Pure Storage announces new all-flash storage platform

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All-flash array vendor Pure Storage announced FlashBlade, an all-flash storage platform designed to store the biggest and fastest data.

FlashBlade is an elastic scale-out system that delivers all-flash performance to multi-petabyte-scale data sets at economics of less than $1/GB usable.

Together, Pure Storage FlashBlade and the Pure Storage FlashArray form a complete platform for organizations to build their all-flash cloud, the company said in a press statement.

FlashBlade is now available in an Early Access Program for select customers, with a Directed Availability release for production workloads planned for the second half of calendar 2016.

Pure Storage also announced a new entry-level model of its purpose-built all-flash storage array, the FlashArray//m10.

This new addition to the FlashArray//m family is ideal storage solution for mid-sized IT, as well as an affordable entry point to flash for larger enterprises looking to flash-enable a first key business application.

It offers small-to-medium (SME) size enterprises simple and reliable storage previously available only to large enterprises.

FlashArray//m10 provides SMEs the ability to accelerate business-critical applications, virtualize everything and implement an internal all-flash cloud.

The FlashArray//m10 and FlashStack Mini will be generally available in June, 2016.

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