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Pure Storage Flashblade

Modern workloads, like deep learning and AI, are massively parallel – and designed to run on parallel computers with parallel storage for the highest performance. FlashBlade is architected from the ground-up for modern data analytics – delivering powerful cloud-era flash that’s fast, big, and simple.

The Elements of Flashblade

Blade

Modern workloads, like deep learning and AI, are massively parallel – and designed to run on parallel computers with parallel storage for the highest performance.

Purity

The heart of FlashBlade, implementing its scale-out storage capabilities, services and management.

Fabric

Includes a built in 40Gb Ethernet fabric providing a total network bandwidth of 320Gb/s for the chassis.

Unprecedented Storage

Elastic Scale-Out

Scale-out everything online and instantly by simply adding blades. Each blade adds capacity, performance, metadata scale, NV-RAM, and client connections.

Easy to Manage

FlashBlade includes a built-in GUI and CLI, as well as our Pure1 cloud-based management and support platform. A single administrator can manage a FlashBlade deployment of any size.

Consistent All-Flash Latency

DirectFlash ensures that no operation is ever waiting for access. FlashBlade accelerates large-block and small-block IO, and makes both user IO and metadata operations flash-fast.

Resiliency you can Trust

Blades are deployed in N+2 redundant fashion to protect against flash or full Blade loss. When Blades fail, the system automatically heals-around them, returning FlashBlade to full resiliency.

320Gb/s Ethernet Throughput

High performance fabric with object messaging and distributed transaction protocol to ensure fast and reliable communication between Purity instances running on each blade.

Metadata Performance

75% of NFS operations are metadata-only operations, like GetAttrs. FlashBlade implements a massively distributed metatdata database, used by all layers of the system, which is independently queryable for powerful analytics.

Specifications

8TB Blade 17TB Blade 52TB Blade
7 BLADES 98 TBs Usable 190 TBs Usable 591 TBs Usable
15 BLADES 267 TBs Usable 525 TBs Usable 1607 TBs Usable

Performance: 17 GB/s bandwidth with 15 Blades - Up to 1M IOPS | Performance: 8x 40Gb/s or 32x 10Gb/s Ethernet ports / chassis | Physical: 4U - 1,800 Watts (nominal at full configuration)

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