Pure Storage Introduces FlashBlade//S For Unstructured Data

New architecture disaggregates resources to allow customers scale in any direction

Pure Storage announced the FlashBlade//S family of products with a new modular architecture built on co-designed hardware and software. The new platform leverages a nearly unlimited scalable metadata architecture, offering more than double the density, performance and power efficiency of previous versions. The platform evolves in alignment with customer requirements. 

Pure Storage aims to revolutionise the market with FlashBlade//S by introducing a modular architecture that disaggregates compute from capacity. Storage, compute and networking elements can be upgraded flexibly and non-disruptively, delivering a highly configurable and customisable file and object platform to address the broadest set of modern workloads. It can provide the highest performance and capacity optimisation levels with Pure’s proprietary all-QLC architecture without needing expensive caching solutions. 

“The architectural differentiation of FlashBlade//S results from better science driving innovation in both software and hardware. It enables exceptional performance, efficiency and scalability, providing customers with flexibility and confidence in their long term unstructured data strategy. It is not only the last scale-out platform organisations will ever need, but also the right choice for meeting environmental and sustainability ambitions, which are increasingly important to customers,” said Matt Burr, General Manager, FlashBlade, Pure Storage.

Designed for forward-thinking organisations, FlashBlade//S delivers: 

  • Future-Proofing with Evergreen Subscription: By leveraging the full power of Evergreen subscription-based services, customers get unmatched flexibility and non-disruptive upgrades with FlashBlade//S. Organisations never have to worry about their storage platform becoming obsolete or disrupting data migrations. This is further improved with today’s announcement detailing the expanded Evergreen portfolio.  
  • Peace of Mind for Sustainability Demands: As end users are under more pressure to prioritise sustainability, the new FlashBlade//S family helps them deliver on these needs with better performance on key metrics such as capacity per watt, bandwidth per watt, and capacity per rack-unit, resulting in an overall smaller data centre footprint. For these reasons, Meta chose Pure to power its AI Research SuperCluster (RSC).   
  • Performance at Scale, Simplicity, and Efficiency of Unstructured Data: The new FlashBlade//S family, through closely engineered hardware and Purity//FB 4.0 software, pushes the boundaries of performance, scale and efficiency. FlashBlade//S will also accelerate innovation and help bring denser and more power-efficient technologies to market faster. This enables customers to achieve simplicity, exabyte level scale, and the multi-dimensional performance required to consolidate key unstructured data workloads.