Pure Storage Extends VMware Integration with New Solutions to Accelerate Private Clouds
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – @Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), 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.