Now serving -- fast data with data reduction only.
YAWN!!!! So far the conversation has only been about data reduction to get to what has become a higher price / GB than the hybrid guys. My prediction for 2014 is that people realize the mickey mouse vaughalism is wearing-out.
Claimed $/GB -- $3-$6/GB (with 6:1 to say 4:1 reduction) which leads us to raw $/GB of $18-$24/GB (GASP!). Please correct me if I am wrong, so we aren't guessing.
Competitors: VMAX, 3PAR, VSP, DS8000 (really... pure for high-end AIX and mainframe deployments?), HE VNX with $2/GB (raw or post-reduction which they call effective. Pure--hope you know the VNX can compress block too right?).
Someone left out the EF550 (guess that's not cool enough for Pure to compare against).
My recommendation is to first get the ball rolling on the data management before say tooting the horn too much about $/GB otherwise we will have another broken violin on our hands :^|