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IT departments are increasingly moving to a cloud-like model for service delivery, as the end users and customers they serve expect seamless services that perform flawlessly, are always on, and that are available in minutes. To accomplish this, automation and orchestration are a must.
Here at Pure, we see a significant uptick in interest around OpenStack as the automation and orchestration solution for public and private clouds across our customer base. In particular, our customers are telling us that an open source model for automation is critical—that they want a toolset that isn’t tied to any one vendor’s products, and is easily extensible and customizable for their particular business needs.
All-flash storage in general, and Pure Storage FlashArrays specifically, provide an excellent foundation for high-performance cloud services. Only all-flash storage can deliver the near-instantaneous services that customers and business end users have come to expect. And only Pure Storage’s unique recipe for all-flash storage offers a powerful, highly available foundation for cloud environments that operates without disruption, ensuring reliable, consistent performance for services—even through upgrades, expansions and (however unlikely) failure scenarios.
1) OpenStack Cinder Driver for Purity Operating Environment
2) Pure Storage Python Automation Toolkit
3) Comprehensive REST API
If you’re interested in OpenStack and open source automation and orchestration, be aware that Pure Storage isn’t just building a driver. We’ve been doing integrations with OpenStack since Folsom (2012) and have joined the OpenStack foundation as a Corporate Sponsor. Our team of OpenStack engineers is actively participating in and committing code (and fixes) to OpenStack core and Pure is committed to support OpenStack for the long term.