The Pure Storage team will soon be heading to the ‘Imagine Intuitive’ themed Cisco Live event, held over January 28–1 February in Barcelona. We’ve worked closely with Cisco ...
Today, Pure announced its NVMe-Ready Guarantee. You can read more here, but the basic overview is this: NVMe is coming, soon. It’s poised to unlock the next generation of performance and density gains for organizations deploying an all-flash environment. And, if you’re a Pure Storage customer, you’re already future-proofed for the transition.
Seven years ago, when we founded Pure, it was our goal to bring flash – what others viewed as a niche, expensive, high-performance technology for specific use cases – to everyone. We saw an all-flash future, and bet big, which gave us a big advantage over legacy storage incumbents – products and business models purpose-built for flash, from the ground up.
So when we built FlashArray//M, we made sure to not only take full advantage of flash as a media, but to engineer compatibility for future technologies right into the product. Every FlashArray//M sold is engineered for SAS and NVMe protocols, which means for Pure customers, the //M they already own is completely upgradable to the NVMe future.
Today, legacy disk vendors are finally on board the all-flash train. To play catch up with purpose-built AFAs, most legacy vendors adopted a retrofit strategy – which you can read more about here and here. Unfortunately for customers, retrofit arrays aren’t designed for NVMe – or any new, flash-native innovations – which means another expensive refresh cycle and painful forklift upgrade is on the horizon for anyone investing in a retrofit array today.
We are beyond excited to be able to offer an NVMe-Ready Guarantee to our customers, because it means they’ll be among the first to benefit from NVMe, non-disruptively, as a natural extension and evolution of our one-of-a-kind Evergreen Storage program.
For a deep dive on NVMe, why it’s going to be a game-changer and how FlashArray//M was designed for it from the start, visit us again on December 6 for “Outside the Box” Episode 2. Or, see the first episode here.