Pure Storage SSDs Address VDI, DB Challenges
May 16, 2012: Pure Storage, an all-flash enterprise storage vendor, is upgrading its FlashArray with new software to deliver higher resiliency via active/active high availability, FlashCare Technology and an enhanced Data Integrity Fabric. Purity Operating Environment 2.0 also features always-on encryption with zero-key management, a new Web user interface and command-line interface, and VMware vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) support.
The company has been keeping a low profile for the last two years, shipping more than 100 units to financial services, manufacturing, Web/high tech, government and cloud service providers as part of its Early Adopter Program, which is now ending. Customers run a variety of mixed workloads–including virtualized servers and desktops, and Oracle and SQL databases–achieving, on average, 5.8-to-1 reduction in their data from the FlashArray’s deduplication and compression algorithms.
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