New Purity software versions delivered through the Evergreen program enable customers to adopt advanced features immediately, without disruption.
Pure Storage, the IT pioneer that delivers Storage-As-a-Service in a multi-cloud world, has announced enhancements to its unified storage portfolio, extending its enterprise storage market leadership by expanding into new markets and verticals.
The updates to the flagship Purity software for FlashBlade and FlashArray accelerate Windows applications, deliver ransomware protection across file, block and native cloud-based apps and make hybrid storage for both departmental and data center workloads obsolete with a third generation FlashArray//C all-QLC platform.
Ajay Singh, Chief Product Officer, Pure Storage, said: “Pure is named a leader in the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays and positioned highest and farthest in both vectors because we are chipping away at the complexity baked into legacy storage that is simply not designed for the digital age.
“Our vision for a modern data experience empowers organizations to innovate by providing a dynamic, cloud-based storage experience that is flexible, on-demand and delivered as code.”
The latest updates, delivered through Pure’s Evergreen subscription model, further the company’s vision for a modern data experience.
Key enhancements include:
- FlashBlade’s new native SMB support. This provides simplicity and multi-dimensional performance for very high throughput and IOPS with low latency to support multiple workloads simultaneously, files of any size and sequential or random I/O access. Customers can accelerate Windows applications with a rich set of existing data services, including Replication, File System Rollback and SafeMode Snapshots for rapid ransomware recovery. Validated solutions include healthcare PACS applications and SQL Server Backup at speeds higher than 1TB/min for SQL farms that demand fast backup and recovery.
- FlashBlade’s new Cross-Protocol File Security design allows access control interoperability between SMB and NFS users while preserving access control lists for both in addition to complying with federal security mandates.
- FlashArray’s scale-up architecture balances performance and capacity, delivering operational file services for VDI, file server consolidation, user home directories and file sharing. File capabilities in FlashArray enhance the value of inherent features such as deduplication and compression.
- FlashBlade and FlashArray are now both strengthened by SafeMode snapshots, delivering a complete portfolio of protection tools to ensure data is always safe and recoverable in seconds. Immutable snapshots and Policy-based Retention protect companies against the risk of lost revenues, ransom payments and brand damage associated with ransomware attacks.