Pure Storage recognised as leader in Enterprise Flash Array Storage and Object Storage categories by TrustRadius for second consecutive year

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has announced that TrustRadius has recognised both FlashArray™ and FlashBlade® as 2021 Top Rated Award winners for the second year in a row. With a trScore of 9.4 out of 10 and over 342 verified reviews, FlashArray won in the Enterprise Flash Array Storage category. With a trSCore of 9.1 out of 10 and over 44 verified reviews, FlashBlade won in the Object Storage category.  

Since 2016, the TrustRadius Top Rated Awards have become the industry standard for unbiased recognition of B2B technology products. Based entirely on customer feedback, they have never been influenced by analyst opinion or status as a TrustRadius customer. See a detailed criteria breakdown on the methodology and scoring that TrustRadius uses to determine TopRated winners. 

Hear verified, global customers share their experiences and outcomes using FlashArray and FlashBlade:  

  • “Pure Storage is our Tier 1 storage platform for all servers and services hosted in our datacentre. That’s dozens of applications, big and small, in a diverse technical environment with lots of different workloads. The workloads on Pure Storage arrays are 99 per cent virtualised. While it was originally brought in to host our largest workloads that require the highest performing IO, it quickly became the standard for storage performance. Any system engineer will tell you that storage performance issues are a pain, and with shared storage, are not easy to manage. Pure Storage has made storage performance issues a thing of the past and high performing storage is the new normal.” – Chris Saenz, Azusa Pacific University 
  • “Pure’s FlashBlade was brought in-house for the sole reason of testing NFS. Object storage capability was icing on the cake. Although we did not plan to test it, we did receive a request for object storage and decided to utilise the FlashBlade for this request. The engineer who made this request was blown away by the performance after being conditioned by under-whelming object stores in the cloud.” – Anonymous 

Dan Kogan, VP, product management, FlashArray Business Unit, Pure Storage, said, “This recognition for Pure Storage’s FlashArray solutions is a testament to our commitment to deliver consistent, reliable, and unparalleled performance in enterprise flash storage, and to ultimately optimise the way organisations interact with their data. It’s a critical time to drive business transformation, and we’re excited to continue innovating and providing best-in-class block storage solutions to support the dynamic needs of today’s modern businesses.” 

Amy Fowler, VP, strategy and solutions, FlashBlade Business Unit, Pure Storage, said, “We’ve seen remarkable momentum for FlashBlade, with more than a quarter of Fortune 100 organisations leveraging the solution to derive true value from their unstructured data. The diverse use cases and innovation that our customers are driving is validation of our unified fast file and object storage strategy. Together, FlashBlade’s momentum and Pure Storage’s commitment to innovation lay the groundwork for continued success delivering a modern data experience to our unique customer base.”   

FlashArray is the first all-flash 100 per cent NVMe shared accelerated storage designed for mainstream enterprise deployments and FlashBlade is the industry’s first unified fast file and object (UFFO) storage platform for modern data and applications. Pure Storage’s flash storage solutions are purpose-built to support the modern data experience and deliver simplicity, flexibility and reliability. 

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Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world. 

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TrustRadius helps technology buyers make better decisions and helps vendors tell their unique story, improve conversion, engage high-intent buyers, and gain customer insights.  Each month over 1 million B2B technology buyers, over 50 per cent from large enterprises, use verified reviews and ratings on TrustRadius.com to make informed purchasing decisions. Headquartered in Austin, TX, TrustRadius was founded by successful entrepreneurs and is backed by Mayfield Fund, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Next Coast Ventures. 

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The Modern Data Experience from Pure Storage delivers breakthroughs for a digital first world

New offerings announced at Pure//Accelerate Digital empower customers to convert data to outcomes with innovative, cloud-ready solutions and the best experience in technology  

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has announced at Pure//Accelerate™ Digital, the next evolution of its Modern Data Experience vision and strategy. Backed by new innovation and cloud-ready solutions, customers can easily transform sprawling data into clear-cut business opportunities and outcomes, freeing themselves to innovate and adopt modern applications. 

To support the evolving needs of customers, the Modern Data Experience delivers advancements rooted in three philosophies that have been part of Pure Storage since its founding – innovation leadership, cloud readiness, and providing the best experience.  

Charles Giancarlo, CEO, Pure Storage, said “Achieving a Modern Data Experience requires three steps: modernising data infrastructure, and your customer experience, in order to embrace modern applications. At Pure Storage, we are delivering on this vision for our customers, as our portfolio provides infrastructure as code to power next generation services and products.”  

Innovation leadership 

With Pure Storage’s vision for the all-flash data centre now a reality and hybrid arrays all but obsolete, Pure Storage is laying the foundation for its next phase of innovation leadership: delivering on-demand data services to power modern applications. Modern applications require new thinking and new architectures to support their unique attributes. By innovating to modernise infrastructure, Pure Storage is giving customers the capabilities they need to drive their business forward in a digital first world. All the while, customers can reduce security threats with modern data protection and lightning-fast recovery times and never have to worry about difficult refreshes with built-in, sustainable Evergreen upgrades.  

Cloud ready 

Pure Storage is redefining storage for a multi cloud world and cloud-native applications, while eliminating the challenges of legacy infrastructure, like data silos and vendor lock in, by delivering cloud attributes anywhere. With a Modern Data Experience, customers gain best-in-class container orchestration, global data mobility and flexible, as-a-service consumption all managed from a single console. With Pure Storage, customers have a consistent experience from edge to cloud because of offerings like Bare Metal as a Service and Cloud Block Store on AWS or Microsoft Azure that bridge cloud divides. Application program interface (API) integration between Portworx and the Pure portfolio simplifies on-demand provisioning for containerised applications and container-aware data protection allowing organisations to leverage storage as code with the release of Portworx Enterprise 2.8.  

With new integrations across Pure Storage’s portfolio of products and services and with VMware Tanzu, customers can now use Portworx® to scale their Kubernetes usage to greater levels with unprecedented simplicity. With new capabilities such as dynamic storage provisioning on FlashArray™ and FlashBlade®, and unified visibility and support via Pure1®, Portworx enables containerised workloads to run seamlessly across the cloud, bare metal infrastructure, Pure Storage arrays, and even competitive storage solutions.  

Gartner predicts that by 2025, 40 per cent of infrastructure and operations leaders will implement hybrid cloud storage architectures, up from 15 per cent in 20211. As customers adopt hybrid cloud strategies, they still need a consistent environment to run their modern applications. That means they need the same level of storage and data management capabilities, regardless of if they are in the cloud, or on-premises.  

With the latest release of Portworx Enterprise 2.8, customers get the same cloud-like experience for Kubernetes apps wherever they live, with broad Kubernetes ecosystem support.  

The best experience 

A simple and smart experience is the foundation on which Pure Storage was built. Similar to how Pure Storage redefined the business models that underpin storage infrastructure with Evergreen and Pure as-a-Service, it is redefining the rest of the IT ownership experience, enabling IT teams to anticipate needs, acquire resources on their terms (and on their time frames) while eliminating risks to the business – around purchasing, data protection, and customer satisfaction. At Pure Accelerate Digital, Pure Storage is releasing a new and improved Pure1® Digital Experience. These enhancements give customers additional control by delivering new automated monitoring and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven recommendation capabilities with self-service management and digital procurement. 

The new capabilities include: 

  • Updates to Pure1’s AI-engine Meta®, delivering predictive service management that proactively identifies issues and prescribes resolutions so that issues are resolved before they become outages.  
  • AI-driven performance, capacity, and expansion recommendations. The new Pure1 Digital Experience not only tracks how resources are being used, but forecasts what will happen if you add or move workloads.  
  • Self-service management and digital procurement. With the expanded offers in Pure1 service catalogue, users have full access to the broadest range of on-premises and hybrid cloud storage offerings and professional services from a single interface.  

The enhanced Pure1 Digital Experience is available now to all customers at no additional cost.  

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Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure ‘s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com

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Pure Storage helps channel partners supercharge their subscription business

As the only storage vendor to deliver subscriptions 100 per cent through the channel, Pure brings new partner benefits to Pure as-a-Service, Portworx, and Pure1 

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has announced at Pure//Accelerate™ Digital updates to channel incentives and offerings to enable partners to grow their subscription business with Pure Storage. 

To adapt and thrive in today’s environment, customers want complete flexibility, agility, transparency, and simplicity – benefits often best achieved through subscription services. With Pure Storage’s suite of subscription offerings, including Pure as-a-Service, Evergreen program, Pure Cloud Block Store, and Portworx®, partners are able to meet their customers’ evolving needs while generating recurring revenue. 

Andy Martin, vice president, global partner sales, Pure Storage, said, “Two of Pure’s greatest strengths are our industry-leading subscription services and our partner-led approach – both are foundational to our business and the way we serve our customers. We are thrilled to see our partners’ continued momentum with Pure as-a-Service and are excited to deliver new opportunities for partners to make an impact through our unique and differentiated subscription offerings.”  

Pure as-a-Service partner rebate 

Partner momentum in selling Pure as-a-Service is strong, with more than double the number of partners transacting this year versus last year. 

Only Pure Storage delivers a true enterprise class utility with flexible storage consumption, a cloud experience on premise, and aligns spend with actual consumption. Pure Storage has continued to advance its Pure as-a-Service offerings, reducing complexity by eliminating additional licences and support costs and introducing a service catalogue with transparent pricing. 

Now partners can make even more money selling Pure as-a-Service. With a new partner rebate, partners earn 5 per cent of the total contract value on closed eligible Pure as-a-Service wins up to US$100,000 per deal.* 

Portworx transitions to 100 per cent channel model 

As enterprises look towards modern, cloud-native applications to power the next phase of their business, channel partners will be critical advisors, helping customers navigate a Kubernetes and container-based world. 

With Portworx, which Pure Storage acquired in late 2020, Pure Storage delivers the industry’s most complete Kubernetes Data Services Platform for building, automating, protecting, and securing cloud-native applications. Customers are able to accelerate their digital transformation by easily running any cloud-native application, in any cloud, using any Kubernetes platform with built-in high availability, data protection, data security, and hybrid cloud mobility. 

With Portworx sales now 100 per cent channel led – just like the rest of Pure Storage’s products and services – partners are able to expand their subscription offerings to cover Kubernetes-based applications. 

New Pure1 partner portal for managing customer subscriptions  

Pure Storage has extended Pure1 to give partners access to manage subscriptions on behalf of their customers, empowering Pure Storage’s partner ecosystem to bring a fully operational service with full transparency to joint customers. Customers using Pure1’s self-service portal are also able to buy new services or expand their as-a-Service footprint via their channel partner whenever they need. 

To learn more, visit the Pure Partner Program page. 

*Exclusive to Elite partners, the program runs through October 31, 2021 and is available for the first Pure as-a-Service opportunity for both new and existing customers.  

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Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com

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Pure as-a-Service sees strong customer adoption across geographies, industry segments, and use cases

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has announced continued growth of its Pure as-a-Service subscription offerings.  

Throughout the last year, Pure Storage saw increased customer adoption in every key market globally. In Q4 alone, new Pure as-a-Service customers included major clouds, financial institutions, hospitals, telecommunications companies, and more, including a customer with a Pure as-a-Service commitment of more than US$10M. Pure Storage’s annual subscription services revenue, which includes Pure as-a-Service and Evergreen and makes up more than 30 per cent of total revenues, exceeded US$500M in FY21, representing 33 per cent year-over-year growth. 

Pure Storage has continued to advance its subscription services platform, reducing complexity by eliminating additional licences and support costs, and delivering new levels of transparency not seen before in the storage industry. Pure Storage’s Service Catalog, introduced in Q4, mirrors a public cloud experience, with increased granularity, and lower entry points designed to easily scale. Now, customers can use the new Cost Calculator to estimate their Pure as-a-Service monthly cost, making it even simpler for customers to choose the right storage service level for each workload.   

Prakash Darji, VP and GM, digital technology services group, Pure Storage, said, “Only Pure Storage delivers a true enterprise class utility with flexible storage consumption; a cloud experience on premise; an easy path to move data to the cloud at any time; and aligns spend with actual consumption. As customers continue to face dynamic business demands, Pure as-a-Service delivers the flexibility, simplicity and reliability they need.”  

Robert Green, president, co-founder and CTO, Dizzion, said, “Pure Storage’s vision of storage as code proved its worth during the pandemic, enabling our customers to scale storage capacity to stay in step with rapidly changing demands. With Pure as-a-Service, our customers could pay for the exact capacity they needed while still getting the same performance and availability they’d have in a traditional cloud desktop.”  

Fabrice Joffre, technical director, Hopps, said, “Pure Storage was the only supplier to offer us a flexible, innovative, and scalable offering with Pure as-a-Service, which was the deciding factor. We were won over by its fully OpEx model, consumption-based billing, and short-term contracts.”  

Jo Verstappen, chief executive officer, Open Line, said, “We’ve found that with Pure as-a-Service we get all the benefits of a flexible consumption model without having to compromise on security.”  

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Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure Storage delivers a modern data experience that empowers organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure Storage helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure Storage’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com

Analyst recognition: Pure Storage has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays

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Pure Storage FlashBlade nears US$1B in sales and is used by more than 25 per cent of the Fortune 100

FlashBlade, the category-defining unified fast file and object platform, celebrates five years of rapid growth and customer impact  

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, announced growth milestones to mark the five year anniversary of introducing FlashBlade®.  

Unveiled in March 2016, FlashBlade has delivered consistent year-over-year growth every quarter since. Within two years of general availability (GA), FlashBlade reached a US$250M run rate and more than tripled its customer count. FlashBlade continues to expand and diversify its customer base at a breakneck speed, adding several hundred new FlashBlade customers in FY21 and reaching nearly US$1B in sales four years after GA. Today, more than 25 per cent of the Fortune 100 use FlashBlade to derive value from their unstructured data. 

The growth of FlashBlade has been powered by continuous innovation to not only solve for customer’s current needs but enable them to take advantage of the next wave of modern data and applications to fuel their business. The innovation FlashBlade has delivered includes: 

  • Platform evolution to power next generation workloads: FlashBlade was built with dense scale-out capacity and multi-dimensional performance in mind from day one and has been bolstered by continuous feature upgrades, like native SMB supportSafeMode snapshots for ransomware protection, and software enhancements designed for real-time analytics, for example. In 2020, FlashBlade defined a new category of storage: unified fast file and object (UFFO). By unifying fast file and fast object capabilities on a single platform, FlashBlade empowers customers with future-proofed infrastructure for the rise of unstructured data. 
  • Stand out partnerships and integrated solutions: To tackle a diverse set of customer challenges, FlashBlade has brought uniquely differentiated partnerships to bear. With NVIDIA, FlashBlade created the industry’s first integrated artificial intelligence (AI)-Ready Infrastructure (AIRI®), a joint solution for deploying deep learning at scale. With Cohesity, FlashBlade created FlashRecover™, Powered by Cohesity®, the industry’s first jointly-engineered all-flash modern data protection solution for rapid recovery, ransomware protection, and reuse of data. FlashBlade extended its unified fast file and object platform to AWS Outposts, enabling enterprises with a hybrid cloud solution to consolidate current and next-generation workloads. 
  • Flexible consumption models and non-disruptive upgrades: Pure’s Evergreen™ subscription to innovation lets FlashBlade customers adopt new features without disruption, downtime, or the requirement to re-buy capacity. With the option of buying FlashBlade’s Unified Fast File and Object Service through Pure as-a-Service, customers can select from Premium and Ultra Performance tiers to support not only traditional file and cloud object workloads, but also a wide variety of AI and machine learning, high performance compute, and software development needs, all delivered with pay as you go consumption. 

Matt Burr, vice president and general manager of FlashBlade, Pure Storage, said, “FlashBlade’s growth has exceeded all industry benchmarks and I am tremendously proud of the breadth and depth of our rapidly expanding customer base. As we look towards a future where a significant majority of enterprise data is unstructured, FlashBlade is the proven innovator to deliver the infrastructure enterprises need to capitalise on modern and next generation data.”  

FlashBlade customers are among the industry’s happiest, contributing to Pure’s net promoter score (NPS) score in the top one per cent of business-to-business (B2B) companies. Based on customer reviews, FlashBlade has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for 2021 and TrustRadius has recognised FlashBlade as the 2020 Top Rated Award winner in the Object Storage category. 

Chris “CB” Bohn, principal data engineer, Micro Focus, said, “FlashBlade performance has been fantastic, with no downtime. With Vertica on Pure Storage, we have a 360-degree view of customers and fast, sophisticated analytics to provide all sorts of insights to the business, fueling customer success. Our users don’t know about the new technology underneath, they just know that Vertica answers their questions much faster. One customer knowledge base report used to take seven days to run – now it’s complete in two seconds.”    

Alvin Ong, chief information officer, NTU Singapore, said, “FlashBlade’s ability to scale up performance while lowering I/O latency has exceeded our expectations. With FlashBlade, we are confident that we’ll be able to meet the increasing demand for supercomputing resources and strengthen NTU’s position as a world-class research-intensive university, while walking the talk when it comes to protecting the environment.”  

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Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one per cent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com

Analyst recognition: Pure Storage has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays

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Pure Storage brings industry leading block storage to Microsoft Azure

Pure Cloud Block Store eliminates common storage tradeoffs by combining high-performance, efficiency, reliability, and simplicity into new cloud native solution 

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multicloud world, has announced the general availability of Pure Cloud Block Store on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. With a common dataplane across multicloud environments, customers can move to the cloud on their terms, allowing for seamless application portability to the cloud or the ability to complement on-premises workloads with dev/test, disaster recovery and high availability solutions in the cloud.  

While enterprises increasingly desire cloud attributes including simplicity of management, pay-as-you-go consumption, and non-disruptive upgrades, they know the best way to achieve their goals is to implement a hybrid approach to IT. According to predictions from IDC, by the end of this year, more than 90 per cent of enterprises worldwide will meet their infrastructure needs with a mix of on-premises/dedicated private clouds, several public clouds, and legacy platforms.  

Dan Kogan, VP of product, FlashArray, Pure Storage, said, “Pure has been delivering the cloud experience from day one. With Pure Cloud Block Store on Azure, we are continuing to bridge the cloud divide, helping customers achieve the reliability, resilience, performance, and operational simplicity they expect from Pure wherever their data lives.”  

Aung Oo, partner of director management, Microsoft Azure Storage, said, “Pure and Microsoft Azure share the belief that our customers deserve a seamless experience whether their infrastructure is on-premises, hybrid, multicloud, or at the edge. Pure Cloud Block Store on Azure, which is built with unique Azure capabilities including shared disks and Ultra Disk Storage, provides a comprehensive high availability and performant solution. We are pleased to welcome Pure Cloud Block Store to the Azure Marketplace to bring increased data mobility and protection to our joint customers.”  

Pure Cloud Block Store provides seamless data mobility across on-premises and cloud environments with a consistent experience, regardless of where data lives – on premises, cloud, hybrid cloud, or multicloud. Pure Storage works collaboratively with Microsoft to support joint customers on their cloud journey by addressing their diverse needs, including: 

  • A common dataplane across environments: Because Pure Cloud Block Store runs the same operating system as Pure’s industry-leading FlashArray systems, customers are able to get all of the benefits of an enterprise-grade storage platform including data reduction, built-in snapshots, thin provisioning, and high availability, natively in the cloud and with the added benefit of seamless data mobility between clouds. It delivers consistent application programming interfaces (APIs) and automation between on-premises and cloud, enabling developers to build once and deploy across their hybrid cloud.  
  • Resilience and reliability: Pure Cloud Block Store enhances cloud storage reliability by ensuring that applications and data are resilient to single points of failure. Also announced, the Pure Validated Design for Microsoft SQL Server Business Resilience delivers business continuity for mission critical SQL Server databases running on premises and enables disaster recovery in the cloud by leveraging the new Pure Cloud Block Store for Microsoft Azure as a high availability target. With SQL Server and the combination of FlashArray//X, FlashArray//C, and Pure Cloud Block Store, customers can achieve the highest levels of application availability, ensuring business continuity for their most important SQL Server workloads.  
  • Cost efficiency: Cloud-native customers can see meaningful cost savings through Pure’s industry leading data reduction capabilities and via reduced management overhead typically associated with cloud-native block storage by eliminating the need to manage input/output operations per second (IOPS), bandwidth, and capacity of individual volumes. Its industry-leading data efficiency means customers can buy less capacity in the cloud without compromising on enterprise storage features and flexibility. 

Pure’s subscription services include the Evergreen program and unified subscription, which delivers on-premises solutions and Pure’s Cloud Block Store under a single consumption experience. Pure’s unified subscription is a true enterprise class utility that delivers ultimate flexibility for storage consumption. 

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Pure Storage and Equinix collaborate to deliver physical infrastructure at software speed

Pure Storage® on Equinix Metal™ is a full stack, bare metal solution that iembedded, global, and cloud connected, providing complete control and flexibility 

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as a service in a multi-cloud world, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure company™, has announced Pure Storage on Equinix Metal, a Bare Metal as a Service storage offering that delivers a unified, connected platform for any stage of an organisation’s cloud journey.  

Enterprises are increasingly moving out of their own data centres to reduce management complexity and staff burden, and to increase the agility and efficiency of their IT environments. 57 per cent of enterprises today have a strategic vision for hybrid IT1 with less of their data processed in their own data centres or the cloud. Regardless of where their data lives, enterprises still need control over their environment and the flexibility to react to business changes without having to manage everything on their own. 

Pure Storage on Equinix Metal provides an environment in which physical, dedicated, single tenant servers and high-performance storage can be provisioned to customers with cloud-like ease and speed. The solution can eliminate upfront CAPEX investment for hardware and ongoing stack management by embedding storage and simple, on-demand procurement of network, storage and compute, with hosting, deployment, and support of all physical aspects via one vendor, under one contract. The solution can also lower operational costs and risks, and allows for more flexible, scalable, as a service delivery of IT infrastructure, empowering organisations to only pay for what they use, when they want to use it.  

Jack Hogan, VP of technology strategy, Pure Storage, said, “Enterprises want full control over their environment, but they don’t want to operate their own data centres or be forced to fit into traditional cloud models – they want a cloud model that fits their business. By partnering with Equinix, we are eliminating management complexity and delivering the flexibility and controls that put organisations in charge of what their technology platforms can do for them.”  

Equinix Metal is an automated, interconnected and secure bare metal service that applies a developer and API-first mindset to foundational infrastructure and provides a fully automated way for digital businesses to access the value of Platform Equinix® via its leading collection of DevOps and open-source integrations. The new managed appliance as a service capability on Equinix Metal, which Equinix introduced today as part of a series of Equinix Metal product enhancements, is designed to support a range of solutions including Pure Storage, the first storage as a service offering announced on Equinix Metal.   

Zac Smith, managing director, Equinix Metal, said, “Digital leaders increasingly require proximity to hardware, software, clouds and networks to create advantage, and Equinix offers a unique range of places, partners and possibilities to enable them. Our customers have been asking for a solution that combines interconnected bare metal with Pure’s world-class storage and the flexibility of an as a Service model. Today we are excited to announce Pure as our first Storage as a Service partner on Equinix Metal, available across our 18 global metros.”  

Pure Storage on Equinix Metal lets businesses consume interconnected infrastructure with the control of physical hardware and the low overhead and developer experience of the cloud, helping them move faster in today’s competitive environment. The new service supports a full range of use cases, including legacy on-premises applications, high-volume data-driven applications, and cloud-native and next-generation applications. Solutions enabled include: 

  • Hybrid cloud and Data Recovery as a Service for virtual environments: Customers can extend, protect, or migrate on premises, self-managed virtual machine (VM) environments to a hosted environment powered by FlashArray™, with flexibility and options for a multi-cloud VM-based environment or a full VM-based cloud. 
  • High-performance, near-edge cloud storage: By combining the FlashBlade® unified fast file and object platform with Equinix Metal, diverse unstructured data workloads can be consolidated onto a highly scalable platform with multi-dimensional performance.   
  • Hybrid and edge cloud native container storage: With Portworx® by Pure Storage, customers can amplify their hybrid- and multi-cloud strategy by deploying a full Kubernetes environment capable of running mission-critical applications on a Bare Metal, interconnected platform that is much faster than the public cloud. Portworx, the leading Kubernetes Storage Platform according to GigaOm Research, enables customers to deploy, secure, run, and protect their mission-critical data services as they would in traditional data centres, but with the full automation and flexibility provided by Kubernetes. 

Mark Bowker, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, said, “The world of data is growing exponentially and should persist and exist wherever customers need to access it, especially at the edge. We’re now beginning to see a new paradigm in which developers have the ability to build and deploy infrastructure at software speeds, and stand up environments anywhere in the world, with the compute and storage resources they need right at their fingertips.”  

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Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are  among the happiest in the world. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com

Analyst recognition: Pure Storage has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays

About Equinix 

Equinix® (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world’s digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today’s businesses to access all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value. 

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Portworx by Pure Storage teams with IBM to help enterprises manage hybrid cloud workloads

Portworx by Pure Storage to help bring hybrid cloud capabilities to clients in any environment 

Portworx by Pure Storage, a leading provider of Kubernetes Data Services Platforms, has announced that it has teamed up with IBM to help enable OpenShift-based data services to run in hybrid cloud environments with performance, data protection, data security and mobility on IBM Cloud Satellite. IBM Cloud Satellite, now generally available, enables clients to run IBM cloud services on any cloud, on premises, in multicloud environments or at the edge – all delivered as a service. This flexibility will help bring cloud capabilities to where client data resides, in the environment of their choice, while focusing on consistency, user experience, and security.  

With its open architecture, IBM Cloud Satellite builds on IBM’s deep industry expertise and can help enterprises across a variety of industries including telecommunications, healthcare, banking, insurance, travel and transportation, transform into digital-first organisations. The need to modernise mission-critical workloads is intensifying. According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value report, 74 per cent of CEOs interviewed during the COVID-19 pandemic believe cloud computing will most help their organisation deliver these results over the next two – three years. We see a cornerstone of this transformation is in edge computing. The continued proliferation of edge devices is expected to shift the amount of data that resides at the edge compared to within central data centres. As this transition takes place, IBM Cloud Satellite is designed to bring cloud services to where clients’ data already resides — and help them bridge to where they want to go.    

Portworx by Pure Storage is part of IBM’s ecosystem of partners fueling hybrid cloud environments by helping clients manage and modernise workloads from bare-metal to multicloud and everything in between with Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform. IBM Cloud Satellite is engineered to give clients the flexibility to bring their applications to environments where their data resides while leveraging the security of IBM Cloud.1 

IBM Cloud Satellite is designed to help clients address security, privacy and data sovereignty requirements based on their data governance requirements and address the client’s local regulations and compliance obligations by enabling them to deploy and manage applications with consistency for specific markets. IBM Cloud Satellite offers high levels of control over critical data delivered via IBM Cloud – the industry’s most secure and open public cloud for business.1 Moreover, it offers high levels of control over critical data and centralised policies to ease migration. Those cloud services can therefore be co-located with their apps and data. 

Harish Grama, general manager, IBM Cloud, said, “With the pace of cloud adoption accelerating, companies are increasingly turning to hybrid cloud to allow them to innovate more efficiently, while maintaining high levels of security and control. To help facilitate this momentum, IBM is investing $1B in its ecosystem initiative over the next three years to support ecosystem partners and speed the development of platforms such as IBM Cloud Satellite. Collaborating with ecosystem partners like Portworx by Pure Storage can help offer a wider set of clients new ways of bringing IBM Cloud to where their data resides.” 

Portworx provides a uniform data services platform for cloud-native applications running across hybrid cloud Satellite locations. Data encryption of the Portwox data volume is designed to secure data at rest, irrespective of the Satellite location of these volumes whether on-premises or on the cloud. Additionally, Portworx provides high availability and cross-cloud data protection to run mission-critical stateful applications on Kubernetes and OpenShift with the reliability, performance and security associated with a traditional enterprise-class storage solution, as well as the agility, speed and automation you expect for cloud native applications. Customers can purchase Portworx from IBM. 

Murli Thirumale, vice president and general manager, Portworx by Pure Storage, said, “Portworx’s collaboration with IBM on IBM Cloud Satellite recognises the value we place in providing IBM Cloud customers with access to Kubernetes storage, data protection and data security platform solutions, regardless of location. Whether it’s on-premises, the public cloud, or both, Portworx works across data centre environments to enable customers to embrace hybrid cloud for demanding enterprise workloads.”  

For more information on how Portworx provides container and data management for Kubernetes, visit portworx.com/ibm/

1Based on IBM Hyper Protect Crypto Service, the only public-cloud enabled FIPS 140-2 Level 4-certified Hardware Security Module (HSM). FIPS 140-2 Security Level 4 provides the highest level of security defined in this standard. At this security level, the physical security mechanisms provide a comprehensive envelope of protection around the cryptographic module with the intent of detecting and responding to all unauthorised attempts at physical access. 

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About Portworx by Pure Storage  

Portworx, acquired by Pure Storage in October 2020, is the container storage company enterprises rely on to manage mission critical data services in containers. By enabling data availability, data security, backup and disaster recovery for Kubernetes-based applications running on-prem or across clouds, Portworx has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies such as Carrefour, Comcast, GE Digital, Lufthansa, T-Mobile, and SAIC run containerised data services in production. Based in Los Altos, Portworx works with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, Google, IBM, VMware, and other leading enterprise software companies to accelerate container adoption. For more information, visit portworx.com or follow @portwx. 

Analyst Recognition: Pure Storage has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays. Additionally, Portworx was recognized as the leader in GigaOm’s inaugural 2020 Radar Report for Data Storage for Kubernetes 

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Pure extends market leadership with new Purity software and third generation capacity optimised flash platform, unifying file support and ransomware protection across FlashBlade and FlashArray

New Purity software versions delivered through the Evergreen™ program enable all customers to adopt advanced features immediately, without disruption 

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has announced enhancements to its unified storage portfolio, extending its enterprise storage market leadership by expanding into new markets and verticals. The updates to the flagship Purity software for FlashBlade and FlashArray accelerate Windows applications, deliver ransomware protection across file, block and native cloud-based apps, and make hybrid storage for both departmental and data centre workloads obsolete with a third generation FlashArray//C all-QLC platform.  

The latest updates, delivered through Pure’s Evergreen subscription model, further the company’s vision for a Modern Data Experience™. The key enhancements are: 

Comprehensive file portfolio redefines performance and simplicity across ever-broadening use cases 

  • The news extends FlashBlade’s industry leadership with new native SMB support. This provides simplicity and multi-dimensional performance for very high throughput and IOPS with low latency to support multiple workloads simultaneously, files of any size, and sequential or random I/O access. Customers can accelerate Windows applications with a rich set of existing data services, including Replication, File System Rollback, and SafeMode™ Snapshots for rapid ransomware recovery. Validated solutions include healthcare PACS applications and SQL Server Backup at speeds higher than 1TB/min for SQL farms that demand fast backup and recovery. 
  • FlashBlade’s new Cross-Protocol File Security design allows access control interoperability between SMB and NFS users while preserving access control lists for both in addition to complying with federal security mandates. 
  • FlashArray’s scale-up architecture balances performance and capacity, delivering  operational file services for VDI, file server consolidation, user home directories, and file sharing. File capabilities in FlashArray enhance the value of inherent features such as deduplication and compression. 

Comprehensive ransomware protection and security across file, block, and cloud-based apps 

  • FlashBlade and FlashArray are now both strengthened by SafeMode snapshots, delivering a complete portfolio of protection tools to ensure data is always safe and recoverable in seconds. Immutable snapshots and Policy-based Retention protect companies against the risk of lost revenues, ransom payments, and brand damage associated with ransomware attacks. 
  • FlashBlade, the industry-defining Unified Fast File and Object (UFFO) platform, provides enhanced object security with S3 simple user policies, enabling access control at the user level. Granular, user-level performance monitoring meets a critical requirement for real-time visibility into the most active users and unified APIs/SDK improves the automation experience across FlashBlade, FlashArray, and Pure1® with unified REST APIs and Python SDK. 

Improved disaster recovery with ActiveCluster over Fibre Channel: ActiveCluster™ delivers stretch clustering solutions for critical applications over any fabric. ActiveCluster is integrated with Pure1 Cloud Mediator, which removes the need to manage a cumbersome third-site witness and enables a third recovery site to be added anywhere in the world. 

Breakthrough tier 1 application performance: As the first to market with NVMe over Fabrics, Pure continues to accelerate its market leadership as it delivers an all-NVMe architecture for Flash, Direct Memory Modules, replication, and now support for both NVMe over Fibre Channel and Ethernet. Support for NVMe can reduce application latency by up to 50 per cent by reducing latencies to hundreds of microseconds. 

Third-generation of FlashArray//C makes hybrid storage obsolete: The new releases of FlashArray//C40 and FlashArray//C60 demonstrate Pure’s rapid pace of innovation and extend a flash leadership story that is still unmatched in the industry. While other vendors struggle to bring QLC to market, FlashArray//C can now replace legacy disks in deployments of all sizes, ranging from departmental to data centre consolidation. 

Ajay Singh, chief product officer, Pure Storage, said, “Pure is named a leader in the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays and positioned highest and farthest in both vectors because we are chipping away at the complexity baked into legacy storage that is simply not designed for the digital age. Our vision for a Modern Data Experience empowers organisations to innovate by providing a dynamic, cloud-based storage experience that is flexible, on-demand, and delivered as code.  

“Pure is always one step ahead of the market and the latest updates to the Purity software across FlashBlade and FlashArray show that we’ve made the right choice for our business. With Pure, we have been able to achieve 100 per cent uptime in our environment, which is critical to our banking operations.” 

Antonio Puccio, director of SAN storage, Royal Bank of Canada, said, “Only Pure’s subscription services come ready with all-inclusive licensing, letting customers adopt new innovations without disruption, downtime, or the requirement to re-buy capacity. As part of the Evergreen Storage subscription model, these new features require no additional licences or support costs and ensure zero added complexity.” 

Pure has also announced file replication capabilities on FlashArray with Komprise.   

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The new features in Purity for FlashArray are available immediately and in Q1 for Purity for  FlashBlade. 

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