Pure Storage has launched its new Pure Service Orchestrator, which delivers container storage-as-a-service to enable IT and developers to deploy container-based, microservices applications.
The Orchestrator is intended to allow enterprises to support dynamic containerized environments with storage-as-a-service for containerized, persistent applications on Shared Accelerated Storage infrastructure.
Pure Service Orchestrator offers seamless integration with Docker, Kubernetes and others to provide persistent storage support for containerized environments through the Docker volume plug-in, and Kubernetes FlexDriver. Additionally, Pure Service Orchestrator employs an automated, intelligent and scalable storage provisioning approach to deliver the cloud-like experience developers expect. It scales elastically across multiple storage systems and supports highly fluid containerized environments that can quickly expand to thousands of containers.
Pure Service Orchestrator solves this problem and scales storage elastically across FlashArray, FlashBlade or mix of both systems, supports file and block, and delivers the flexibility to have varied configurations for each storage system that is part of the service. With ease of expansion via a single command, customers can start small and scale storage seamlessly and quickly as the needs of their containerized environments grow.
"Application architectures have begun to evolve from monolithic, scale-up and virtualized applications to scale-out, microservices applications. These new applications are typically built on containers, but lack of persistent storage support for stateful containers threatens to slow adoption," said Sandeep Singh, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, Pure Storage.
"Stateless containers can be spun up and down within seconds, while stateful containers live much longer. Some containers require block, while others require file storage. Developers are the fabric of modern business and must be empowered to consume storage-as-a-service for containerized applications. Pure Service Orchestrator is designed to do exactly that with cloud-like agility and enterprise-grade performance."