You may or may not have heard about Pure Storage and Cisco partnering to provide solutions together to help our current and prospective customers using UCS, Pure Storage, and VMware. These predesigned and tested architectures provide a full solution for compute, network and storage. Read more here:
This results in CVD’s (Cisco Validated Designs)
There are more coming for SQL, Exchange, SAP and general Virtual Machines (I call it JBOVMs, Just a Bunch of VM’s).
Turn-key like solution for compute, network, and storage
Know how much and what to purchase when it comes to compute, network and storage as we have worked with Cisco to validate with actual real workloads. Many times mixed workloads because who runs just SQL or just Active Directory. It is proven and works. Up in running in a couple of days. If a couple of months was not good (legacy way), and then 2-4 weeks (newer way with legacy HW) wasn’t good enough, how about 1-2 days? For reals next generation datacenter. Also, scale compute, network and storage independently. Why buy extra hypervisor licenses when you just need 5 TB of space?
Ability to connect workload from/to the publics clouds (AWS, AZURE)
I don’t think as many people know this as they should, but Rob Barker “Barkz” is awesome. He worked hard to prove out the ability to use Pure FlashArray with Azure compute. Great read and more details here:
Announcing: Pure Storage All-Flash Cloud for Microsoft Azure
Official Pure information here:
Azure is ready now and AWS is in the works.
Ability to backup to the public clouds.
No secret here we are working hard to integrate with backup software vendors. Some have been slow and others have been willing to work with our API to make seamless backup and snapshot management integration with Pure and amazing thing.
Just one example of how Commvault is enabling backup to Azure:
IntelliSnap and Pure Storage
Check how easy it is to setup the Commvault and Pure Storage.
Ease of storage allocation without the need of a storage specialist
If I have ever talked to you about Pure Storage and I didn’t say how simple it is to use or mention my own customers that are not “Storage Peeps” that manage it quite easily then I failed. Take away my Orange sunglasses.
If you are looking at FlashStack or just now finding out how easy it is now. Remember no Storage Ph.D. required. We even have nearly everything you need to be built into our free vSphere Plugin. Info from my here Cody Hosterman here.
The Pure Storage Plugin for the vSphere Web Client
Here is a demo if you want to see how it works. This is a little older but I know he is working on some new stuff.
Even better if you would like to automate end to end and tie the Pure Storage provisioning with UCS Director that is possible too! See here: