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Pure Storage releases hybrid cloud enhancements across VMware portfolio

Pure Storage has extended its partnership with VMware with the aim of delivering solutions to accelerate hybrid cloud.

Pure has released a series of enhancements to its hybrid cloud solutions across the VMware portfolio. These additions allow Pure to accelerate hybrid cloud deployments as a VMware Design Partner on key technologies.

This includes vSphere Virtual Volumes with VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Site Recovery Manager, Cloud Native Storage for Kubernetes on VMware, and NVMe over Fabric.

New solution enhancements from Pure are designed to help enterprises maximise their VMware investments, delivering agility and efficiency for modern applications across on-premises and cloud environments, the company states.

In addition, customers will have improved availability of their data services, enabling them to meet demanding Service-level Agreements (SLAs).

Solutions designed to accelerate hybrid cloud deployments and optimise customers’ VMware investments include the following:

vSphere Virtual Volumes as principal storage for VMware Cloud Foundation 

VMware and Pure enable vSphere Virtual Volumes as Principal storage for VMware Cloud Foundation. According to the company, this enables customers to realise the value of Pure Storage and vSphere Virtual Volumes natively within VMware Cloud Foundation.

FlashStack delivers the performance, availability, and economics required for a VMware Cloud Foundation hybrid cloud in a single architecture, with the simplicity of integrated application to infrastructure management.

Support for vSphere Virtual Volumes storage with Site Recovery Manager

Modern data protection is a critical component for any VMware deployment including those leveraging vSphere Virtual Volumes on Pure, the company states.

For VMware infrastructure, VMware Site Recovery Manager provides an enterprise solution for automated disaster recovery.

Pure co-engineered the integration of vSphere Virtual Volumes with SRM. This allows enterprises to consume vSphere Virtual Volumes on Pure while protecting their mission critical applications from disaster.

VMware Tanzu and container integration

Pure is a VMware Design Partner for the Cloud Native Storage and vSphere Virtual Volumes programs, providing persistent storage that enables true hybrid cloud mobility for containers running on VMware.

Cloud Native Storage and vSphere Virtual Volumes enable workloads in Kubernetes environments to utilise Pure FlashArray as CSI-compliant persistent storage, bringing world-class all-flash performance and data services to containerised applications in addition to VMware vSphere environments.

NVMe-oF with vSphere 7

Pure is VMware’s Design Partner for modern data fabric support on vSphere. With vSphere 7, VMware and Pure have worked to provide native end-to-end support for NVMe over Fabrics (NVME-oF) using Pure’s DirectFlash Fabric.

This capability allows the raw performance of the Pure FlashArray and maximises performance density in the data centre, according to the company. Mutual customers have access to a modern data experience that maximises the performance and consolidation of critical applications, VMs, and containers, Pure states.

Pure Storage vice president Technology Alliance Partners Vaughn Stewart says, “More than ever, enterprises need to maximise their technology investments to bring simplicity to their cloud operations and infrastructure.

“By providing automated data services to applications in virtual machines and containers, Pure helps customers gain a modern data experience with their VMware hybrid clouds.”

VMware vice president marketing Cloud Platform Business Unit, Lee Caswell, says, "Pure is an important design partner for VMware.

"Our mutual customers benefit from how we simplify the deployment of all-flash storage in VMware Cloud Foundation, while Pure’s role in VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) simplifies the management of modern software-defined data centres.

"We look forward to delivering NVMoF solutions to market that will reset the bar on performance for modern applications."