Pure Storage Launched of its Next-generation FlashArray//X and FlashArray//C R4 models, Delivering the Largest Ever Performance, Efficiency, and Security Advancements

July 05, 2023

Pure Storage

Pure Storage Launched of its Next-generation FlashArray//X and FlashArray//C R4 models, Delivering the Largest Ever Performance, Efficiency, and Security Advancements

These new models offer up to 40% higher performance, 30% more inline compression to maximize storage capacity, and enhanced protection against ransomware via non-disruptive upgrade

Pure Storage aims to address the growing demand for agility in managing data growth, application changes, and technological advancements while minimizing costs. 

The FlashArray//X and FlashArray//C R4 models integrate hardware with a unified Purity operating environment, making them the leading all-flash platform in the industry. These models provide a substantial leap in performance and scalability, enabling organizations to handle demanding applications and business-critical workloads while reducing management costs by up to 74% compared to legacy storage. Pure Storage Evergreen//Forever subscribers can access the performance and efficiency gains without any additional costsany additional costs or disruptions. 

Key highlights of the latest FlashArray models include: 

  • Up to 40% Performance Boost: The R4 models offer a significant performance boost, with over 80% increased memory speeds and 30% inline compression improvement for extended storage capacity. Built on PCIe Gen4 technology and utilizing the latest Intel Xeon chipset and DDR5 DRAM, the FlashArray//X and FlashArray//C R4 models provide more power to support multiple workloads while delivering up to 74% total cost of ownership (TCO) savings. 
  • Expanded Choices for Business-Critical Workloads: Pure Storage has introduced the FlashArray//C90 model, expanding its FlashArray//C line to offer more options for business-critical workloads and data that do not require sub-2ms latency. This makes it an ideal platform for operational databases, workload consolidation, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR), and file workloads, including VMware, PACs, and file stores. 
  • Largest Flash Drives in the Industry: The FlashArray//C model will include the upcoming release of 75TB QLC DirectFlash Modules (DFMs) with built-in non-volatile RAM, while the FlashArray//X model will include 36TB TLC DFMs. These DFMs provide improved density per rack unit, enabling 1.5PB per 3RU and a 106% improvement. DFMs reduce rack space requirements, enhance capacity, and improve NVRAM throughput. The DirectFlash technology also offers increased reliability and energy efficiency compared to competing all-flash arrays. 
  • Continuous Innovation without Disruption: Pure Storage ensures that customers can benefit from the R4 upgrades at no cost through a non-disruptive, no-downtime upgrade process facilitated by its Evergreen architecture and subscription offering. Additionally, the Evergreen//Flex feature allows the reuse of hardware components and controllers across the product family. Pure Storage has successfully implemented non-disruptive upgrades for over 30,000 active storage arrays, leading the way in delivering continuous innovation. 
  • Enhanced Data Protection: The FlashArray Auto-on SafeMode feature has been extended to new volumes on existing arrays, offering improved data protection. This includes a new default snapshot schedule and snapshot protection for up to 30 days, providing customers with ultimate data security without additional effort. Granular controls are also available for customized protection requirements. 

Overall, Pure Storage's next-generation FlashArray//X and FlashArray//C R4 models deliver remarkable advancements in performance, efficiency, and security, catering to the evolving storage needs of global enterprises. These models offer a comprehensive solution to the challenges posed by data growth, application changes, and budget constraints, empowering organizations to scale their operations seamlessly and cost-effectively. 

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