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Pure Storage enters three year strategic engagement with AWS

By Catherine Knowles
Fri 11 Feb 2022

Pure Storage has announced a strategic engagement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for solution development and enablement programs for Pure’s Portworx solutions to help enterprises move Kubernetes workloads into production.

Gartner predicts that by 2025, more than 85% of global organisations will be running containerised applications in production, up from less than 35% in 2019.

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a managed service to run and scale Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain a Kubernetes control plane or nodes.

As container adoption increases and more applications are being deployed in the enterprise, these organisations want more options to manage stateful and persistent data associated with these modern applications, Pure Storage states.

Portworx by Pure Storage can bring a fully integrated solution to customers for persistent storage, data protection, disaster recovery, data security, cross-region and hybrid data migrations, and automated capacity management for Kubernetes applications built by developers.

Portworx Enterprise is designed to get right to the heart of what developers and Kubernetes admins want: data to behave just like a cloud service. These users want to request storage based on their requirements (capacity, performance level, resiliency level, security level and access, protection level, and more), and let the data management layer figure out all the details.

Meanwhile, Portworx PX-Backup adds enterprise-grade point-and-click backup and recovery for all applications running on Kubernetes, even if they are stateless.

As part of its work with AWS, Portworx has also announced an Early Access Program for Portworx Backup as-a-Service (BaaS) on AWS.

Portworx BaaS introduces a modern data protection control plane to accelerate implementation of data and application recovery objectives for application owners wanting to safeguard Kubernetes applications.

Portworx BaaS is one of the many as-a-Service offerings the company will deliver to its customers in the future. This three year strategic engagement is the latest step in expanding the relationship between Pure Storage and AWS, and will deliver a comprehensive Kubernetes platform for mutual customers moving applications into production, the company states.

Pure Storage VP and general manager cloud native business unit Murli Thirumale says, “Portworx and Amazon EKS deliver a truly better together solution that tackles some of the biggest challenges organisations face when bringing Kubernetes applications to enterprise scale.

"We are excited by the results we’ve seen from our many joint customers who are using our solutions together today, and look forward to being able to accelerate Kubernetes applications for many more as a result of our expanded relationship with AWS, including our new Portworx Backup as-a-Service offering on AWS.”

AWS VP compute services Deepak Singh says, “As more and more organisations adopt containers and Kubernetes to build and modernise applications, solutions that accelerate their journey to the cloud create significant value. We are excited to work with Portworx to provide customers another option for backup and data management on Amazon EKS.”

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