Pure Storage FlashArray

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Solution Overview
Pure Storage FlashArray is an all flash storage platform that helps today's data center teams modernize their storage infrastructure.  A truly unique design, Pure Storage created its architecture as "stateless" meaning each component of the system can be upgraded to newer generation hardware in the same chassis.  FlashArray was built from the ground up on NVMe technology and provides end to end NVMe from the server to the storage array using RDMA over converged ethernet (RoCEv2).  The design, density, and simplicity of the FlashArray gives customers an "Evergreen" approach to storage and data management while helping reduce unnecessary space consumption and cooling requirements in the data center. 

Goals & Objectives

This feature and functionality based lab can be launched to gain access to the Purity Operating system on several flash array systems including:

  • FlashArray //X70
  • FlashArray //X90R2

The Lab demonstrates the leading features of Purity including:
  • WebUI Simplicity
  • Purity //RUN File Services
  • Purity CLI
  • Host integration into Purity 

For a full featured performance testing POC or to see industry leading data reduction in action the lab gear can be reserved and customized according customers unique requirements. Demo's can be scheduled with ATC/GET Resources using this lab equipment.  Ideally customers can learn how end to end DirectFlash Fabric and Cloud Data Management solutions from Pure storage can help them modernize a legacy data center. 

Hardware & Software

Next generation infrastructure that can be reserved:

  • Cisco UCS M5/M4 Blades
  • 2 UCS Chassis dedicated to performance testing 
  •  3 UCS chassis dedicated to General POC's (400Gb/s uplink) 
  •  6454 Series Fabric Interconnects   
  •  Dell R740/R730 14G Servers (32Gb FC and 25Gb Rnics)

Cisco FC and Ethernet Switching (16/32 - 25/40/50/100 Gbps):

  • Nexus 3232c Pair
  • Nexus 9364 Pair
  • Nexus 93180 Pair
  • MDS 9706 Pair

Pure Storage FlashArrays:

  • FlashArray X70
  • FlashArray X90R2