Pure and BlackDuck

Pure Storage Provides Cost-Effective Scalability for Black Duck Software

Software company standardizes on FlashArray and FlashBlade for their performance, non-disruptive scalability, effortless storage management, and cost-effectiveness.

Summary

Black Duck Software helps more than 2,000 companies worldwide secure and manage open source software. To do so, Black Duck relies on the data in its KnowledgeBase™, the world’s most comprehensive database of open source license and vulnerability information. Black Duck accesses and updates the KnowledgeBase 24/7, making the storage platform for all that data a vital element of the company’s IT infrastructure. Black Duck has standardized on FlashArray™ and FlashBlade™ products from Pure Storage® for their performance, non-disruptive scalability, effortless storage management, and cost-effectiveness.

Industry

  • Software

GEO

  • North America

Use Cases

  • Database – Postgres®
  • VSI – VMware® vSphere®

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Challenges

Black Duck recognized that its legacy storage infrastructure needed updating.

  • Ever-increasing data volumes required more storage, but adding capacity proved to be difficult, complicating long-range IT planning.
  • Insufficient IOPS on spinning-disk storage system limited utilization of data resources.

Results

Business Transformation

By deploying FlashBlade and FlashArray systems, Black Duck can introduce new services for customers more quickly, cut capital and operating costs, and reduce the burden of storage management.

IT Transformation

  • Faster data imports to the KnowledgeBase provide DevOps customers with up-to-date information on millions of open source projects.
  • Data-reduction rates as high as 19:1 reduce the footprint and cost of storage.

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