This Technology Spotlight examines the evolving primary flash array market with a particular emphasis on what next-generation flash-driven enterprise storage architectures will look like. It also looks at the role Pure Storage, with its FlashArray//x, plays in this
strategically important market.
Pure Storage® Purity ActiveCluster is a fully symmetric active/active bidirectional replication solution that provides synchronous replication for RPO zero and automatic transparent failover for RTO zero. ActiveCluster spans multiple sites enabling clustered arrays and clustered hosts to be used to deploy flexible active/active datacenter configurations.
The all-flash array (AFA) market has undergone significant maturation over the past two years. A high percentage of customers have already committed to an "all flash for primary storage" strategy, and every customer interviewed for this study was among those. In 2017, AFAs will drive over 80% of all primary storage revenue. All of the established storage vendors have entered this space, and there are several start-ups with over $100 million in revenue. With this level of market maturation, multiple segments have developed within the primary flash array space. There are systems targeted for dedicated application deployment, there are systems specifically for web-scale applications, and there are systems intended for dense mixed workload consolidation. These latter systems are driving most of the AFA revenue, and they aspire to become the primary storage platforms of record for enterprises of all sizes. This study evaluates the suitability of 10 vendors' AFA platforms for dense mixed ent
Cette avancée majeure est attribuable à l'un des principaux innovateurs du marché 100 % flash, Pure Storage. Pure Storage a fait évoluer son architecture afin d'inclure toutes ses fonctionnalités clés de pointe dans une baie d'entrée de gamme, permettant ainsi de démocratiser le stockage 100 % flash et de le rendre accessible à n'importe quelle entreprise. Ce nouveau produit a été baptisé Pure FlashArray//m10.
OTS' experiences with all-flash technology mirror what many customers have experienced over the past several years. Hesitatingly optimistic, OTS deployed its first AFA in a limited environment to prove the system out, and when it performed and/or exceeded the company's expectations, it quickly started moving more workloads to it over time.
Like OTS, many customers do not immediately retire their legacy storage, but in moving the more demanding workloads off of their existing environments, they provide better application performance both for those applications on the AFA and for those that stay on the legacy storage. And like OTS, the majority of AFA customers have in the past year in particular come to the conclusion that all-flash technology is the future of primary storage for performance, reliability, ease of management and expansion, and economic (as measured by total cost of ownership) reasons.
Der große Durchbruch wurde hierbei von einem der führenden innovativen Unternehmen auf dem All-Flash- Markt erreicht – Pure Storage. Pure Storage hat seine Architektur so skaliert, dass alle für Unternehmen wichtigen Funktionen in einem Einstiegs-Array verfügbar sind. Dies hat den All-Flash-Storage „demokratisiert“, weil All-Flash- Storage nun für nahezu jedes Unternehmen erschwinglich ist. Das neue Produkt heißt Pure FlashArray//m10.
The big breakthrough is coming from one of the leading innovators in the all-flash market, Pure Storage. Pure has scaled its architecture to make all of its key enterprise-class features available in an entry-level array that “democratizes” all-flash storage by making it affordable to just about any business. The new product is called the Pure FlashArray//m10.
Flash-Storage dringt immer mehr in die Mainstream-Datenverarbeitung vor. Dadurch
verstehen die Unternehmen zunehmend nicht nur die Performance-Vorteile, sondern auch
die sekundären wirtschaftlichen Vorteile, die mit einer Flash-Implementierung im großen
Maßstab verbunden sind. Dank der Kombination all dieser Vorteile – geringere Latenzen,
höherer Durchsatz und größere Bandbreite, höhere Storage-Dichten, deutlich geringerer
Energie- und Platzbedarf, höhere CPU-Auslastung, geringerer Bedarf an Servern und damit
verbunden geringere Softwarelizenzgebühren, geringere Administrationskosten und eine
größere Zuverlässigkeit auf Einheitenebene – erweist sich die Verwendung von AFAs als
eine wirtschaftlich überzeugende Alternative zu den herkömmlichen Storage -Architekturen,
die ursprünglich für Festplattenlaufwerke (HDDs) konzipiert waren. Während die
Wachstumsraten für Hybrid-Flash-Arrays (HFAs) und für ausschließlich in Verbindung mit
HDDs verwendete Arrays steil nach unten gehen, gehören die
As flash storage has permeated mainstream computing, enterprises are coming to better understand
not only its performance benefits but also the secondary economic benefits of flash deployment at
scale. This combination of benefits — lower latencies, higher throughput and bandwidth, higher
storage densities, much lower energy and floor space consumption, higher CPU utilization, the need
for fewer servers and their associated lower software licensing costs, lower administration costs, and
higher device-level reliability — has made the use of AFAs an economically compelling choice
relative to legacy storage architectures initially developed for use with hard disk drives (HDDs). As
growth rates for hybrid flash arrays (HFAs) and HDD-only arrays fall off precipitously, AFAs are
experiencing one of the highest growth rates in external storage today — a compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) of 26.2% through 2020.
Splunk® has become a mission critical application. Thousands of organizations are gaining insight from their machine data and transaction logs using Splunk, and many more are planning to deploy Splunk. No matter what stage you’re in, having guidelines to follow can help improve the Splunk experience. Since a mission critical data application deserves a mission critical data platform, Pure Storage® built the solution on the Pure FlashStack™ converged infrastructure solution. FlashStack is a joint offering from Cisco® and Pure Storage. This paper is intended to provide a framework for designing and sizing a high-performance, scalable, and resilient Splunk platform. Pure Storage is a leading all-flash array provider focused on reducing storage complexity while improving Splunk performance, resiliency, and efficiency. To assure that your Splunk platform is sized appropriately, Pure Storage tested Splunk Enterprise on Pure’s FlashStack platform. The top takeaways from these efforts are tha
Veritas' NetBackup software has long been a favorite for data protection in the enterprise, and is now fully integrated with the market-leading all-flash data storage platform: Pure Storage. NetBackup leverages the FlashArray API for fast and simple snapshot management, and protection copies can be stored on FlashBlade for rapid restores and consolidation of file and object storage tiers. This webinar features architecture overviews as well as 2 live demo's on the aforementioned integration points.
Pure Storage, a pioneer in block-based flash arrays, has developed a technology called FlashBlade, designed specifically for file and object storage environments. With FlashBlade, IT teams now have a simple-to-manage shared storage solution that delivers the performance and capacity needed to bring Spark deployments on premise.
To help gain a deeper understanding of the storage challenges related to Spark and how FlashBlade addresses them, Brian Gold of Pure Storage sat down with veteran technology journalist Al Perlman of TechTarget for a far-reaching discussion on Spark trends and opportunities.
Splunk® has become a mission critical application. Thousands of organizations are gaining insight from their machine data and transaction logs using Splunk, and many more are planning to deploy Splunk. No matter what stage you’re in, having guidelines to follow can help improve the Splunk experience. Since a mission critical data application deserves a mission critical data platform, Pure Storage® built the solution on the Pure FlashStack™ converged infrastructure solution. FlashStack is a joint offering from Cisco® and Pure Storage. This paper is intended to provide a framework for designing and sizing a high-performance, scalable, and resilient Splunk platform. Pure Storage is a leading all-flash array provider focused on reducing storage complexity while improving Splunk performance, resiliency, and efficiency.
Published By: Sanbolic
Published Date: Dec 03, 2007
A Windows-based Storage server can utilize its internal disk drives, or connect to an external storage array, which provides more flexibility for expansion and allows file services to be integrated into an existing SAN.
Quality of service (QoS) is a critical enabling technology for enterprises and service providers wanting to deliver consistent primary storage performance to business-critical applications in a multi-tenant or enterprise infrastructure. The type of applications that require primary storage services typically demand greater levels of performance than what is readily available from traditional storage infrastructures today. However, simply providing raw performance is often not the only objective in these use cases. For a broad range of business-critical applications, consistent and predictable performance are the more important metrics. Unfortunately, neither is easily achievable within traditional storage arrays.
This technical report will discuss the installation and configuration of Site Recovery Manager with the Dell EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays. It will cover setup, testing, failover, failback and troubleshooting. This document is designed to be used in conjunction with the Administrator Guide for Site Recovery Manager and assumes a prior knowledge of VMware Virtual Infrastructure.
Kim Komando, “America’s Digital Goddess,” is a leading radio host and web entrepreneur. Every month her video-taped three-hour weekly radio show adds 2.8 TB of video content to its extensive playback library. Switching from their current storage solution, a combination of NAS Arrays and Tape Drives, to Wasabi not only generated huge savings it was simpler and faster. Plus, since Cloudberry works seamlessly with Wasabi, the show also enjoys efficient and cost-effective remote data protection. In this Case Study read in detail how the ‘Kim Komando Show’ made the transition to next generation cloud storage.
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