Today, Pure Storage® is proud to be part of the inaugural launch of the AWS Outposts Service Ready Program by achieving the Outposts Ready designation. Pure Storage FlashBlade® is thoroughly tested, performance-validated and then approved by AWS to run alongside an Outpost in customers’ and partners’ data centers. Pure FlashBlade for AWS Outposts delivers a hybrid-cloud solution with all-flash performance, cloud scalability, and operational simplicity to accelerate modern applications and deliver a unified fast file and object storage (UFFO) platform that eliminates IT silos, even across the cloud and on-premises data centers.
This FlashBlade integration represents the first time Pure Storage and AWS are physically working “side by side” in the data center to marry the power of Pure’s performance and cloud-like simplicity with the scale and operational power of AWS’s cloud infrastructure. With the validated integration of FlashBlade with AWS Outposts, AWS users can now leverage a low-latency, high-performance UFFO platform with S3 API support in tandem with AWS services, APIs, and tools—all with simplified management in their own datacenters.
Pure Storage FlashBlade—a UFFO solution—connects to AWS Outposts to offer scalable performant storage with S3 API support plus the performance needed for AI/ML, analytics, rapid restore, and ransomware mitigation. Together, AWS Outposts and FlashBlade support organizations looking to expand their hybrid-cloud functionality with enterprise-class storage that meets modern data and application needs.
Pure Storage and AWS are both known for their customer obsession. When developing this AWS Service Ready solution, Pure listened to our customers’ needs, and what they hoped to achieve with AWS Outposts. We identified common themes and designed the solution to deliver:
Feedback from potential customers drove our design thinking, including:
To validate our design, Pure Storage brought an Outpost rack into our Solutions Engineering Lab to ensure we could deliver the simplicity and performance you need. We wanted to do way more than just “plug testing” to be 100% sure that you could drop the joint solution right into your data center and have it perform as expected.
The design is very straightforward:
Here’s what we validated:
You can learn more about the joint solution, best practices, and the testing we did in our FlashBlade for AWS Outposts Reference Architecture.
As you’re thinking about procuring a FlashBlade and AWS Outposts solution, the great news is you can use “as-a-service models” for both. Through Pure as-a-Service™, you can get FlashBlade to support your AWS Outposts racks through a single subscription that includes installation, Purity and Pure1® management, premium service, and capacity monitoring.
Pure as-a-Service is a utility, where just like the AWS cloud, you’re billed based on actual consumption (subject to a minimum commitment). Gone are the days where you had to predict the future to buy or lease storage years in advance. The two solutions couldn’t be more perfectly paired to deliver a Modern Data Experience™.
Today’s announcement on Pure’s achievement of the Outposts Service Ready designation is just the continuation of the work we’re doing with AWS and other partners with AWS Outposts. By acquiring our own Outpost rack, we’ve made a long-term commitment to support and continue to develop new solutions for this unique environment, including working with mutual partners that have technologies in backup and DR, analytics, EDA, and AI/ML. Our Solutions Lab is available if you need to validate workloads on this combined solution.
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