Portworx Extends PX-Backup to Enable Data Protection Across Any Kubernetes CSI-Based Environment

New pay-as-you go pricing enables any enterprise to start small and scale their consumption as their usage demands

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 17, 2020 — Portworx by Pure Storage, the industry’s most complete Kubernetes Data Services Platform, today announced updates to its award-winning product for full-service data protection, PX-Backup. The latest release, PX-Backup 1.2, now works with any storage array or software-defined storage (SDS) solution that supports the Kubernetes CSI spec, including Pure Storage FlashArray and FlashBlade. This gives customers flexibility and choice across any environment, even if they’re not using PX-Store, Portworx’s own container-granular storage engine. Additionally, PX-Backup 1.2 integrates a new usage-based billing model priced at 20 cents/node/hour, making it the ideal choice for growing businesses who want the flexibility of a pay-as-you-go model. To validate this, Portworx was named a leader in the GigaOm Radar Report for Kubernetes Data Protection for providing “a highly scalable and flexible solution for Kubernetes data storage and management that works seamlessly across different on-premises and cloud environments”. 

According to 451 Research, 53% of companies have application recovery point objectives (RPO) of less than 24 hours even for non-critical apps and data – demonstrating the criticality of backups for all enterprise applications. To solve this, Portworx released PX-Backup, a point-and-click backup and recovery solution for Kubernetes applications. PX-Backup provides IT organisations with an end-to-end backup solution for containerized applications capable of managing container data lifecycles, cataloging relevant metadata, improving visibility of data access, and enabling restoration of full Kubernetes applications. PX-Backup delivers true multi-cloud availability across both stateless and stateful Kubernetes clusters, supporting major block storage systems like Amazon EBS, Google Persistent Disk, Azure Managed Disks, VMWare Storage, Pure FlashArray and any other CSI-compatible storage system. 

“One year ago today, we introduced PX-Backup as a way for enterprises to capture Kubernetes application data, configuration and objects as a single unit, making them easily recoverable and redeployable,” said Murli Thirumale, General Manager, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage. “Today’s release introduces PX-Backup to an even larger audience, including enterprises not using PX-Store, and delivers the best in data protection, data management and data recovery, that our customers have come to expect.”

Today’s news follows a year of tremendous growth for Portworx, heightened by its acquisition by Pure Storage in September. Additional 2020 momentum metrics include:

  • Named a leader within GigaOm’s Radar Reports for Data Storage for Kubernetes.
  • Achieved “Work with Anthos” qualifications from Google Cloud for its ability to enhance enterprise readiness of data services running on Anthos.
  • Achieved  “Advanced Technology Partner” status from AWS for providing Portworx Storage Platform for Kubernetes access to AWS customers via AWS Marketplace. 
  • Features like PX-Backup, PX-DR and PX-Security were recognized as some of the most advanced solutions in the market for disaster recovery, data management and scalability by customers and analyst firms alike.

PX-Backup 1.2 will be available by November 27, 2020. For more information about Portworx’s leadership in data protection around Kubernetes, visit Portworx.com.

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About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) helps modern organisations turn data into business advantage. Pure solutions enable a unified data experience that can adapt as customer needs evolve. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure Storage helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure Storage provides a modern data experience that creates a common operating environment across multiple data centers and clouds, easing operations via APIs and intelligent AI-driven automation. And with a certified NPS customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.

About Portworx by Pure Storage 
Portworx, acquired by Pure Storage in October 2020, is the container storage company enterprises rely on to manage mission critical data services in containers. By enabling data availability, data security, backup and disaster recovery for Kubernetes-based applications running on-prem or across clouds, Portworx has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies such as Carrefour, Comcast, GE Digital, Lufthansa, T-Mobile, and SAIC run containerized data services in production. Based in Los Altos, Portworx partners with Amazon, Cisco, Google, IBM, VMware, and other leading enterprise software companies to accelerate container adoption. For more information, visit portworx.com or follow @portwx.

Analyst Recognition
Pure Storage has been named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for General Purpose Storage. Additionally, Portworx was recognized as the leader in GigaOm’s inaugural 2020 Radar Report for Data Storage for Kubernetes

PR Contacts
Rena Fallstrom
Pure Storage 
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Francesca DeAnda
Mission North for Portworx
portworx@missionnorth.com

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