I’m still thinking about Falshblade… announced yesterday, here at Pure Storage //Accelerate event.
Take this with a grain of salt but, looking at the blade, it’s interesting to note that it’s still a Linux based x86 server (standard intel CPU and RAM).
Put another CPU and some more RAM in the blade and you’ll have a great, Flash optimized, Hyper-converged system with an amazingly fast network interconnection. Which also means 0 bottlenecks!
I don’t think about it as a general purpose HCI, like Nutanix or Simplivity. I’m thinking more at it as a much more specialized system, running containers for specific workloads (Like Big Data Analytics for example).
Side note: I really love the Flashblade lights on the bezel… it looks like a Cylon’s eye or KITT of The Knight Rider… depending on your age, I suppose. 😉
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