VMblog: If you were giving a VMware Explore attendee a quick overview of the company, what would you say? How would you describe the company?
Pure Storage: At a high level, Pure Storage delivers a cloud experience that empowers every organization to get the most from their data while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Our commitment to providing true storage as-a-service gives customers the agility to meet changing data needs at speed and scale, whether they are deploying traditional workloads, modern applications, containers, or more. Additionally, it's worth noting that we believe Pure can make a significant impact in reducing data center emissions worldwide through our environmental sustainability efforts, including designing products and solutions that enable customers to reduce their carbon and energy footprint.
VMblog: As a VMware Explore 2023 sponsor, what does that sponsorship look like? Do you have anything interesting planned at your booth?
Pure Storage: Pure Storage is a Platinum sponsor at this year's VMware Explore. Any registered attendees can visit our onsite booth (Booth #405) to learn the latest and greatest in all things Pure for VMware and chat with our experts. Check out our presence and request a meeting here. Additionally, attendees can complete our booth survey for a chance to win an Apple Airpods Pro!
VMblog: Do you have any speaking sessions during the event? If so, can you give us the details?
Pure Storage: We do! In addition to a number of exciting theatre sessions, we're excited to invite attendees to join numerous sessions, including:
- Wednesday, Aug 23 at 1:15 PM (Level 4, Lando 4206): Pure Storage will be revealing the next big thing that will reduce risks in your hybrid or public cloud journey, save you money on your monthly cloud bill and deliver all the features and functionality that pure storage brings to on-premises storage. Come see what we are doing in Azure!
- Wednesday, Aug 23 at 10:00 AM (Level 2, Hall C, Expo Theater A): Storage-as-Code: Automate your VMware Storage: Storage management and operations are a critical component necessary to achieve the desired results for your VMware environment. In this session we will discuss how VMware vVols and Pure Storage empower customers through the concept of Storage-as-Code to solve creative problems and deliver solutions that enhance business value and resiliency, ensuring consistency, repeatability, all while reducing cost. VMware vVols in conjunction with Pure's robust automation framework and open API, gives developer and infrastructure teams the flexibility to solve your organization's toughest challenges.
You can check out all of our speaker sessions in the VMware Explore Content Catalog here.
VMblog: What specifically does your company offer a VMware shop or a VMware implementation? What problems do you solve for them?
Pure Storage: Pure offers a portfolio of data services for your VMware environment giving our customers a Fast, Simple, and Secure storage platform that can evolve with the customer. We partner with VMware to design next generation technologies like vVols and NVMe-oF, as well as offering jointly architecture solutions such as Portworx for Tanzu. We extend this with features to help protect and mitigate against ransomware attacks. In short, we really provide industry leading data solutions for any part of your VMware environment.
VMblog: How does your company work with VMware? Where do you fit within the VMware ecosystem?
Pure Storage: While Pure works with many partners, VMware has always been and will continue to be a critical and strategic technology partner.
For more than a decade, Pure has been a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, collaborating with VMware to help customers realize the greatest value from their virtual infrastructure and underlying hardware. As one of the few Advanced Technology Partners with executive sponsorship at VMware, Pure continues to jointly innovate with VMware through native feature integrations, our design partnership initiatives, and VMware Validated Design certifications.
Just in the last few years Pure has been a design partner for vVols, Site Recovery Manager for vVols, and NVMe-oF support. We deliver jointly architected solutions through the Pure Validate Design process, The VMware Validated Designs certification, and other industry partners such as Cisco Validated designs.
We have joint initiatives in process so stay tuned for those announcements to come soon.
VMblog: VMworld has typically been a launching platform for new products. At VMware Explore, will your company be announcing anything new? If so, can you give us a sneak peek?
Pure Storage: We will be! For more information, we urge attendees to join the following session:
- Wednesday, Aug 23 at 1:15 PM (Level 4, Lando 4206): The Next Big Thing from Pure Storage and Microsoft Azure: In this session, Kyle Grossmiller, Principal Cloud Technical Evangelist and David Stamen, Global Practice Leader, Platforms and Cloud, will reveal the next big thing that will reduce risks and costs in organizations' hybrid or public cloud journey.
VMblog: Where can organizations learn more about your products and services?
Pure Storage: Pure has a strong portfolio of offerings that cater to customers' unique storage needs in today's dynamic business environment. To learn more about our systems, software and stack solutions, you can visit: https://www.purestorage.com/products.html