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).

It wouldn’t be the first case, Cohesity, HDS with HSP and Coho are already working on similar solutions in this space… but, again, such a product would be great!

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. 😉

#flashbalde ok. But Cylon style lights? Really? 🙂 @purestorage #accelerate

Un video pubblicato da Enrico Signoretti (@esignoretti) in data:

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