Pure Storage expands storage-as-a-service

2 min read

Pure Storage is expanding its Evergreen Storage Service (ES2) to provide customers with a unified subscription model.

The move will allow organisations to leverage Pure’s storage-as-a-service model on-premises, hosted and in the cloud, without the need to manage multiple subscriptions or purchase separate or overlapping capacity.

Pure has also announced ES2 for backup data, which has been architected to modernise data protection environments with a flash-to-flash-to cloud architecture. The ES2 now provides what Pure says is best-in-class storage as-a-service for block, file, object, and backup data.

In order to be competitive, organisations have to be able to quickly and easily leverage all of the infrastructure tools at their disposal to differentiate in a data-driven market. For many, this means aligning application workloads with the most effective cloud infrastructures and the ability to create value from data regardless of where that data is stored.

Further enabling mobility between on-premises, co-located or hosted, and public cloud environments, a unified ES2 subscription will allow customers to move all or any portion of their pay-per-use block storage capacity between environments without any adjustments to their contract.

“The move to the cloud requires a level of flexibility that traditional vendors aren’t ready to provide, and Pure's approach is one that doesn’t lock IT investment in capital expenditures that only serve on-premises architectures,” explained Robson Grieve, Chief Marketing Officer, Pure Storage. “Now, Pure customers can stop purchasing CAPEX immediately with an on-premises ES2 subscription and gain the flexibility of true OPEX, pay-per-use consumption. Then, over time organisations can move portions of that subscription to the cloud safely and easily, without any additional cost from Pure.”

Pure’s unified hybrid cloud storage as-a-service is designed to make moving to the cloud easier, faster, and less risky. This is deliver through an integrated set of tools and APIs under a common subscription model that help customers deploy storage with more flexibility, less complexity and less cost.

According to Pure, customers can begin their hybrid journey anywhere on the spectrum and move their data in any direction without additional resources. Additionally, it gives users the power to deploy cloud infrastructure to reduce cost and increase agility, as well as test new configurations before full deployment by moving data without the hassle of new contracts or subscriptions.

ES2 subscribers will soon be able to leverage this unified approach with Pure Cloud Block Store, industrial-strength block storage that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Pure added.

Designed to enable mission-critical applications to run seamlessly in the cloud, Cloud Block Store is currently in limited beta and will be generally available in the second half of 2019. To-date, beta customers have leveraged Cloud Block Store across a range of industries – from retail and finance to clinical medicine – to handle a variety of workloads.