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KubeCon North America: Pure Storage Unveils Managed Service for Portworx Enterprise to Bring Kubernetes-Ready Data Plane

Platform engineers can run Kubernetes in production at scale with next-gen performance and reliability in seconds.

At KubeCon North America 2022, Pure Storage, Inc. announced a managed service for Portworx Enterprise to bring a Kubernetes-ready data plane to every developer that works on containerized applications.

Pure Storage Portworx Enterprise Scheme 2210

With Portworx Enterprise 3.0, the underlying platform for this managed service, DevOps teams can run mission-critical Kubernetes apps in production with elastic scalability and data availability. Now the full suite of Portworx offerings can be consumed as a managed service by users of Amazon EKS, RedHat OpenShift, and any other Kubernetes services (fully managed or upstream distributions).

The mission of Portworx has always been to help platform engineering teams offer to their developers an enterprise-grade Kubernetes-ready data platform with speed, simplicity, and scale. By delivering the fully managed service for the Portworx platform, the #1 Kubernetes data platform, we are bringing the cloud experience, on any storage infrastructure, to the fingertips of any developer who wants to work with Kubernetes apps in production.” said Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, cloud native business unit.

This managed service provides ease of use and faster deployment of Kubernetes data on any cloud or on-premises storage, enabling DevOps and platform teams to operate and scale containerized apps into production in seconds, vs. weeks or months. It will offer a no install, easy to use and to manage experience to users with no container expertise required, making Day 0 and Day 2 operations for Kubernetes clusters simple with a few clicks.

Portworx Unified Storage Overlay With Portworx

With the 3.0 release of Portworx Enterprise, the company continues to push the boundaries of performance and reliability for containerized workloads in a unified data platform for file, block, and object storage.

  • The PX-Fast capability provides best performance for low latency data services such as Kafka, Elastic, and MongoDB with fast ingestion needs, and high throughput for OLTP, OLAP, and ML workloads. The Kubernetes Data Management platform of Portworx provides throughput/IO/s close to the equivalent of writing directly to the performing NVMe-based infrastructure, boosting the underlying performance to over 1 million IO/s. PX-Fast makes Kubernetes storage look like local storage for containerized apps and data. Customers are able to harness the power of petabytes of data generated from apps such as video on-demand, VoIP, etc., with a close-to-zero failure rate.
  • The Near-Sync DR capability extends the existing Portworx DR capability by providing the lowest possible RPO between 2 cloud regions or geographically distant data centers, giving enterprises the desired level of business continuity. The Portworx platform has always supported DR capabilities with zero RPO and fast RTO between 2 metro region clusters with <10ms latency. This in itself is unachieved by anyone else in the industry. And with Near-Sync DR, the platform will extend its end-to-end DR solution with a guaranteed 24s RPO and a fast RTO between 2 regions with higher network latencies. Customers will be able to run their tier 1 mission-critical apps with trust and confidence, leveraging the platform’s top-notch resiliency and reliability.
  • The Object Storage Service capability provides another storage interface (in addition to file and block storage) to run containerized workloads. Using this feature, users can manage and access object storage buckets with native Kubernetes integration to get a single consistent experience across cloud and on-prem S3 stores. 

Red Hat OpenShift is the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, providing a consistent foundation for developers to build, deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications faster across hybrid and multi cloud environments all the way to the Edge. Portworx data management and data protection offerings help unlock key use cases for Red Hat OpenShift workloads in production. This latest managed cloud service offering from Portworx by Pure Storage addresses increased customer interest in building a single platform to offer storage, migration and data management-as-a-service to developers on top of Red Hat OpenShift, and demonstrates the power of an Ecosystem of partners working together to better support our joint Customer’s needs,said Chris Gray, VP, North America partner ecosystem, Red Hat, Inc.

In addition, the company is introducing a free forever tier of Portworx Backup, the Kubernetes backup and data protection service. Platform teams can get started with the fully managed service of Portworx Backup with no feature restrictions, and protect up to 1TB of data at no cost. Each backup instance can manage hundreds of Kubernetes clusters. The free, fully managed Portworx Backup can be used indefinitely by any organization looking for an enterprise-grade data protection service to protect their Kubernetes workloads with a few clicks.

Portworx Enterprise 3.0 release and the fully managed service will be available in early 2023.

Resources:
Blog: Announcing Fully Managed Service for Portworx Enterprise, the #1 Kubernetes Data Platform    
Blog: Announcing Next-Gen Performance, Scale, and Business Resiliency with Portworx    
Blog: Portworx Backup, the K8s Data Protection Platform, now Available Free Forever with No Feature Restrictions     
Video: Explore the news with Joep Piscaer

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