VMworld 2012: Storage Takes Center Stage (Part 2)


Mountain View, Calif.-based Pure Storage unveiled the next generation of its flagship Flash Array family of all-flash arrays at VMworld with a new feature set that includes iSCSI connectivity, ZeroSnap snapshots and complete management integration with VMware via a vCenter plug-in. The demo showed 1,000 virtual machines running in 8U of flash storage from a single server via both Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity.

Pure Storage in May first introduced its Flash Array family of scalable, all-flash enterprise arrays that the company says brings the price of all-flash storage down to between $5 and $10 per GB, or below that of hard drive-based storage.

The new Flash Array is slated to ship this fall.