Towards A Better Cloud
Pure Storage this week unveiled its FlashArray//XL, the newest in its FlashArray block storage all-flash array line. But Pure Storage is not all about “flashy” storage hardware. Instead, the Mountain View, Calif.-based storage vendor is making its move to be a leading provider of cloud-friendly storage software and technologies as well as a top vendor partner to large cloud hyperscalers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
Pure Storage CEO Charles Giancarlo, in a recent conversation with CRN, said the cloud is a part of everything his company does. For instance, given the enterprise-class performance of the new FlashArray//XL, Giancarlo said he expects that array to be the base on which large customers will build high-performance, scalable private cloud in their own on-premises infrastructures or in places like Equinix where they can get direct connect to the public cloud.
Giancarlo also said he expects Pure Storage hardware to become a bigger part of the cloud hyperscalers’ storage infrastructures. ’We by far have absolutely the best software for optimizing use of data on flash,“ he said. ”And I think this gives us a great opportunity to supply a number of the hyperscalers for their infrastructure. We can do it for less than they can.”
Giancarlo also talked with CRN about the importance of containers to the storage industry, and about what can be expected from Pure Storage in 2022. For a look behind the curtain, click through the slideshow.