Pure Storage in a recent press meet has stated that it is upgrading to its Portworx Enterprise software that improves the scale of Kubernetes while simplifying the process of supporting multiple platforms. Portworx Enterprise features new integrations across Pure’s line of products and services and with VMware Tanzu, VMware’s container-orchestration software. The new feature comes with dynamic storage provisioning on Pure’s FlashArray and FlashBlade hardware. Besides, it offers unified visibility and support via Pure1, Pure’s AI-drive operations software.
This new feature allows volumes and file systems to be provisioned using Kubernetes without any requirement of direct interface with the backing storage arrays. That means containerized workloads can run seamlessly across the cloud, bare metal infrastructure, Pure Storage arrays, and even storage solutions from other vendors. Portworx also extends support for VMware’s Tanzu (TKG) by supporting the native Tanzu container-storage interface (CSI) driver.
The container-native volumes will receive the full suite of Portworx container-storage management features which includes backup, disaster recovery, security, auto-scaling, and migration. These features aren’t tied to hardware and travel with the containerized application as it moves between on-premise and cloud deployments.