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Pure Storage bolsters 'as a service' offerings

The company says the move will provide customers with more flexibility and transparency

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Pure Storage has announced an expansion of its 'as a service' range of offerings in a move the vendor says will provide customers with more flexibility and transparency.

Pure's new Service Catalog offers transparent pricing for on-premise and hybrid cloud storage delivered as a service, while new lower-cost service tiers and converged storage/compute solutions have been introduced in a bid to make as a service more accessible. 

There’s also Full Stack as a service to enable flexible payments for storage, compute and networking through Pure technology partners. 

These enhancements have been designed to enable customers to optimise their expenditure and eliminate technical debt, the storage specialist explained, with customers only paying for what they use. 

Pure's model also aims to deliver the economic benefits of cloud, along with the perks of Evergreen architecture - including non-disruptive expansions and maintenance. The vendor says this will provide a subscription to innovation that can last “a decade or more”, true cloud elasticity, as well as granularity of services.

"Pure as a service has achieved market maturity, having been available for more than two years as the first Storage-as-a-Service offering from a major vendor,” commented Rob Walters, general manager of Pure as-a-Service, Pure Storage. 

"With the new Service Catalog and expanded offerings, we are once again leading the market in delivering the flexibility and transparency that customers are looking for in subscription services to accelerate their initiatives."

At the heart of these expanded service offerings and enhancements is the new Service Catalog, which offers granularity of service selections for performance and capacity, as well as cost transparency by breaking pricing down into tiers.

The tiered services include Block Service Tiers that allow customers to choose the right storage for their applications - including the Block Capacity Service Tier for lower entry and easy scaling and the Block Performance Tier for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

There's also a Block Premium Service Tier to support specialised workloads such as containers and test/dev apps, while the Block Ultra Service Tier caters for in-memory databases. 

The Unified Fast File and Object Service Tier allows customers to choose from Premium and Ultra Performance options to support tradition file and cloud workloads, as well as a range of AI, machine learning and high-performance needs.

Additionally, Pure is offering Full Stack as a service to enable flexible consumption-based payments for storage, compute and networking via its technology partners. Built on Pure and Cisco’s FlashStack, it allows businesses to deliver multiple versions of flexible consumption for the full stack while benefitting from Cisco Validated Designs, the vendor said. 

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