Pure Storage’s Portworx Brings Research, Hybrid Experience And Protection To Kubernetes Data

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Pure Storage's Portworx brings research_ hybrid experience and protection to Kubernetes data

The optimization of resources aimed at Kubernetes meets the growing demand of companies for more comfort and simplicity to support teams in the new reality of remote work, currently one of the most challenging points for employees. businesses worldwide.

The annual survey of Portworx, acquired by Pure Storage in 2020, evaluated the mass adoption and evolutionary Kubernetes among business users, and points out that, despite budget cuts, companies are turning to Kubernetes to accelerate results.

The results show that 68% of IT professionals increased their use driven by the circumstances of the pandemic, mainly with the objective of accelerating the implementation of new applications and using more automation – both essential to meet the needs of the remote model.

In addition, despite work pressures, 52% say they are more satisfied with their work today than before, and those more familiar with Kubernetes tend to earn higher wages.

During Pure // Accelerate 2021, Pure announced the news on the integration with Portworx. The Portworx Enterprise 2.8 platform brings new integrations across Pure’s portfolio of products and services and with VMware Tanzu, so companies can use the platform to extract more value from using Kubernetes in a simplified way.

On this platform is PX Backup 2.0, protection platform for data and modern applications, which comes with features optimized to increase security through function-based access control (RBAC). In this way, data security intelligence is enhanced through a new activity schedule panel for managing the backup process, which protects Kubernetes applications running on more ecosystem platforms.

This optimization of resources aimed at Kubernetes meets the growing demand of companies for more comfort and simplicity to support teams in the new reality of remote work, currently one of the most challenging points for businesses worldwide.

The annual survey of Portworx, which evaluates the mass adoption and evolutionary Kubernetes among business users, points out that, despite budget cuts, companies are turning to Kubernetes to accelerate results.

The results show that 68% of IT professionals increased their use driven by the circumstances of the pandemic, mainly with the objective of accelerating the implementation of new applications and using more automation – both essential to meet the needs of the remote model. In addition, despite work pressures, 52% say they are more satisfied with their work today than before, and those more familiar with Kubernetes tend to earn higher wages.

Check out below how Pure Storage’s Portworx news can help companies on this innovative Kubernetes journey.

Portworx 2.8 – Consistent experience across any infrastructure and on any cloud
With new features like dynamic storage provisioning in FlashArray and FlashBlade, and unified visibility and support via Pure1, Portworx allows containerized workloads to run seamlessly in the cloud, server infrastructure, Pure Storage arrays and even third-party storage solutions.

The new version of Portworx 2.8 includes:

Resilience and more simplicity for running Kubernetes apps at enterprise-scale levels: 

With a Kubernetes native software approach, Portworx combines native cloud storage management and data protection services with Pure Storage’s FlashArray and FlashBlade for a seamless implementation.

This approach enables true storage as code, without the need for a direct interface with supporting storage arrays. Native container volumes receive the full set of Portworx container storage management features, including backup, disaster recovery, security, automatic escalation and migration – features that are not tied to the hardware and accompany the containerized application as it moves between on-premises and cloud deployments.

Predictive Pure1 support for Kubernetes apps running on Portworx :

With the latest version of the platform, the Kubernetes cluster and the volume usage metrics collected by Portworx will be sent to Pure1, providing a unified stack of visibility and support experience for the applications Kubernetes on the Pure1 portal, allowing the customer to view end-to-end implementations and solve problems with Kubernetes apps.

Pure1 also collects the data necessary to understand the implementation patterns, allowing customers to benefit from these predictive support resources powered by the META AI mechanism, which aims to detect anomalies and suggest resolution actions before problems become disruptions.

Also Read: Portworx by Pure Storage Announces Support for Google Cloud’s Anthos on bare metal

Optimizing native container storage experience for VMWare Tanzu and any CSI-compliant storage system: 

The release extends Portworx support to major Kubernetes platforms with the addition of VMWare Tanzu (TKG) support via the native Tanzu driver in CSI. This means that customers can benefit from managing granular container data, such as backup and recovery, encryption and migration, regardless of the backup storage in their VMware environment, including vSAN, VVols and VMFS datastores or cloud storage providers .

With Enterprise 2.8 compliant with the latest CSI specification, Portworx provides a consistent, native Kubernetes experience for applications running on any CSI-compliant enterprise storage.

Unified experience for all Kubernetes applications running on Pure:

Customers with Pure FlashArray and FlashBlade can use Portworx Enterprise 2.8 to achieve the highest levels of performance, scale, automation, data protection and security for production applications running at Kubernetes. For customers who are starting their journey on Kubernetes without all these requirements, Pure will launch an option soon.

Pure’s first generation Kubernetes offering, Pure Service Orchestrator (PSO), will become part of Portworx Essentials to provide customers with a unified storage orchestration option for Kubernetes.

The novelty of Portworx Essentials is that it allows general use for customers using FlashArray and FlashBlade and is included and fully supported in the customer’s Evergreen or Pure-as-a-Service subscription with more functionality than the current PSO.

In addition, you can upgrade to Portworx Enterprise for added security with ease, data protection and scale, while continuing to benefit from integration with Pure. The PSO will remain with this support until the end of January 2022, when all customers are expected to transition to Portworx.

“The joint delivery of Pure and Portworx is redefining storage for modern cloud-native applications. By providing storage that can be orchestrated entirely through Kubernetes, Pure is delivering the best hybrid cloud experience and transformative results to customers” , explains Murli Thirumale , vice president and general manager of the Native Cloud Business Unit at Pure Storage.

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