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Pure Storage launches as-a-Service in AWS Marketplace

By Shannon Williams
Thu 17 Dec 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

As part of its focus on simplifying hybrid architecture mobility, Pure Storage has announced the availability of Pure as-a-Service in AWS Marketplace and a new Cloud Block Store Efficiency Guarantee programme, backed by Pure’s promise to reduce cloud storage consumption with no feature trade-offs.

Pure Storage works with AWS to drive applications that run across AWS Regions and AWS Outposts and leverage the agility and innovation of private, edge, SaaS, and clouds simultaneously. The new announcements are the latest innovations that reinforce how Pure and AWS work together to serve customers' modern data needs, the company says. 

"Customers are looking for flexibility and choice as they procure, store, and manage their data across the enterprise as part of a comprehensive digitisation initiative," says Garth Fort, director of product management, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Web Services, Inc. 

“We are delighted to welcome Pure Storage to offer our shared customers enhanced flexibility, mobility, and consistency between on-premises and edge applications to AWS storage.”

New Cloud Efficiency Guarantee

Pure’s Cloud Efficiency Guarantee programme allows customers to take advantage of Cloud Block Store in a risk-free manner with guaranteed cloud operational cost savings, Pure Storage says.

"Customers can rely on Pure’s Cloud Block Store to achieve specific efficiency gains over and above what they had with cloud-native storage options, backed by Pure as-a-Service credit guarantees."

“Pure and AWS share a commitment to customer obsession – focused on the cloud principles of agility and flexibility to deliver best of breed technology for customers in our respective areas,” says Michael Sotnick, vice president, Global Alliances, Pure Storage. 

“Having a hybrid architecture strategy and the right technology partners helps enterprises achieve more than ever in today’s environment," he says.

Pure Portfolio and AWS Outposts Ready Designation                                                                                   

"Pure’s unified fast file and object solution, FlashBlade, achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation in September. Fully tested and supported, FlashBlade for AWS Outposts delivers a hybrid cloud solution with all-flash performance, cloud scalability, and operational simplicity to accelerate modern applications, support cloud native application development and break down IT silos. 

"This combination is the industry’s first portfolio of modern block, fast file, and object storage that is AWS Outpost Ready, ensuring simplified and proven deployment options for customer and partners," the company says. 

FlashArray recently achieved AWS Outposts Ready designation as part of the AWS Service Ready Programme.

"Pure Storage FlashArray has been tested for ease of deployment, performance and high availability, and is approved by AWS to run alongside Outposts in customer and partner data centers. 

"Now, Pure FlashArray provides AWS Outposts customers with enterprise class, 100% NVMe all-flash block storage to address traditional enterprise databases, low latency and local data processing applications on premises consistent with AWS services, APIs and tools in the cloud," Pure Storage says. 

Additionally, Portworx by Pure Storage achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation enabling Kubernetes applications to run across AWS Regions and AWS Outposts for maximum flexibility.

Portworx by Pure Storage and AWS 

Portworx by Pure Storage, an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and available in AWS Marketplace, is designed to deliver the benefits of container-granular storage, data protection, data security, and capacity management for applications running on Kubernetes.  

"A complete data services platform, Portworx enables more applications to run on Kubernetes on AWS with the performance, reliability, and security of traditional applications," Pure Storage says. 

"Portworx PX-DR enables up to RPO disaster recovery between AWS Availability Zones and AWS Regions, and PX-Autopilot enables customers to achieve flexible consumption of storage on AWS, reducing storage costs."

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