Nex-Gen File and Object Storage

FlashBlade™ is the industry's most advanced file and object storage – architected to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) while accelerating tomorrow's discoveries and insights.

Redefined File and Object Storage

Just a few of the reasons the FlashBlade product redefines scale-out storage for modern data.

Elastic Scale-Out

Scale-out everything instantly by simply adding blades. Each blade adds capacity and performance.

Easy to Manage

Using Pure1, a single administrator can manage FlashArray and FlashBlade deployments of any size.

All-Flash Latency

DirectFlash™ minimizes wait time, whether access is for small or large-block, sequential or random IO.

Pure Resiliency

Built with N+2 redundancy, FlashBlade self-heals blades for full data protection.

Linear Throughput

Distributed transactional database across 75 blades delivers ultra-fast performance for any data.

Metadata Performance

Legacy storage crawls with metadata ops while FlashBlade is built on a metadata database for massive performance.

Manage Unstructured Data Better

Plan for capacity and performance needs. Take your datacenter with you on your mobile device. And get the world’s best support. All of it powered by Pure1—the AI-powered data storage management engine that makes self-driving storage possible.

The Pure1 storage manageement mobile app

FlashBlade Powered by Data Storage Services

Purity is the software-defined heart of FlashBlade built on scale-out metadata architecture, capable of handling 10s of billions of files and objects while delivering maximum performance. Storage services at every layer are elastic. Purity provides global flash management and effortless scale: simply adding additional blades grows system capacity and performance, instantly.

The Pure1 storage manageement mobile app

FlashBlade Specifications



  • Start with 7 Blades and simply add blade to scale upto 75 Blades
  • Each blade adds capacity and performance




  • Up to 17 GB/s bandwidth with 15 blades†
  • Up to 7.5M NFS IOPSwith75 blades



  • 8x 40Gb/s or32x 10Gb/s Ethernet ports / chassis
  • 2x FlashBlade External FabricModules (XFM) to scale up to 75 blades




  • 4U per chassis
  • 1,800 watts per chassis(nominal at full configuration)

† Large block read IO with 3:1 compression

It’s Time to Unify Your Object and File Data – All of It

Leave data silos behind. Build a data hub with FlashBlade. A data hub is a single, unified platform that enables you to consolidate your data and accelerate your data-intensive business applications with all-flash power.

Meet Industry’s First AI-Ready Infrastructure

Pure Storage and NVIDIA collaborated to launch AIRI, AI-ready infrastructure architected to bring AI-at-scale to every enterprise. Jumpstart your AI initiatives with a customer-proven, validated infrastructure designed to simplify AI-at-scale.