Skip to Content

What Is Cloud Native

What Is Cloud Native, Cloud Native Storage Benefits and Cloud Native Applications Overview

What Is Cloud-native?

Flexible, scalable, and distributed, cloud-native apps are built for the cloud. This approach to application development and deployment leverages technologies and paradigms that are native to cloud computing, including microservices architectures, containers, and APIs.

What Is a Cloud-native App?

Cloud-native apps are loosely coupled to the underlying infrastructure needed to support them. These days that means deploying microservices via containers that can be dynamically provisioned resources based on user demand. Each microservice can communicate independently via APIs managed through a service layer. While microservices aren’t required for an app to be considered cloud-native, the perks of modularity, portability, and granular control over resources make them a natural fit for running applications in the cloud.

Test Drive FlashArray

Work in a self-service environment to experience the management of a Pure FlashArray. Explore advanced features, including snapshots, replication, ActiveCluster™, and even VMware integration.

Try Now

The Benefits of Cloud-native Development

Common benefits of going cloud-native include:

  • On-demand provisioning of compute and storage resources
  • Reusable modular software components, services, and APIs
  • DevOps-friendly—microservices architectures are also great for setting up continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Cross-platform portability across public and private clouds or across on-premises and hybrid clouds
  • Highly agile, scalable, and extensible software architecture that can grow with your business

How Pure Storage Can Power Your Cloud-native Apps

As a pioneer in all-flash storage arrays, Pure Storage® delivers a Modern Data Experience™ that can match the agility and scalability of cloud-native apps. Here’s how Pure can help you conquer the cloud divide with cloud-native apps:

  • All the advantages of 100% NVMe storage including massive parallelism and low-latency performance
  • Effortless data and app mobility across public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds, and on-premises infrastructure
  • A container-defined storage solution for your Kubernetes data services with Portworx®
Unlock the Value of Kubernetes Data with Portworx
Portworx provides a fully integrated container data management platform to accelerate time to revenue, deliver data resiliency, and empower agility at enterprise scale.
Solution Brief
3 pages

Resources and Events

JUNE 3-5, 2024
Join Pure Storage at VeeamON 2024

At VeeamON 2024, we’ll show you why Pure Storage is the essential storage platform for Veeam data security and recovery. Visit us at Booth #P5.

Book a Meeting
JUNE 11-14, 2024
Join Pure Storage at Splunk .conf24

At Splunk .conf24, we’ll show you why Pure Storage is the superior storage platform for Splunk data management. Visit us at Booth #402.

Book a Meeting
Green Your Data Centre with Pure Storage
11 min.

Learn more about how sustainability is built into our philosophy and our products.

Watch the Video
Buyer's Guide
A Buyer's Guide to Modern Virtualisation
14 pages

Navigate VMware changes with a modern, scalable virtualisation strategy.

Get the Guide
Meet with an Expert

Let’s talk. Book a 1:1 meeting with one of our experts to discuss your specific needs.

Questions, Comments?

Have a question or comment about Pure products or certifications?  We’re here to help.

Schedule a Demo

Schedule a live demo and see for yourself how Pure can help transform your data into powerful outcomes. 

Call Sales: 800-976-6494


Pure Storage, Inc.

2555 Augustine Dr.

Santa Clara, CA 95054

800-379-7873 (general info)

Your Browser Is No Longer Supported!

Older browsers often represent security risks. In order to deliver the best possible experience when using our site, please update to any of these latest browsers.