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KubeCon+CloudNativeCon Europe: Pure Storage Expands Portworx Portfolio

More data services while giving DevOps teams control over workstreams

Pure Storage, Inc. announced a series of updates to its Portworx portfolio which include:

  • The next gen of the Portworx Enterprise, the multi-cloud ready Kubernetes data management platform for running mission-critical applications in production 

  • General availability of Portworx Backup-as-a-Service, which supports backup and restore of any Kubernetes services including Amazon EKS, Red Hat OpenShift, Google Kubernetes Engine, VMware Tanzu, and Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service

Our focus is to unify and simplify the world of platform and DevOps teams, who are tackling some of the biggest challenges when bringing Kubernetes applications in production to enterprise scale. With today’s announcements we are providing our customers with a comprehensive Kubernetes suite of solutions that help them accelerate data services, run Kubernetes apps in production, and protect apps and data anywhere with a few clicks.said Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, cloud native business unit.

Portworx Data Services

Portworx Data Services Scheme 2205The complexity that results from the use of different types of data services and different databases means DevOps teams spend a large amount of their time firefighting deployments and operations, instead of delivering the new features customers want. Portworx Data Services is a Kubernetes DBaaS which organizations can leverage to expedite deployment, Day 2 operations, and protection – for any data service – with a single click, without any lock-in or the need to hire specialists.

Generally available, developers can take advantage of:

  • Support for critical databases: One-click deployment of data services, including Cassandra, Kafka, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis and Zookeeper are supported immediately on One Platform; with more services coming soon. Platform teams can use one API to operate all of these databases and Manage One Solution for enterprise support

  • Consumption-based pricing: Organizations only pay for the data services they consume. Portworx Data Services can be purchased through a pay-as-you-go model, or through pre-purchased hours.

Portworx Enterprise

Portworx Enterprise Scheme 2205
Enterprises and service providers are standardizing on Kubernetes for all their containerized applications, whether it’s on-premises, in the cloud or edge environments. These customers are also looking to expand to new workloads and get performance and efficiencies in Kubernetes production environments. The next gen of
Portworx Enterprise unlocks use cases that will help customers to bring varied workloads in Kubernetes production environments, boost developer agility, maximize application performance, and reduce failover time to seconds. 

Five use cases and capabilities for Portworx Enterprise are:  

  • Multi-tenant platform-as-a-service with application I/O control: This enables customers to maximize the use of infrastructure, control IO/s and bandwidth resources per app/tenant, and scale platform as-a-service environments efficiently 

  • 5G/edge with IPv6: Enables deployment of Kubernetes applications in a 5G/edge environment, end-to-end IPv6 support and access to edge storage 

  • Lift and shift of legacy applications with Kubernetes virtualization: Provides end-to-end support for KubeVirt and Openshift virtualization in Kubernetes managed platforms 

  • Unified storage overlay with Object Store Service: Customers are able to get a unified storage overlay solution with file, block, and object store services 

  • Hot data tier backed by performance storage with PX-Fast: Customers can take advantage of high IO/s and low latency of any performance storage backend infrastructure, including NVMe, without compromising the advantages of Portworx Enterprise. 

Portworx Backup-as-a-Service

Pure Portworx Backup As A Service SchemeAccording to the Global Data Protection Index 2021 report, 82% of organizations are concerned their current data protection solution won’t meet future business challenges, and 67% of organizations struggle to find the right data protection solution for their cloud-native apps. Customers also want integrated backup and DR solutions to be offered as-a-Service. PX-Backup-as-a-Service takes all of the feature richness of PX-Backup and makes it available for customers to consume as a service, making day 0 and day 2 operations for Kubernetes data protection simple.

Generally available, PX-Backup-as-a-Service includes auto discovery of Amazon EKS clusters to enable customers to start protecting their cloud native apps with a few clicks, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and multi-tenancy.

The next gen of Portworx Enterprise will be available globally during 2H22.

Blog: General availability of Portworx Data Services 
Blog: New Use Cases of Portworx Kubernetes Data Management 
Blog: Fast and Simple Data Protection with Portworx Backup-as-a-Service 

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