Pure Storage announces two new offerings

Less than six months after acquiring StorReduce, the makers of a storage solution for managing large scale, unstructured data, Pure Storage announced a new data protection platform purpose-built for flash and cloud, along with enhancements to its FlashArray//X products.

ObjectEngine is designed to centralize data for the enterprise. It’s built on cloud-native technologies from StorReduce, and unifies backup and recovery on both cloud and on-premises, while improving the speed of restores.

Matt Burr, general manager for FlashBlade at Pure Storage, said for too long backup and protection has been an “insurance policy rather than a strategic asset.”

“In today’s ultra-competitive environment, organizations need every advantage possible to ensure they get the most value out of their data. That means fast recovery to ensure data is back in production use as quickly as possible — modern organizations simply cannot afford to wait days or weeks,” he said in a statement.

Pure Storage says ObjectEngine works with backup solutions from vendor partners such as Veeam, Commvault and Veritas, and operates under a pay-as-you-go model. General availability of ObjectEngine is planned for the first half of 2019, and will be available in two configurations:

  • ObjectEngine//A
    Ultra-Fast. Delivers 25 TB/HR backup performance and 15 TB/HR restore performance, with what Pure Storage describes as the “most advanced deduplication engine on the market.” Reduces storage and bandwidth costs by up to 97 percent.


  • ObjectEngine//Cloud
    Object Fabric. Secure, enterprise-ready platform built with a cloud object storage virtualization layer offering 11 nines of durability in the cloud.
    Cloud-Native. Native S3 interface that enables openness, integration and data portability.
    Single Namespace. Offers internally replicated global namespace, a single pane of glass for data across hybrid cloud.
    Scalable. Near-linear scaling to deliver 100+ petabyte and 100+ terabyte-per-hour performance in the cloud.


Pure Storage also announced a new DirectFlash Fabric capability for end-to-end NVMe (non-volatile memory express) and MVMe-oF support in the FlashArray//X Purity 5.2 software-defined engine.

Pure Storage launched its FlashArray//X product line in 2017. It uses databases, virtualized and containerized environments and other applications to help speed up on-premises IT systems. DirectFlash is meant to further improve those speeds and get flash media closer to applications for “more real-time access and greater consolidation” according to Pure Storage’s website.

“DirectFlash Fabric is a key component for helping enterprises unify SAN, DAS, and Cloud,” said Chadd Kenney, vice-president of product and solutions for Pure Storage.

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