Speaker: Zhangxi Tan
Title: FlashBlade – The Cloud-Scale All-Flash Data Platform
Abstract: Pure Storage FlashBlade is a recently announced all-flash rack-scale storage platform designed to store the biggest, the fastest unstructured data of today and tomorrow. FlashBlade is an elastic scale-out system that delivers all-flash performance to multi-petabyte-scale data sets at economics of less than $1/GB usable. It is a true co-designed hardware/software system, which scales flash storage from 90TB usable to over 1.6PB usable in only 4 Rack Units. Performance is outstanding at 15GB/s. Energy consumption is less than 1,800 Watt at peak load. The technology has been validated by real customers, such as the Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team, Shutterfly, MentorGraphics and etc. This talk focuses on technical internals of FlashBlade’s full-custom design. We will also share our experience and lessons learned building state-of-the-art all solid-state datacenter storage systems.