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Sep 27, 2023

Show Notes: Episode 59 - Redefining Storage with Pure Storage | Conf T with your SE

In this episode of Conf T with your SE, Bryan Young welcomes Chandler Bassett from Pure Storage. Together, they explore the groundbreaking world of affordable SSD storage and discuss the history and evolution of Pure Storage. Tune in to learn about the company's innovative solutions to Flash reliability concerns, its execution pipeline, and its advanced technology for enhancing storage performance and efficiency.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Pure Storage, a pioneer in redefining the storage array industry.
  • Insight into Pure Storage's software-driven approach and its impact on Flash reliability.
  • Pure Storage's execution pipeline and commitment to projections.
  • Introduction to Purity, Pure Storage's technology for managing wear leveling and cell health degradation.
  • Discussion on different features of Pure Storage arrays depending on the product family.
  • Analysis of the shift from traditional hard drives to SSDs and its implications.

In-Depth Conversations

  • Examination of NAND flash storage, Pure arrays, Pure One, and SSDs.
  • Addressing concerns regarding supply chain disruptions due to factory fires and natural disasters.
  • Understanding the long-term benefits and future-proofing of investing in advanced storage solutions.
  • Exploring the Evergreen concept as a foundational model for Pure Storage.

Pure Storage Products

  • Flash Arrays for legacy workloads, offering various data services and feature sets.
  • FlashBlade, originally built for analytics, now used primarily for data protection.
  • Portworx, a tool that simplifies microservices or Kubernetes-based architecture.
  • Collaboration with Cohesity to enhance data protection software.

Concluding Thoughts

  • Reiteration of the importance of Evergreen and its role in keeping Pure's fleet modern.
  • Discussion on the environmental benefits and efficiencies of using Pure's technologies.
  • Chandler’s passion for Pure's product and platform, and his commitment to helping customers.
  • Invitation for listeners to join the discussion on Discord and to explore Pure's innovative solutions.

Connect with Us

  • Join the conversation on Discord.
  • Reach out to Bryan Young for more insights.
  • Discover more about Pure Storage with Chandler Bassett.

Don't miss out on this in-depth exploration of Pure Storage and the redefinition of storage solutions in the modern age. Tune in now!