Pure Storage expands Pure as-a-Service offerings

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Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) has expanded Pure as-a-Service offerings, eclipsing current flexible consumption models available from major storage vendors in the market.

The company’s plan is to make as-a-Service more accessible by offering lower cost service tiers and converged storage/compute solutions.

“IDC predicts that by 2021, 75% of enterprises will recognize the benefits of as-a-service consumption, driving a 3x increase in demand for on-premises infrastructure delivered via flexible/as-a-service solutions,” said Susan Middleton, Research Director of Flexible Consumption and Financing Strategies for IT Infrastructure at IDC.

“IDC data underscores that the global pandemic has accelerated this shift and enterprises are moving towards as-a-Service models faster than ever, with a desire for more capacity and performance to improve business agility.

“In a time of changing business needs, customers want cost transparency, simplicity and operational efficiency, as well as a straightforward on-ramp to the cloud that enables them to preserve capital.”

Pure as-a-Service will enable customers to optimise every dollar spent and eliminate technical debt, according to the company.

With Pure as-a-Service, customers only pay for what they use, and is delivered 100% via partners.

“Pure as-a-Service has achieved market maturity, having been available for more than two years as the first Storage as-a-Service offering from a major vendor,” said Rob Walters, General Manager, Pure as-a-Service, Pure Storage.

“With the new service catalog and expanded offerings, we are once again leading the market in delivering the flexibility and transparency that customers are looking for in subscription services to accelerate their initiatives.”

Services include:

  • Block Service that enable customers to choose the right storage for their applications delivering simplicity and cost savings:

  • Capacity Tier provides lower commitments, decreasing the barrier to entry and enabling customers to easily scale over time. Customers can now utilize block capacity with a minimum of 200 TiB, decreasing the minimum entry point by one third. Other tiers retain their minimum commitment of 50 TiB.

  • Performance Tier to accelerate hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

  • Premium Tier to support specialized tier 1 workloads, such as containers and test/dev applications.

  • UItra Tier designed for in-memory databases.

“Pure as-a-Service enables us to simplify the complex operations behind delivering the seamless reliability, performance and scalability our customers depend upon us for,” said Blake Wetzel, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, TeraGo.

“Furthermore, the flexible consumption model eliminates big capital expenditures and gives us the agility to invest in other strategic initiatives.

“We’re delighted by the latest, innovative evolution of Pure-as-a-Service and how it aligns with and supports our efforts to make the move to the cloud a more frictionless experience for our customers.”