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#63: Brian Carpenter, Pure Storage

by Brian Beeler

This week two Brians collide in a storage podcast showdown! Brian Carpenter, the self-described bridge between customers and engineers at Pure Storage, joins me on the podcast this week. After some hot Brian name spelling talk and ratting on my son for skipping school to ride zip lines in Texas, we get down to business and talk Pure’s FlashBlade offering. FlashBlade is a unified file and object storage array with a very unique hardware design. Each 4U chassis can hold up to 15 blades that contain storage, networking and compute within each sled. 150 of these blades can be in a single namespace, which physically fits into a single 42U rack.

This week two Brians collide in a storage podcast showdown! Brian Carpenter, the self-described bridge between customers and engineers at Pure Storage, joins me on the podcast this week. After some hot Brian name spelling talk and ratting on my son for skipping school to ride zip lines in Texas, we get down to business and talk Pure’s FlashBlade offering. FlashBlade is a unified file and object storage array with a very unique hardware design. Each 4U chassis can hold up to 15 blades that contain storage, networking and compute within each sled. 150 of these blades can be in a single namespace, which physically fits into a single 42U rack.

Full Rack of Pure Storage FlashBlade

Brian the Bridge goes on to cover off on a number of topics on the podcast:

  • The unique challenges for unstructured data
  • I call object storage slow and boring
  • The Bridge lays out a case for fast object
  • The latest on data protection and the Cohesity deal
  • How Pure Storage leverages safe mode to create immutable snapshots to protect their customers from bad things
  • A quick dive on Pure1 management platform
  • How Pure views the cloud in relationship to FlashBlade
  • The impact of new technologies like QLC in Pure’s system design
  • …and how to get a PoC or test drive going of FlashBlade

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