With DirectFlash Fabric, Pure Storage not only addresses the oxymoron of delivering simple and fast direct access storage with enterprise-class features. It also does so without forcing its customers to purchase a new storage array. Max Mortillaro looks at why the NVMe over Fabrics revolution is marching on.
Matt Leib looks at how Pure Storage has accomplished some very interesting things in its relatively short history. Their FlashArray//X, as of 2018, is an all-NVMe portfolio of arrays, that works as a high-speed block device with minimal latency. With this NVMe foundation, Pure Storage is leading the way when it comes to solving storage problems across the board and helping us usher in the future of storage.
Apple released a new Mac Mini, the first refresh since 2014. But they didn’t just pack in newer chips. By adding a slew of Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Mac Mini offers something new: Modularity.
In this post, Dan Frith looks at Pure Storage’s Data-centric Architecture in their newly announced range of FlashArray //X products. These take advantage of NVMe to build a common storage platform that can be used by both traditional and modern applications. He also shows how Pure provides an easy upgrade path for existing customers to take advantage of this architecture.
Whenever you talk to storage vendors, they’re quick to mention their plans for NVMe. For good reasons, it’s becoming the de facto standard for the highest performing drives. But what about SATA SSDs? Chris Evans breaks down where these still fit in the market.
StoONE promises to deliver high-end storage array performance for pennies on the dollar. How? That’s the big question.
In this iteration of Gestalt Storage News:
– ioFABRIC Vicinity 3.0 moves into the world of storage myth making
– WekaIO gets into the high-performance distributed storage game
– And we talk about the new world of NVMe on the On-Premise IT Roundtable
Plus discussions about the death of the dedicated storage admin!
Getting the most out of your home lab is essential for keeping up on certifications, and to keep expanding your skill sets in general. Matt Crape set himself the ambitious goal of expanding his home lab using the hopeful budget of $0.00, a man after my own heart.
The roundtable discusses how NVMe is impacting the storage industry. Is this just an iteration on what we’ve already seen with flash, or does it represent a sea change that will fundamentally change IT?
Excelero recently came out of stealth, and wants to provide the software layer to allow businesses to build a high performance scale out storage infrastructure. It’s a software only play, running on commodity hardware. That may not sound like the new hotness, but I’m here to tell you, Excelero is exciting!