Pure Storage Expands Its Portworx Portfolio For Kubernetes


Pure Storage announced a series of updates to its Portworx portfolio, which includes Portworx Data Services, the Kubernetes Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platform, the next generation of the iconic Portworx Enterprise, the complete multi-cloud ready Kubernetes data management platform for running mission-critical applications in production, and Portworx Backup-as-a-Service, which supports backup and restore of any Kubernetes services, including Amazon EKS, Red Hat OpenShift, Google Kubernetes Engine, VMware Tanzu, and Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service

“Our focus is to unify and simplify the world of platform and DevOps teams, tackling some of the biggest challenges when bringing Kubernetes applications in production to enterprise scale. With the announcements, we are providing our customers with a comprehensive Kubernetes suite of solutions that help them accelerate data services, run Kubernetes apps in production, and protect apps and data anywhere with a few clicks,” said Murli Thirumale, VP and General Manager, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage.

Portworx Data Services is a Kubernetes Database-as-a-Service platform which organisations can leverage to expedite deployment, Day 2 operations, and protection – for any data service – with a single click, without any lock-in or the need to hire specialists.

Now generally available, developers can take advantage of:

  • Support for Critical Databases: One-click deployment of the popular data services, including Cassandra, Kafka, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis and Zookeeper, are supported immediately on One Platform; with more services coming soon. Platform teams can use One API to operate all of these databases and Manage One Solution for enterprise-grade support
  • Consumption-Based Pricing: Organisations only pay for the data services they consume. Portworx Data Services can be purchased through a pay-as-you-go model or through pre-purchased hours

The next generation of Portworx Enterprise unlocks new use cases that will help customers to bring varied workloads to Kubernetes production environments, boost developer agility, maximise application performance, and reduce failover time to seconds. PX-Backup-as-a-Service takes all of the feature richness of PX-Backup and makes it available for customers to consume as a service, making Day 0 and Day 2 operations for Kubernetes data protection simple.

Now generally available, PX-Backup-as-a-Service includes auto-discovery of Amazon EKS clusters to enable customers to start protecting their cloud-native apps with a few simple clicks, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and multi-tenancy.

The next generation of Portworx Enterprise will be available globally during the second half of 2022.