Pure Storage Expands OpenStack Efforts and Community Support with New Solutions and Certifications

Pure completes OpenStack reference architecture and Mirantis Unlocked certification, announces addition of engineer to Cinder core team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — April 25, 2016 — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, today announced expanding support for the OpenStack Foundation with a completed OpenStack reference architecture and Mirantis Unlocked certification. 

Delivering on its pledge to actively participate in the development of the OpenStack codebase, Pure will expand its OpenStack Foundation membership and ongoing code contribution. As each new release of OpenStack is developed, Pure Storage adds new features and functionalities. For the latest release, Mitaka, Pure Storage supports the new block storage replication feature in Cinder, updated SSL support and an auto-eradication option.

“Pure’s expanded capabilities around OpenStack demonstrate the sophistication and continued evolution of our solutions,” said Matt Kixmoeller, VP Product, Pure Storage. “The growth of our partner ecosystem and increased technical depth have allowed Pure to partner with the OpenStack community to deliver high-value solutions to our customers by making the benefits of cloud attainable.”

Mirantis Unlocked certification validates Pure Storage plugins to be integrated directly into the Fuel deployment tool, giving users the ability to seamlessly configure Pure as a backend block storage provider during deployment, with no additional deployment after the fact. Pure Storage arrays can now be up and ready to provide block storage as soon as OpenStack is deployed.

“The new Pure Storage plugin is ideal for customers with high-performance applications. It simplifies deployment of Pure Storage arrays in Mirantis OpenStack, unlocking high storage bandwidth and guaranteed IOPS with OpenStack,” said Mirantis CMO and co-founder, Boris Renski.

With OpenStack, Pure Storage helps reduce the complexity of building a private cloud on open source, allowing customers to benefit from faster deployment of cloud services and increased efficiency. OpenStack architecture also lowers cost of cloud deployments and cost of delivering differentiated cloud services.

“Pure Storage as the central storage solution for our i2 OpenStack project allows development teams to spec, size and allocate storage as they see fit under the controls of our pipeline tooling,” said Richard Haigh, Global Head of Reliability and Operations at Paddy Power Betfair. “Put simply, the choice was about performance – Pure is easy to manage, has great in-line de-duplication and compression and offers a dense rack footprint.”

In anticipation of OpenStack Summit this week, Pure Storage has also published two new whitepapers on OpenStack architecture, available on the Pure1 Community.

·       “Pure Storage with OpenStack Glance Image Cache”

·       “Pure Storage with OpenStack Fibre Channel Zone Manager”

Additionally, Pure Storage technologist Patrick East has been elected to the Cinder core team. For more information on Pure and OpenStack, please visit our website.

 

About The OpenStack Foundation

The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. As the independent home for OpenStack, the Foundation is made of thousands of individual members from all over the world and hundreds of different organizations, secured more than USD 10 million in funding and is ready to fulfill the OpenStack mission of becoming the ubiquitous cloud computing platform. For more information, visit: http://www.openstack.org/

 

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) accelerates possible, transforming businesses in ways previously unimagined. The company’s disruptive, software-driven storage technology combined with a customer-friendly business model drives business and IT transformation for customers through dramatic increases in performance and efficiency at lower costs. Pure Storage FlashArray//m is simpler, faster and more elegant than any other technology in the datacenter. FlashArray //m is ideal for the move toward big data and for performance-intensive workloads such as cloud computing, database systems, desktop virtualization, real-time analytics and server virtualization. With Pure's industry leading certified NPS score of 79, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include large and mid-size organizations across a range of industries: cloud-based software and service providers, consumer web, education, energy, financial services, governments, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications. With Pure Storage, companies push the boundaries of what's possible to become faster, smarter and more innovative.

 

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