In this episode, Chris is in conversation with Prakash Darji, VP and GM of the Digital Experience Business Unit at Pure Storage. The company has just announced a new Paid Power & Rack Space offering, new SLAs for service delivery and Pure Protect //DRaaS a new disaster recovery solution delivered as a service.
New customers of Pure Storage with Evergreen//One and Evergreen//Flex will be eligible for rebates on power and rack space costs over the term of their subscription. This is returned as cash or a discount on future purchases. New SLAs have been introduced that cover data durability (Zero Data Loss) and no forklift upgrades (No Data Migration).
Pure Protect //DRaaS is a new offering that provides disaster recovery as a service, from on-premises VMware vSphere deployments to the AWS public cloud and back again. The overall message is the transformation of Pure Storage’s business to be more service-focused and encompass all aspects of storage and data.
Elapsed Time: 00:36:17
- 00:00:00 – Intros
- 00:01:15 – Announcements – Paid Power & Rack Space
- 00:02:00 – New SLAs, Zero Data Loss, No Data Migration
- 00:02:25 – New DR as a Service – Pure Protect //DRaaS
- 00:03:00 – What is Pure’s SaaS Strategy?
- 00:04:30 – Hardware tends to age (and get worse) over time
- 00:04:45 – Pure offers both Hardware as a Service and Software as a Service
- 00:05:30 – Legacy storage deployments are like a phoenix reborn
- 00:08:10 – Why would Pure Storage pay customers’ data centre bills?
- 00:11:00 – Costs were estimated with partners (Equinix, Digital Realty) and the IEA
- 00:13:45 – Infrastructure TCO is important today, due to power costs
- 00:15:00 – New SLAs – No Data Migration Guarantee – No Forklift Upgrades
- 00:23:30 – Pure Protect //DRaaS – a slight diversion for Pure Storage
- 00:26:15 – //DRaaS will protect VMware instances to AWS (and back)
- 00:27:45 – DR used to be based on physical storage replication
- 00:29:30 – Future Pure Protect solutions could use storage natively
- 00:31:15 – Storage DR was never about the storage replication!
- 00:33:00 – Pure1 is solidifying as the focus of Pure Storage solutions
- 00:34:30 – When will the new features be available?
- 00:35:30 – Wrap Up
Related Podcasts & Blogs
- Pure Storage Announces Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service, SLA guarantees and operational cost rebates
- X-Ray: Pure Storage, Inc.
- Pure Storage Introduces a Revamped Evergreen Programme
- #185 – Pure-as-a-Service 2.0
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