Pure Storage unveils Cloud Data Services

Pure Storage unveils Cloud Data Services
Giancarlo: Pure's cloud data storage solutions will allow customers to build hybrid applications that provide true mobility and freedom.
Published: 20 November 2018 - 11:04 a.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Pure Storage has announced Cloud Data Services, a suite of new cloud offerings that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The new solutions are intended to enable a single storage architecture to serve data to applications on premise and in the cloud. Pure Storage says that this will meet demand from applications for flexible, location-independent data accessibility, and this has had a profound impact on infrastructure. Modern organisations need real-time access to any and all data, which requires applications to move freely between on-premises and the cloud. Historically, a lack of purpose-designed, strategic integrations between on-premises storage and the cloud have been a primary inhibitor of application mobility.

"Today, there exists a cloud divide - the cloud is not purpose-built for enterprise applications, and enterprise infrastructure isn't as user-friendly as the cloud," said Charles Giancarlo, Chairman and CEO, Pure Storage. "Customers should be able to make infrastructure choices based on what's best for their environment, not constrained by what the technology can do or where it lives. Today's announcement extends Pure's data centric architecture to the cloud, allowing our customers to build hybrid applications that provide true mobility and freedom."

Pure unifies cloud and delivers a common set of data services across on-premises and cloud, enabling consistent storage capabilities, APIs, and resiliency so that applications can be built once and run everywhere.

Pure Storage Cloud Data Services are a new set of capabilities designed to run Pure Storage software on AWS. The new offerings include Cloud Block Store for AWS, block storage for mission critical applications; CloudSnap for AWS, cloud-based data protection, built into Pure FlashArray; and StorReduce, cloud-native deduplication technology.

"Pure has built upon the reliable base of AWS storage offerings to create value-add features and help enterprise applications to work across on-premises and AWS." said Sabina Joseph, Head of Global Partnerships & Alliances, Digital Innovation, Storage, HPC Solutions, AWS. "Pure Storage is delivering a unified hybrid cloud experience, providing consistent APIs and automation for developers, and offering uniquely differentiated backup and data protection solutions on AWS through StorReduce and CloudSnap."

Cloud block store is available as a limited public beta, with full availability planned for mid-2019 CloudSnap is available now.

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