage arrays on the market today. FlashArray//C is available with 24.7TB and, the industry’s largest, 49TB QLC DirectFlash modules providing the lowest possible total cost of ownership. This makes all-flash accessible for use cases previously relegated to spinning disk or inefficient hybrid solutions, like backup and data protection, test/dev environments, and workload consolidation.
Modern business requires fast access to all data whether it’s mission critical or capacity-oriented workloads and applications. Pure’s FlashArray portfolio simplifies and streamlines IT operations by enabling customers to house all their data on one agile data services platform – with FlashArray//C for their capacity-oriented workloads and FlashArray//X for performance-intensive workloads, and in the cloud with Cloud Block Store. Common data services across the FlashArray platform make it fast and easy to access, manage, and secure data across multiple workloads, geographies, and clouds. By federating data from high-capacity use cases (i.e. backup stores and workload consolidation) and high-performance use cases (i.e. cloud-native databases) in one place, organisations can derive business value by applying powerful analytics across their platform, with common APIs, monitoring, and world class support.
“Delivering a cost-effective, high-capacity solution solves an even bigger problem for customers – removing the complexity from enterprise storage by providing a complete platform, one that addresses all their data storage requirements,” said Scott Baker, Vice President of Product Marketing, FlashArray, Pure Storage. “With the second generation of FlashArray//C, we’re proud to once again demonstrate our commitment to innovation and make the benefits of flash more accessible for a broader range of use cases at an economic advantage that is sure to make hybrid storage a thing of the past.”
FlashArray//C is one of the fastest-growing products in Pure’s portfolio. It enables customers to consolidate workloads and simplify storage with consistent, cost-competitive all-flash performance. Replacing disk and hybrid systems with FlashArray//C lowers costs for rack space, power, cooling, operations and maintenance and the availability of high-capacity, low-cost storage enables enterprises to redirect IT resources away from routine operations and toward delivering new services.