Pure Storage Non-Disruptive Upgrade? Proof is in the Puddin! (Demo)
There is an age-old story for the storage admins as they embark on the dreaded hardware renewal every 3 to 5 years. The process is as follows:
- Buy a new array equal to or larger than the current array
- They rack, stack, cable, zone, and initialize this new array
- Start the arduous forklift migration of data from the old to the new
Since its inception, Pure Storage has built their arrays to be modular and non-disruptive for both software-based upgrades as well as hardware-based upgrades.
In this video, I wanted to demonstrate this non-disruptive hardware controller upgrade firsthand.
Please post any questions you may have, I’m happy to share.
More information on Pure Storage Non-Disruptive upgrades can be found here: https://www.purestorage.com/knowledge/what-are-non-disruptive-upgrades.html