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Pure releases first enterprise-grade all-QLC array

01 Sep 2020

Pure Storage has announced the second generation FlashArray//C, reducing the cost of running capacity-oriented workloads so significantly, the company claims, that 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.

With the second generation of FlashArray//C, Pure is delivering the first 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. 

Pure’s FlashArray portfolio enables customers to house all their data on one 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 analytics across their platform, with common APIs, monitoring, and support.

FlashArray//C is one of the fastest-growing products in Pure’s portfolio. 

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.

Pure’s FlashArray//C delivers:

  • >99.9999% availability with Pure1 cloud data management, API automation and AI-driven predictive support. Enterprise-grade QLC delivers consistent durability and sustained performance, without the need for storage-class memory, wear-level software or overprovisioning.
     
  • Organisations can deploy FlashArray//X and FlashArray//C as a complete solution across all of their performance-oriented and capacity-oriented use cases, reducing staffing and training requirements and increasing IT agility by enabling organisations to use the same storage operating system for all workloads. All data, workloads, operational controls, and reports are available via a single pane of glass.
     
  • Sustainable and flexible consumption models: FlashArray//C is built from the ground up to be Evergreen with non-disruptive hardware and software upgrades and no data migrations, providing a cost-effective way to sustain infrastructure for a decade or more. With Pure-as-a-Service, customers enjoy a cloud experience with pay-as-you-go economics.

The second generation of FlashArray//C is available today.