Pure Storage, the public enterprise data storage company, has acquired Portworx, a startup that provides cloud-native storage and data-management platform based on Kubernetes, for $370 million in cash. This marks Pure Storage's largest acquisition to date and shows how important this market for multi-cloud data services has become. This deal will help Pure Storage to expand its hybrid and multi-cloud services.
"As forward-thinking enterprises adopt cloud-native strategies to advance their business, we are thrilled to have the Portworx team and their groundbreaking technology joining us at Pure to expand our success in delivering multi-cloud data services for Kubernetes," said Charles Giancarlo, chairman, and CEO, Pure Storage. Portworx is a Kubernetes Data Services platform used by many Global 2000 companies, including Comcast, GE Digital, Kroger, Lufthansa, and T-Mobile.
According to the statement, this is a huge step for Pure Storage concerning the expansion into the market for multi-cloud data services to support Kubernetes and containers. The Portworx acquisition will add container data services to Pure Storage’s existing portfolio, including its data platforms and Pure Service Orchestrator software that can be deployed in-cloud, on bare metal, or on enterprise arrays, all natively orchestrated in Kubernetes, according to Pure Storage.