Pure Storage extends DirectFlash technologies to NVMe over Fabrics

Adds DirectFlash Fabric capability for end-to-end NVMe and NVMe-oF support in Purity 5.2

Applications can no longer live within barriers; they must interact, intercommunicate and share datasets in real-time, said Kenney.
Applications can no longer live within barriers; they must interact, intercommunicate and share datasets in real-time, said Kenney.

Pure Storage has added DirectFlash Fabric capability for end-to-end NVMe and NVMe-oF support in Purity 5.2, the software-defined engine of its FlashArray//X products.

DirectFlash Fabric enables customers to unify their cloud infrastructure and in so doing improve performance of mission critical applications as well as new web-scale applications that traditionally have relied on direct attached storage by.

“The future is delivering applications and services at the speed of thought,” said Chadd Kenney, vice president of product and solutions, Pure Storage. “To do this, applications can no longer live within barriers, they must interact, intercommunicate and share datasets in real-time. Architectures must converge and break down the barriers that exist today. DirectFlash Fabric is a key component for helping enterprises unify SAN, DAS, and Cloud.”

Modern enterprises are challenged to deliver innovations and services that can keep up with a constantly fast-moving society — with no downtime allowed. According to Google, 53% of mobile users will leave a site that takes over three seconds to load.  Applications must be available and accessible at all times. To provide a consistently amazing user experience, enterprises must cost-efficiently support widespread deployment of applications that span clouds, break free of silos and drive the benefits of an innovation platform, both in the cloud and on-premises.

With the new capability, Pure is extending its DirectFlash technologies to Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fabrics to enable increased efficiencies across the network, in particular with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and cloud-native, web-scale applications such as MongoDB, Cassandra and MariaDB get the benefits and efficiencies of enterprise grade shared storage.

FlashArray//X supports end-to-end NVMe on 25G and 50G Ethernet ports. Interoperability with NVMe-oF-capable NICs is available or planned from Broadcom, Cisco, Marvell and Mellanox.

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