ZDNet reports that version 2.8 of Pure Storage’s Portworx Enterprise storage and data management solution for Kubernetes-based applications was released, adding integration across Pure Storage’s other software products as well as with VMware Tanzu and designed to appeal to IT workers implementing hybrid cloud storage systems.
Pure Storage is touting the updated product’s new ability of dynamic storage provisioning on FlashArray and FlashBlade, which the company describes as “true storage-as-code.”
Portworx also provides users with complete access to its array of container storage management features such as security, backup and disaster recovery, even while containerized applications are being moved between on-premises and cloud deployments and allows them to view Kubernetes cluster and volume usage metrics through Pure1, the company’s storage management and support platform, which enables troubleshooting of issues with Kubernetes applications and even comes with predictive support features.
With the update, Pure Storage has begun phasing out its Pure Service Orchestrator offering, which will continue to receive support through the end of January 2022, at which time all customers will have transitioned to Portworx and PSO will be integrated into the freemium Portworx Essentials solution.
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