Pure Storage is rounding out its Evergreen Storage Service with movable block capacity and a backup offering. It is developing a block storage offering on AWS and has released a VM Analytics storage performance tool to investigate latency issues on its own- and third-party storage arrays.
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Evergreen Storage Service (ES2) is now a unified subscription model across hybrid environments: on-premises, hosted and in the public cloud. It allows customers to move all or any portion of their pay-per-use block storage capacity between environments without any adjustments to their contract. The subscription is for the block capacity in general, not for the block capacity in a certain location or array. It comes with an integrated set of tools and APIs.
Customers could use it to test new configurations before full deployment by moving data without needing new contracts or subscriptions.
Pure’s ES2 for backup data is a flash-to-flash-to cloud architecture that harnesses the company’s FlashBlade and ObjectEngine arrays. With this addition, ES2 provides storage as-a-service for block, file, object, and backup data.
Pure is developing a Cloud Block Store (CBS), block storage that runs on Amazon Web Services It is described as industrial-strength and is intended for mission-critical applications in the cloud. Pure does not define “industrial strength” but presumably it will position Amazon’s rival EBS as less robust.
CBS could be used to provide a public cloud disaster recovery service with data asynchronously replicated to it from Pure on-premises systems.
It is in limited beta test and will be generally available in the second half of 2019. CBS will be available under ES2 through the unified subscription model.
Pure1VM Analytics is a cloud-based, full stack, performance analytics tool to help IT storage admins identify the root cause of performance issues. It works with Pure and competing array products through a single pane of glass to more quickly identify and address performance bottlenecks.
Customers with storage latency issues can use VM Analytics to gain visibility across VMs, hosts, volumes, data stores and storage, identify bottlenecks with a graphical map of the entire infrastructure, and filter problematic VMs or arrays. VM Analytics supports hybrid cloud infrastructure, which allows customers to use storage and VMs in a private or public cloud.
Pure1 VM Analytics is available for free trial and no Pure hardware is required.