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Pure Storage expands portfolio with FlashStack now delivered as-a-Service
Thu, 22nd Jul 2021
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Pure Storage has announced further expansion of its subscription services portfolio, with FlashStack now delivered as-a-Service.

With FlashStack delivered as-a-Service, customers can leverage Pure Storage and Cisco's AI-based software-defined infrastructure. For applications running on Kubernetes, Portworx Cloud Consumption aligns spend to actual hours of usage.
According to Pure Storage, demand for flexible, pay-as-you-go consumption has never been greater, as customers come to expect the same cloud consumption model and experience whether on-premises, at the edge, or in the cloud. Pure Storage's as-a-Service was launched in 2018 as the first service consumption model for storage, and it's seen significant growth and adoption across all industries and geographies.
“Pure Storage is committed to delivering the gold standard of as-a-Service solutions in the storage industry,” says Pure Storage VP and GM, digital experience business unit, Prakash Darji.

“By continuing to expand the breadth and depth of our subscription services portfolio, we're giving our customers the flexibility and transparency to scale with confidence, knowing Pure Storage will meet the SLAs needed to power their business.”
FlashStack as-a-Service from Pure Storage and Cisco is an AI-based, software-defined data infrastructure that integrates on-premises and multi-cloud landscapes. Pure Storage says the new service is discretely scalable and delivers a full-stack solution for critical apps that is always-on and future-proof.

Portworx Kubernetes storage lets customers operate and scale their modern enterprise apps on any cloud or data center. Because cloud-native applications running on Kubernetes are highly dynamic, estimating the exact number of servers needed to run applications on Kubernetes is a significant challenge, which leads to over provisioning and higher costs.
Portworx is attempting to solve this challenge by introducing flexibility to allow customers' consumption to match the ebbs and flows of their applications. Previously, customers would purchase one or more annual Portworx licences, which would run on any single server. With the new flexible pricing, customers purchase a number of hours rather than a licence tied to a single server. These hours can be consumed at any rate throughout the year depending on how many servers they need to run, similar to how public cloud reserved instance pricing works.

“As enterprises increasingly desire as-a-Service solutions and a cloud-like experience, Pure Storage has been an incredible partner in delivering robust and differentiated services to our joint clients,” says Insight chief architect, cloud and data center transformation, Juan Orlandini.

“We are excited to see Pure Storage's continued expansion of its subscription services portfolio, now with FlashStack as-a-Service and Portworx Cloud Consumption.”