Data storage headache in the cloud is just about to come to an end. Unstructured data will now have a place in the cloud. All-flash storage have just come up with a mechanism to store unstructured data conveniently thanks to the idea it got from servers. The company introduced a blade server dabbed FlashBlade. It consists of thin circuit boards called server blades, each blade performing a specific function. They have integrated this into their traditional FlashArray storage mechanism which focused solely on structured data. They have combined that mechanisms to work well and effortlessly together to make the platform able to handle all types of data.
Over the past decade, the volume of unstructured data has increased almost exponentially due to advents and progress being made in the IT industry to devolve IT equipment to every part and to everyone. People are now face with a task to analyze the huge chunk of data fast using high performance equipment.
This is why, as the VC of Pure Matt Kixmoeller states, it is important that we put systems such as the FlashBlade in place right now. It is clear that the volume of Data Recovery over the next generation cannot be managed by systems that are currently in place as the methods that handle unstructured data that are currently in place have proved to be unreliable.
While the old approach to handle unstructured data used hard disks that have become slow overtime, the FlashBlade system has been made with scalable architecture and has software installed it that allows it to pack data densely. The whole system actually has three basic parts: The blades which are the physical hardware that provide the dense storage space, the elastic software that actualizes the scaling and dense packing processes and finally the elastic fabric that interconnects the blades and connects them to a network.
Areas that will be impacted most with this system include:
Engineering – the system will make design of products and items simpler. One would be able to develop a sophisticated system from scratch without going through a lot of trouble. This is because organizations do designs digitally and will need systems such as the FlashBlade platforms installed in their premises.
Cloud-native applications – software as a service (SaaS) is becoming a popular trend due to the availability of the cloud. Applications no longer have to be installed in containers but can be accessed online. There is definitely a need for these applications to be scalable and that is why the applications will need the FlashBlade platform.
Analysts – Anyone who analyses anything digitally will find such a system handy. As mentioned earlier, the FlashBlade system accepts both structured and unstructured data which will make the work of any ordinary analyst way easier.