TECH SUPPLIER Sep 2019 - Market Note - Doc # US45549019
Pure Storage Introduces Compelling Alternative to HFAs for Secondary Storage Workloads
This IDC Market Note discusses Pure Storage's September 2019 announcement of an all-flash, enterprise-class storage platform specifically optimized for tier 2 and secondary storage workloads — the FlashArray//C. The product's combination of performance, capacity, efficiency, and economics relative to HFAs will offer a compelling alternative for tier 2 and other secondary workloads that have any degree of performance sensitivity.
"Relative to storage platforms that still leverage hard disk drives for enterprise workloads, about the only reason not to purchase an all-flash system was cost," said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC. "All-flash already dominates primary external storage spend in the enterprise, and as flash prices continue to drop, it was inevitable that we would start to see the introduction of enterprise-class all-flash storage platforms for secondary workloads."