When it comes to business-critical data storage systems, people are vocal about what they like—and what they don’t. That’s why we turned to customers while developing the latest release of the Purity//FA storage operating environment. Their feedback helped ensure that our latest release—version 6—prioritizes their concerns and needs.
The topic of data agility came up repeatedly as an emerging requirement. It didn’t matter if we were talking to IT generalists, storage specialists, database and virtualization pros, enterprise architects, application owners, or CIOs. In every part of IT planning and operations, there’s pressure to do more with less, automate as much as possible, and transition to an increasingly remote workforce.
The idea of agile data seemed curious at first. In IT, the word agile is more commonly used to describe a software development process that emphasizes designing and delivering software as a collaborative and continuous process, rather than following a predefined plan from start to finish.
Our customers describe two kinds of data agility that Purity provides:
With its focus on Agile Data Services, Purity 6 empowers you to gain greater insight and control over your business. Purity 6 adds new capabilities that solve two major business problems:
In addition, Pure’s support for NVMe-oF through the powerful RoCE protocol shows our leadership in extending the advantages of NVMe beyond storage media to your entire network. In sum, these capabilities deliver the agility organizations need to extract maximum business value from their IT infrastructure.
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