Flash storage vendor Pure Storage transforms its cloud with new services that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Pure Storage Cloud Data Services run Pure Storage software on AWS. This includes many interesting updates. Cloud Block Store for AWS, which takes Pure’s on-premises storage software and deploys it on AWS. It’s currently available in limited public beta with general availability planned for mid-2019.
CloudSnap in AWS will actually allow Amazon Simple Storage Service to send FlashArray snapshots for cloud-based data protection. This is usually less expensive than storing and maintaining on-premises snapshots. StorReduce, which is cloud-native deduplication technology, will now enable cloud backup to AWS S3 storage and on-premises flash. This service is a limited public beta that has a general availability, planned for the first half of next year, 2019.
Chadd Kenney, VP of product and solutions at Pure Storage says that they are really trying to unite the clouds of on premises with the public clouds. This idea of using data to bridge on-premises storage with cloud storage isn’t new; It’s what NetApp has been pitching for from a couple of years. This will work in the transition of a traditional storage vendor into a cloud data services company. On the other side, Dell EMC is working on its hybrid cloud storage software.
The company’s technology will help enable applications to move freely between on-premises, private cloud including the AWS public cloud. This is done through purpose-designed integrations between on-premises storage and AWS.