Pure Storage’s Portworx
At CRN’s Best of Breed Virtual 2021 conference, Pure Storage Chairman and CEO Charles Giancarlo told solution providers that recently acquired data management technology developer Portworx has put his company at the forefront of companies helping customers prepare for future data-centric applications.
Partners looking to stay relevant in the next generation of application environments need to provide customers with the tools necessary to scale in those environments, Giancarlo said. Cue Portworx, a Kubernetes storage platform offering container-granular storage, disaster recovery and multi-cloud migrations among other services.
“And this is where Portworx comes in,” he said. “The initial applications that were developed on containers were done so in an environment that was so-called stateless, a stateless environment. But in most enterprises, especially large scale, applications are stateful and this is what Portworx makes easy for them. And it allows a stateless container environment to work with stateful applications.”
Archie James, vice president of business development at Converge Technology Partners, a Toronto-based solution provider and Pure Storage partner, told CRN at the time that his company is already bringing Portworx to a couple of customer opportunities.
“This is part of our hybrid cloud practice focus on modern app development,” James said. “We see Portworx as a big part of this and are using it for app modernization. I’m hearing our engineers say they really like Portworx and find it a great tool for containerization.”