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Empower your IT teams to innovate by reducing management complexity. Use Pure’s data platform to optimize VMware data center resources and lower costs. With Pure, you never have to worry about storage again.

Simplify Management

Focus on innovation instead of infrastructure. Reduce time to provision, ease lifecycle management, and expedite troubleshooting with deep integration across your VMware environment.

Optimize Data Center Resources

Increase efficiency and reduce costs. Eliminate silos with a disaggregated architecture and dramatically reduce costs for compute, space, and power.

Enhance Data Protection

Minimize downtime and streamline disaster recovery with minimal to zero data loss. Increase your backup and restore speeds leveraging an all-flash architecture.

Accelerate App Modernization

Run Kubernetes and VM-based workloads on a single data platform. Mobilize data and applications across private and public clouds with VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols).

What is VMware?

VMware is a software company that leverages virtualization to help businesses with app modernization, cloud computing, networking, multi-cloud environments, and security. Virtualization involves creating a software representation of something, like a server, so that it can be accessed and used independently from the constraints of its physical hardware.

People also ask:

1. What is VMware Cloud Foundation?

VMware Cloud Foundation is the main virtualization platform for managing virtual machines (VMs) and containers. It unifies vMware products (e.g., vSphere, vSAN, NSX) under a natively-integrated, software-defined infrastructure for storage, compute, networking, security and cloud management.

2. What is VMware vSphere?

VMware vSphere is a server virtualization platform that includes a suite of products designed to help you virtualize your IT infrastructure. Core product offerings include:

  • ESXi: A Type-1 hypervisor for decoupling virtual machines from hardware
  • vCenter Server: An app for managing virtual machines in a vSphere environment
  • Virtual Machine File System (VMFS): A file system for accessing the physical storage resources needed for your virtual machines (VMs)
  • Virtual Volumes (vVols): Representations of storage arrays that provide granular control over the provisioning of storage resources

3. What is VMware Tanzu?

Tanzu is a Kubernetes (K8’s) cluster management platform that contains a suite of products designed to make it easier to deploy and manage containerized workloads across multi-cloud environments. Core products in the Tanzu portfolio include:

  • Tanzu Mission Control: A centralized dash for viewing all your K8s clusters across your on-premises, hybrid, public, and private clouds.
  • Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG): A provisionable K8s footprint that can be managed via Tanzu Mission Control. TKG makes it possible to automate provisioning and lifecycle management of K8s clusters both on-premises with vSphere and in the public cloud.

4. How do VMware datastores work?

Datastores are virtual storage containers that leverage virtualization to run agnostic of your storage device. Whether your data is stored in a storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS) device, vSphere datastores abstract away the details of the underlying storage hardware allowing you to consolidate them into a single data resource.

5. What are vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)?

A vVol datastore is a representation of an array. A single array can have more than one vVol if it can support it. By encapsulating virtual machine files, virtual disks, and their derivatives, vVols act as endpoints that give you granular access to storage resources with policy-based management. In this way, it’s possible to manage and provision VMs and virtual disks as individual objects.

6. What are the benefits of using vVols with Pure Storage arrays?

vVols can bring the following benefits to your Pure Storage array deployments:

  • Automatic provisioning
  • Policy-based management
  • Virtual disk granularity
  • Array-level VM visibility

When combined with the scalability, reliability, and performance of Pure Storage all-flash storage solutions, vVols can help you bring a Modern Data Experience™ to your data center.

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We work with the best across all industries.

“Moving to Pure aligns us with VMware’s future direction, and it’s so simple and easy to configure. For us, there’s no going back.”

Bill Van Aacken
Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer

“Pure Storage’s implementation of vVols is almost too good to be true. I can’t stress how much simpler and more efficient our storage management has become. Now we can run our batch jobs and backups concurrently because the snapshot happens so fast.”

Carl Wolcott
IT Manager
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