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Pure Storage aims to 'make infrastructure invisible' with latest releases

By Catherine Knowles, Thu 30 Sep 2021

Pure Storage has announced a number of advancements to its portfolio, including Pure Fusion, Portworx Data Services and greater automation for the Pure1 management portal.

Pure Storage chairman and CEO Charles Giancarlo says, “Since its founding, Pure Storage has delivered simplicity and reliability at scale, which is what organisations need more than ever as they increasingly adopt cloud-native architectures and modern applications like artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) and advanced analytics.

"Pure Storage’s new software innovations further our goal of making infrastructure invisible to developers, using it as simple as calling an API, and delivering it as a service.”

Pure Fusion brings the cloud operating model anywhere with a self-service, autonomous storage environment built for limitless scale that brings together enterprise storage with the agility and scalability of the cloud.

With on-demand consumption and back-end provisioning, organisations can deliver a new scale-out storage model that unifies arrays and optimises storage pools on the fly, the company states.

End users will be able to consume volumes, file systems and advanced data services such as replication without waiting for back-end manual work, making hardware invisible.

In addition, Pure Fusion will allow organisations to scale seamlessly, integrating first with FlashArray//X, FlashArray//C, and Pure Cloud Block Store, with future integrations planned with FlashBlade and Portworx.

Portworx Data Services enables DevOps engineers to deploy a managed, production-grade data service on Kubernetes from the industry’s broadest catalogue of options for SQL, NoSQL, search, streaming, and more.

Portworx Data Services fully automates Day-2 operations, including monitoring, backups, high-availability, disaster recovery, migration, auto-scaling and security.

It makes running data services on Kubernetes much simpler than other approaches, according to the company.

Finally, Pure Storage has announced greater automation for the Pure1 management portal. New feature innovations in the company's AI-driven IT operations platform Pure1 Meta deliver a zero-tolerance policy for business disruption.

Users have the ability to see, in real time, service level agreements (SLAs) across their cloud, monitor applications that are being protected against ransomware attacks, and visualise their Portworx container infrastructure from end to end.

According to Pure Storage, these enhancements are designed to improve data availability and security while fundamentally simplifying IT operations by predicting problems across the infrastructure stack and proactively recommending actions to optimise workloads.

IDC research vice president, enterprise infrastructure practice, Eric Burgener says, “IT teams and their consumers have evolved into ‘on demand’ cultures and with the shift to cloud and as-a-service, speed and agility have become paramount.

"Storage needs to keep up with end users’ expectations. This means making the storage itself invisible, allowing users to easily consume services they need and recognise like capacity, copy creation, and recovery.”

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