Pure Storage launched multiple storage solutions during Pure Accelerate. The AIRI Mini, FlashArray//X, and Evergreen Storage program were the storage solutions.
The AIRI Mini, second AI-Ready Infrastructure is powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIA DGX-1 system. With AIRI Mini, organizations of all sizes and budgets can implement a simple, powerful solution to build competitive advantage through AI at a price point that’s accessible for virtually any organization in any industry.
AI represents an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to improve operations, deliver better customer experiences, and drive business performance through data-driven initiatives. According to a recent MIT Technology Review study, 82 percent of business and IT leaders believe AI is poised to have a positive impact on their industry. AIRI Mini offers a way for organizations to get started, and scales easily as their AI initiatives grow.
“While AIRI simplifies AI infrastructure for initiatives at any scale, AIRI Mini offers a powerful and affordable entry point for organizations to explore and scale as they grow into AI. AIRI Mini removes the final barriers for any organization to leverage AI, and scales as AI workloads grow.” said Matt Burr, GM of FlashBlade, Pure Storage.
“Organizations require infrastructure purpose-built for AI, a system that’s easy to get started with and scales with their efforts,” said Jim McHugh, Vice President and General Manager, NVIDIA. “Both FlashBlade and DGX-1 are designed to scale seamlessly into the future, enabling customers to grow quickly and build upon their AI success.”
The all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has significantly expanded its FlashArray product line to now deliver cost-effective all-NVMe Shared Accelerated Storage for every workload. The new FlashArray//X family databases, virtualized and containerized environments, test/dev initiatives and web-scale applications faster with no additional cost over FlashArray//M, based on effective capacity.
The FlashArray//X family features five configurations, from the NVMe-ready //X10 for small application deployments to the all-NVMe //X90, Pure’s densest, fastest FlashArray to-date. FlashArray//X represents a new generation of Shared Accelerated Storage solutions, a generation powered by NVMe and NVMe-oF, with the potential to unite SAN and DAS into a single, consolidated, shared and fundamentally more efficient data-centric architecture.
Bill Cerreta, GM of Platforms, Pure Storage said, “Diverse, fast compute, fast-converged networks and optimized protocols like NVMe have unlocked the potential to redesign the data center for data itself. The FlashArray//X family represents a critical first building block for truly data-centric architecture.”
Updates to the Evergreen Storage program was also pioneered by Pure. Customers can subscribe to the Pure Evergreen Storage Service (ES2) for pay-per-use on-premises storage, as well as new Evergreen Gold and Silver benefits that extend the life of Pure’s existing Right-Size Guarantee with any capacity expansion – indefinitely.
Evergreen Storage Service applies a cloud-like approach to on-premises storage that eliminates the need for forklift technology rebuys and planned downtime. With ES2, organizations can now leverage cloud-like, Storage-as-a-Service to adapt to fluctuating capacity requirements. ES2 provides on-demand, enterprise-grade storage at up to 50 percent less than public cloud with proven reliability. ES2 is available for terms as short as 12 months with a base commitment as low as 100 effective TBs.
“With their flexibility and pay-as-you-go pricing, cloud storage services are providing excellent options for IT organizations, but are still not able to deliver the enterprise-grade features that many business-critical workloads require,” said Eric Burgener, Research Vice President for Storage, IDC.