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Pure: All Flash for Everyone

Alastair Cooke of Demitasse writes:

Some flash array vendors want to make the fastest flash array they can.  Pure’s array isn’t the fastest, that is by design. Pure Storage want to bring the benefits of flash storage by being price competitive with hard disk based arrays. Pure is targeting being a mainstream storage array that uses flash. Pure want to replace the spinning disk in your datacentre. When I say Pure isn’t the fastest flash array I mean a single array won’t do a million IOPS, only a  few hundred thousand. To put this in perspective an all hard disk array without cache would need eight racks of disks to hit 200,000 IOPS. Not the fastest all flash array is still a very fast array. The purchase price for usable capacity may be similar to hard disks. The price per unit of performance is much lower than hard disk

Pure Storage is making a lot of waves in the industry with their all-flash storage array. Read on for Alastair’s take on their presentation at Virtualization Field Day 3.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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