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Straightforward $/GB usable pricing
In the new world of the modern storage array, differences in performance, utilization, HA/RAID overhead, deduplication and compression benefits all have a major impact on how much actual data can be stored on an array. This means that $/GB usable is quickly becoming the right metric to evaluate storage, not the legacy $/GB raw. This is discussed on our website, and is nicely articulated byStephen Foskett.
So when Pure Storage calculates $/GB usable, we make some background assumptions:
All Pure Storage pricing examples are provided as HA, as this is a hard requirement for enterprise deployments
Pure Storage HA doesn’t rely on “mirroring” two arrays, rather it is true active/active clustered controller HA (add HA by adding a controller, not doubling the array or all the flash)
HA, RAID, metadata, and flash management have a combined overhead of 22% in the Pure Storage FlashArray and are included in our usable price (our RAID-3D is better than dual-parity, and can’t be set or adjusted, so this doesn’t vary from 22%)
All the prices quoted here are preliminary, and will be finalized with our GA release
Pure Storage pricing is, in round numbers (varies slightly by model and configuration):
$/GB raw for a HA FlashArray is $20 / GB
$/GB with HA and RAID is $25 / GB
$/GB usable (including HA, RAID, and 5-to-1 data reduction) is $5.00 / GB
$/GB usable (including HA, RAID, and 10-to-1 data reduction) is $2.50 / GB
Note that our Beta customers have commonly seen 5-10x data reduction in database workloads, and 10-20x data reduction in virtualization workloads, all without sacrificing performance. You can test your own potential data reduction on your data sets with our PRE tool.