OMAHA, Neb., (May 6, 2022) – DCIG is pleased to recognize Pure as-a-Service™ from Pure Storage as a DCIG TOP 5 solution in the forthcoming 2022-23 DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise Storage as a Service Solutions report. That report is based on DCIG’s independent research into the burgeoning storage as a service marketplace.
Enterprises Look to as-a-Service for Business Benefits
Storage as a service (STaaS) solutions offer multiple business benefits. They primarily enhance enterprise agility to address their changing business requirements. Traditional enterprise storage purchases often estimate storage requirements several years into the future and then select and purchase storage based on those estimates. In contrast, using STaaS, enterprises only need to pay for the storage they currently need. The STaaS provider will then deliver and bill for additional capacity as needed.
STaaS also reduces business risk through vendor-provided expert monitoring, management, and maintenance of the storage infrastructure. Finding and retaining staff with storage management expertise remains a challenge. It also adds risk to businesses that manage their own storage infrastructures. STaaS eliminates that concern.
STaaS also positions businesses to adopt a cloud operating model. It helps eliminate the unexpectedly high bills enterprises often receive when adopting cloud services. STaaS solutions protect their budgets from these surprises through simple, predictable pricing.
Pure Storage Technology Delivers Multiple Business Benefits
The Pure Storage product portfolio delivers the following business benefits:
- Increases operational agility
- Can improve existing application performance even as data sets grow
- Accelerates application development
- Enables IT departments to say “Yes” to new workloads and quickly get those new workloads into production
- Increases the performance density of data centers
- Drives down data center operating costs
Beyond Pure Storage’s core technology, it remains focused on transforming the enterprise storage ownership experience. This focus has taken Pure Storage well beyond NVMe-enabled storage performance in at least the following two ways:
- Pure offers proactive support based on storage analytics. This reduces management overhead and increases system availability and performance.
- Pure’s Evergreen Storage “subscription to innovation” allows customers to non-disruptively adopt the latest technological advancements resulting in performance and scale improvements.
Pure as-a-Service Delivers Additional Business Benefits
- Simplifies acquisition. Pure as-a-Service further simplifies the ownership experience. Pure delivers its storage portfolio as-a-service, based simply on capacity used, with a minimum contract term of twelve months.
- Unifies management. Pure as-a-Service unifies on-premises and public cloud storage resources in a single hybrid cloud data storage subscription.
- Deploys rapidly. Enterprises may deploy Pure as-a-Service on-premises, within a colocation facility, or in the public cloud via the AWS and/or Azure MarketPlaces. Because of these “in the public cloud” deployment options, enterprises may deploy it immediately, and potentially completely deploy within ten (10) business days.
Pure as-a-Service Offerings
Pure Storage makes the following storage offerings available through Pure as-a-Service:
- Block Storage (FlashArray)
- Unified Fast File and Object Storage (FlashBlade)
- FlashStack as-a-Service (All-flash converged infrastructure from Pure and Cisco)
- Portworx Data Services (Database as-a-service platform for Kubernetes)
- Pure Cloud Block Store (public cloud via AWS, Azure)
How Pure as-a-Service is Billed
Pure as-a-Service offers a flexible storage-as-a-service (STaaS) subscription with a transparent pricing model. Pure bills Pure as-a-Service based on the daily average Effective Use Capacity (EUC). EUC measures data written by a host to storage volume(s) plus any additional capacity required to retain snapshots.
Pure uses Pure1, its AI-powered data storage management platform, to perform these storage measurements. Pure1 also gives visibility and insight into storage resources both on-premises and in the cloud.
Finally, Pure provides an online Pure as-a-Service pricing tool at https://www.purestorage.com/products/staas/pure-as-a-service/calculator.html
Pure as-a-Service Performance Guarantees
Pure as-a-Service guarantees to meet service level agreements (SLAs) across time by providing the components, such as storage arrays and additional storage modules, required to meet them. Pure continuously monitors workload performance and capacity requirements. Pure expands, replaces, or removes storage system components as required to meet the workload SLAs.
DCIG Summary Conclusion on Pure Storage and Pure as-a-Service
Pure demonstrate it listens to its enterprise customers and delivers storage offerings that readily adapt to meet their changing needs in multiple ways. Its ongoing product innovations, proactive support, flexible acquisition and deployment options, and industry partnerships reflect this commitment. Pure as-a-Service exemplifies Pure’s approach and further enhances Pure’s value to the enterprise.
ABOUT PURE STORAGE
Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organizations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com.
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