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Outside the Box Episode One: Smart Storage Awakens

Hey!  Check out our new series “Outside the Box!”  Episode 1 – Smart Storage Awakens!

Quick Highlights:

  • Smart Storage Introduction:  Everyone wants storage that is Effortless, Efficient, and Evergreen!  Learn how Pure Storage delivers on all of these.
  • Petabyte Scale FlashArray//m:  1.5 PB FlashArray.  512TB RAW in 7RU – this used to take 6 racks 5 years ago.  Check out the new FlashArray//m70-R2.
  • Tips and Clicks:  Quick tips from Cody!  Unmap and space reclamation is important.  It is all about efficiency!
  • Always on QoS Overview and Demo:  Forget the KnobORama!  Check out the always on, no touch QoS.  No more noisy neighbors with simplicity!
  • VM vRealize Automation Demo: DevOps snapshot workflows for a MS SQL Server.  Super power private cloud automation with vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator.  No additional work required, we have done all the work for you!  Check it out and install the plugin!
  • Smart Storage SuperStar:  Dan Quill and David Woolley showcasing how Pure Storage has helped the SF Giants win all those world series championships.  Just kidding……they showcase how we have helped their business!  🙂
  • The New Normal – 6 9s Availability:  in the first year FlashArray is delivering 99.9999% availability from telemetry data, including firmware upgrades, hardware swaps, and any maintenance on our arrays!  How?  Great product, great engineering, proactive global insight support (8000 instances avoided / 170 Sev 1s avoided), and amazing support organization!  NPS of 83!   Unbelievable!
  • Founders Follow Up:  Coz dropping knowledge about why smart storage is required for data driven world…….NVMe next!

Full Episode:

Outside the Box Ep. 1 Part 2 Shiny New Things: Petabyte Scale //M (with me!)

Outside the Box Ep. 1 Part 4 Shiny New Things: Always On QOS (with me!)