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Deliver superior simplicity, increased efficiencies, and reduced risk for your modern and traditional workloads—everywhere.

A Better VMware Platform for Your Digital Business

Future-ready solutions from VMware and Pure are engineered to run any application on any cloud, simplifying operations while eliminating risk. Innovate at speed without ever having to worry about storage again.

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Simplify VMware Operations, Anywhere

Reduce time to provision, simplify lifecycle management, and expedite troubleshooting with a truly modern storage solution that’s fully integrated with with vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation, and VMware Tanzu.

Drive Down VMware Costs

Optimize resources with industry-leading data reduction and as-a-service flexibility. Reduce storage costs up to 75% when running VMware Cloud Foundation on Pure compared to other options, including HCI.

Reduce VMware Business Risk

Get true, non-disruptive upgrades and integrated data protection for VMware Site Recovery Manager. Meet your most stringent business-continuity and disaster-recovery needs. Escape the risk of being trapped on outdated technology.

Modernize Apps Anywhere without Hassle

Accelerate app modernization with Portworx® and Pure's Tanzu validated design architecture. Pure’s industry-leading vVols implementation and hybrid-cloud data services for containerized and VM-based workloads free your developers to create.

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. Pure has a VMware-validated, Design-certified Partner Architecture for VMware Cloud Foundation with FlashStack®.

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 (K8s) cluster-management platform that contains a suite of products designed to simplify deploying and managing containerized workloads across multicloud 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, Silver Star Brands

“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.”

Carl Wolcott
IT Manager, Kai USA

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