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Pure Storage Gives FlashArray New Security, Access And Mobility Capabilities

With its new Purity 6.0 storage software, Pure Storage is 'expanding the capabilities of FlashArray to new file-based workloads and longer distances,' says Prakash Darji, general manager of the FlashArray line. Hear from WWT's Jeff Fonke, too.

June 10, 2020 2 minute read

by Joseph F. Kovar

All-flash storage array developer Pure Storage Wednesday updated the storage software for its FlashArray series of storage systems to give it unified block and file capabilities along with the ability to do continuous replication of data for active disaster recovery.

With its new Purity 6.0 storage software for its FlashArray family, Pure Storage is giving the product line new security, access and mobility capabilities, said Prakash Darji, general manager of the FlashArray line for the Mountain View, Calif.-based vendor.

"Pure is expanding the capabilities of FlashArray to new file-based workloads and longer distances," Darji told CRN.

The new capabilities were unveiled as part of Pure Storage's virtual Accelerate conference held Wednesday.

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Adding file capability to the FlashArray is important for clients, said Jeffrey Fonke, global technical solutions architect for storage at World Wide Technology, a St. Louis-based solution provider that has been beta- testing the new technology for over three months.

"This gets Pure Storage into the midmarket in a multiprotocol way," Fonke told CRN. "This is a long-term hole Pure Storage needed to fill to complete its portfolio. To have a product covering that niche is important in getting a seat at the table."

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