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Brit super-data-cluster JASMIN set to crank up capacity and capability

Quobyte, FlashBlade and Caringo will all flower at JASMIN, the UK's environmental science supercomputer site, it has emerged. The JASMIN super-data-cluster system is based at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire and managed by RAL Space's Centre for Environmental Data …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jun 2018

Pure now a billion-dollar revenue biz as Dell EMC, HPE take eyes off prize

Flash array shipper Pure is now officially a billion-dollar turnover organ and appears poised to finally reach profitability as competition from Dell EMC and HPE contines to wane. For Q4 ended 31 January 2018, revenues were up 48 per cent year-on-year to $338.3m, jumping 34 per cent up on the previous quarter in a seasonal end …
Chris Mellor, 2 Mar 2018
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IBM deep-sixes DeepFlash 150

IBM has withdrawn its Spectrum Scale-based DeepFlash 150 product from sale. The product was launched in August 2016 and has Spectrum Scale running on all-flash array InfiniFlash hardware OEM'd from WDC-owned SanDisk. It was launched as a fast access parallel file system array. InfiniFlash is a flash equivalent of a JBOD, just …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jun 2017

Hyper-active Pure goes bananas with new software

Pure Storage is launching a mega-slew of software, with some new hardware, as well as a demo-ing an end-to-end NVMe over fabrics Flash Stack at its annual Pure Accelerate conference in San Francisco. There is a near hyper-converged feature for its FlashArray, the start of a wide-ranging public cloud integration story, fast …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jun 2017

Pure's punchy first fiscal 2017 quarter opens door to billion-dollar year

All-flasher Pure Storage has a feeling this could be its first billion-dollar year and is moving into tightly coupled co-processing between Pure and big 3 public cloud players. Its first fiscal 2018 quarter revenues were $182.6mi; a 31 per cent annual increase and nicely above last quarter's original guidance range of $171m to …
Chris Mellor, 25 May 2017
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Pure: We see a billion dollars in our future. No, not profits, silly!

As Pure’s quarterly results show revenue growth continuing, CEO Scott Dietzen is leading the company out on a highwire towards the billion dollars/year revenue goal, with the FlashBlade sales ramp essential to them not falling off. Revenues grew to $227.9m in its final fiscal 2017 quarter, which finished at the end of January …
Chris Mellor, 2 Mar 2017

Pure unsheathes the FlashBlade, cuts out NetApp legacy system

A 24-rack NetApp system has been replaced with a single Pure Storage FlashBlade product at a customer site. Two Pure Storage staffers have tweeted that the replaced system spanned 1,008 rack units, was fitted with 13,000 disk drives. A Pure Storage source said that the replaced system was from NetApp. FlashBlade is Pure's …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2017
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Post-IPO Pure doing all right, says NVMe is the new flash

Pure Storage all-flash arrays continue to rise, with revenues up 50 per cent year-on-year in Pure's third fiscal 2017 quarter. Pure beat Wall Street estimates, and says it has achieved a near $800m run rate. It must be hoping for similar growth in its current quarter and, by its own reckoning, it could be a billion dollar a …
Chris Mellor, 1 Dec 2016

//Mmmm //tasty – Pure gens up FlashArray//m for fifth time

Fifth-generation all-flash arrays have been announced by Pure Storage, with increased capacity and faster processors. The controllers have received a 20 to 30 per cent performance increase and 100 to 276 per cent capacity increase compared to the previous generation, it is claimed. Pure says object scale has been improved by …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2016
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Hasta la vista Lustre, so long Spectrum Scale: Everyday HPC is here

Comment Parallel file systems were developed to overcome delays servers experienced when accessing files on disk storage systems. Flash arrays get rid of disk access latencies and so weaken the need for parallel file systems. Spectrum Scale, the renamed GPFS (General Parallel File System) and Lustre are two such parallel file systems …
Chris Mellor, 1 Aug 2016
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Pure Storage’s FlashBlade is great on paper. But it's still only on paper

I'm not very fond of proprietary hardware. But, as I wrote in March when I saw it for the first time, Pure Storage's FlashBlade seems to demonstrate that Pure has all the attributes to become a primary storage vendor and compete on equal terms against the usual suspects. No longer a startup Pure Storage is demonstrating to …

Q. What do you call a sales-growing letdown? A. Pure Storage

All-flash shipper Pure Storage delivered higher-than-expected revenue for its first fiscal 2017 quarter, but also had the first quarter-on-quarter revenue decline in its history since the IPO. Analysts thought it could have done better. Is this seasonality emerging for the first time or was there some other reason its turbo- …
Chris Mellor, 26 May 2016
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Coho CTO on Pure's FlashBlade: Oh-ho, that's a no-go no-no

Comment Andy Warfield, Coho Data's cofounder and CTO, thinks Pure Storage's FlashBlade design is misconceived. Warfield says Coho's engineering team went down a very similar route, found it to be wrong, and refocussed elsewhere. What happened was that, in 2013, the team thought it a good idea to build the densest network-integrated …
Chris Mellor, 24 Mar 2016
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Speaking in Tech: Did the FBI not ask the NSA to take a crack at breaking iOS?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is out while Sarah and Eddie drive the car talking Uber, Apple and data centre pay. Our special guest is Vaughn Stewart of Pure Storage. The details: (1:00) Ed does Southern Europe (4:10) Coming up: …
Team Register, 22 Mar 2016
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Good-on-paper FlashBlade: We've seen the hardware, we've touched the blades

Backstory It's not vapourware, this scale-up Ethernet cluster-in-a-box that Pure calls FlashBlade, but it's sure not hurrying to market. Announced yesterday, March 14, it's expected to be generally available by the fourth quarter, although we understand Pure engineers could take until the end of the year to finally clear it for GA. The …
Chris Mellor, 15 Mar 2016

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