Pure Storage Introduces Platform to Support Container Environments

Pure Storage, an all-flash storage platform, is releasing Pure Service Orchestrator, delivering container storage-as-a-service.

Pure Service Orchestrator equips customers with effortless, self-managed storage that drives data centric architecture with public cloud-like agility on-premises, backed by all-flash speed and enterprise reliability, according to the vendor.

With Pure Service Orchestrator, enterprises can now support dynamic containerized environments by consuming storage-as-a-service for containerized, persistent applications on Shared Accelerated Storage infrastructure. This enables customers to drive innovation and faster time-to-market.

Pure Service Orchestrator offers integration with Docker, Kubernetes and more to provide persistent storage support for containerized environments through the Docker volume plug-in, and Kubernetes FlexDriver.

Additionally, Pure Service Orchestrator employs an automated, intelligent and scalable storage provisioning approach to deliver the cloud-like experience developers expect. It scales elastically across multiple storage systems and supports highly fluid containerized environments that can quickly expand to thousands of containers.

Pure Service Orchestrator functions as the control plane virtualization layer that enables containerized environments to move away from consuming storage-as-a-device to consuming storage-as-a-service.

Benefits include:

  • Smart Provisioning. Delivers storage to containers on-demand based on policy and makes optimal provisioning decisions by assessing the performance, capacity and health of storage systems. In contrast to other solutions that require complex configuration parameters, delivering storage to containers with Pure Service Orchestrator is painless -- customers can simply specify the desired capacity size.
  • Elastic Scale. Scales across multiple systems with a mix of file and block in a single service. Customers can now support up to tens of thousands of applications spanning their entire fleet of FlashArray and FlashBlade arrays. The addition of new storage arrays to existing shared storage infrastructure is simple. With ease of expansion via a single command, customers can start small and scale storage seamlessly and quickly as the needs of their containerized environments grow.
  • Transparent Recovery. Self-heals to support robust services. Automatic re-provisioning seamlessly helps protect customers against issues like node failure and array performance limits.

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