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Pure Storage Extends VMware Integration with New Solutions to Accelerate Private Clouds
Pure Storage, the market's leading independent all-flash data platform vendor, announced the company's extended collaboration with VMware to enable mutual customers with the performance, simplicity and resiliency needed for their cloud environments. The support for VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, vSphere Virtual Volumes and the VMware Validated Design provides more options for mutual customers to help them effortlessly achieve always-on operations, increased per-VM control, and ease of deployment of their private cloud.

"We are excited to have Pure Storage, a leader in all-flash systems, in our Certified Partner Architecture program. Together we can help our mutual customers accelerate IT modernization with integrations for better manageability, availability and a software-defined data center approach to the private cloud. All powered by a high-performance storage solution to run and consolidate key mission-critical applications," said John Gilmartin, Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Systems Business Unit, VMware. "Through these efforts, organizations can realize simplicity and reliability in an agile and validated architecture."

Attain Always-On Operations with Stretch Cluster

Pure's all-inclusive software, Purity 5.0, now includes support for ActiveCluster, an active/active synchronous replication and multi-site stretch cluster solution, that easily delivers zero RPO and zero RTO across racks, data centers or metro regions at no extra cost. Adding ActiveCluster to a FlashArray configuration is achieved with a non-disruptive software update. Support with vSphere Metro Storage Cluster ensures an end-to-end highly available virtualized environment to support Tier 1, mission-critical applications. To date, conventional synchronous replication and stretch cluster solutions have been complex and costly, with setups ranging from days to weeks and involving hundreds of pages of manuals. Additionally, the license fees, external gateways, and the frequent need for outside professional services added to the pain and expense. With ActiveCluster, these obstacles have been eliminated with only four steps to complete set up, one new command and no customer owned 3rd site mediator required to deliver true business continuity.

Achieve Effortless Control Per-VM

Pure also now offers support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes 2.0. Customers virtualized on VMware can now get per-VM granular mapping to the FlashArray, which helps assure per-VM service level agreements, simplifies per-VM management and gains per-VM portability. In addition to enabling compliance, VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes on FlashArray utilizes storage policy-based management to automate provisioning of VMs and align application requirements to available FlashArray data services including highly efficient snapshots and replication. This streamlines operations and empowers the VMware administrators to gain more control with less dependency on the storage team.

Deploy a Private Cloud with Confidence

Pure achieved certification of its VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center in the VMware Certified Partner Architecture program. Pure and VMware jointly tested and validated an architecture enabling mutual customers to build a scalable SDDC that automates IT and empowers developers with self-service infrastructure, so IT can accelerate the delivery of essential applications on a private cloud. The VMware Validated Design certified for Pure consists of VMware vSphere, NSX, vRealize and Pure FlashArray.

These solutions are all supported by a proven all-flash platform from Pure Storage that delivers industry-leading data reduction, encryption for all data, consistent sub-ms latency, 99.9999% availability, non-disruptive upgrades, predictive analytics and an Evergreen Storage ownership model.

"We are extremely excited about the results of our collaboration efforts with VMware over the years. Our Pure Storage on VMware SDDC reference architecture, along with support for Virtual Volumes and vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, offers customers access to a simple, all-flash storage platform that delivers reliability, simplicity, efficiency and access to continuous innovation," said Rajiev Rajavasireddy, VP of Solutions, Pure Storage. "Our partnership with VMware allows us to combine best of breed technologies to deliver a worry-free comprehensive private cloud."

Visit Pure Storage ActiveCluster and for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes to learn more about these solutions with VMware.

Published Friday, January 26, 2018 2:54 PM by David Marshall
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