Pure Storage on Equinix
March 8, 2021
Storage on Equinix Metal is a Bare Metal as a Service storage offering that
delivers a unified, connected platform for any stage of an organisation's cloud
Jack Hogan, VP of Technology Strategy, Pure Storage said, “Enterprises want full control over their environment, but they don’t want to operate their own data centers or be forced to fit into traditional cloud models – they want a cloud model that fits their business. By partnering with Equinix, we are eliminating management complexity and delivering the flexibility and controls that put organisations in charge of what their technology platforms can do for them.”
Equinix Metal is an automated,
interconnected and secure bare metal service that applies a developer and
API-first mindset to foundational infrastructure and provides a fully automated
way for digital businesses to access the value of Platform Equinix® via its
leading collection of DevOps and open-source integrations. The new managed
appliance as a service capability on Equinix Metal, which Equinix introduced
today as part of a series of Equinix Metal product enhancements, is designed to
support a range of solutions including Pure Storage, the first storage as a
service offering announced on Equinix Metal.
Solutions enabled include:
High-performance, near-edge cloud storage: By combining the FlashBlade® unified fast file and object platform with Equinix Metal, diverse unstructured data workloads can be consolidated onto a highly scalable platform with multi-dimensional performance.
Hybrid and edge cloud native container storage: With Portworx® by Pure Storage, customers can amplify their hybrid- and multi-cloud strategy by deploying a full Kubernetes environment capable of running mission-critical applications on a Bare Metal, interconnected platform that is much faster than the public cloud. Portworx, the leading Kubernetes Storage Platform according to GigaOm Research, enables customers to deploy, secure, run, and protect their mission-critical data services as they would in traditional data centers, but with the full automation and flexibility provided by Kubernetes.
“The world of data is growing exponentially and should persist and exist wherever customers need to access it, especially at the edge. We’re now beginning to see a new paradigm in which developers have the ability to build and deploy infrastructure at software speeds, and stand up environments anywhere in the world, with the compute and storage resources they need right at their fingertips.” – Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group