Pure Storage unveils Purity 6.0 for FlashArray


New features include active disaster recovery built on new continuous replication technology and unified block and file capabilities

Pure Storage has announced Purity 6.0 for FlashArray™. Purity 6.0 further simplifies modern infrastructure with a unified block-and-file solution designed to help solve infrastructure challenges, including storage silos and sprawl, which impact modern business across every industry. With a host of new agile data services, Pure customers can immediately leverage two key new capabilities — unified protocol support with NFS and SMB, along with active disaster recovery built on brand new continuous replication technology. As part of the Evergreen Storage™ subscription model, these new features require no additional licenses, no added support costs, and zero added complexity.

Purity 6.0 delivers additional enhancements, capabilities and solutions that customers can adopt immediately, non-disruptively, and as part of their Evergreen subscription to innovation. Highlights from this release include:

  • Expanded backup to cloud options with CloudSnap for Google Cloud Platform: A technical preview, this capability adds cloud storage targets on the Google Cloud Platform where Pure Storage’s space-efficient snapshots can be replicated for offsite storage and reuse.
  • Categorise data sets for easier identification with public volume tags
  • Ensure data is safeguarded and access is controlled using RSA’s two-factor and multi-factor authentication
  • Effectively plan for capacity expansion with Pure1® click-to-quote
  • Protect critical workloads using ActiveDR with the following validated designs:
    • Virtualised workloads using ActiveDR support for VMware Site Recovery Manager
    • Business critical applications such as: Microsoft SQL, Oracle, SAP, and MongoDB
  • Protect unstructured data on Purity’s new file services with Veeam and CommVault backup solutions

“For Pure Storage, the introduction of native file system support on its FlashArray will be a boon for existing and new customers alike,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president, IDC. “Now customers can cost-effectively consolidate multiple file servers onto this unified storage platform and get the all-flash performance, ease of use, and differentiating customer experience around which the vendor built its reputation with block-based workloads over the last decade.”


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