Pure Storage strengthens collaboration with Cisco

The two companies are working together to improve Pure Storage’s FlashStack Converged Infrastructure portfolio.

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Pure Storage strengthens collaboration with Cisco Michael Sotnick, vice president, Global Channels and Alliances, Pure Storage.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  November 16, 2016

Pure Storage has announced that it is working closely with its partner Cisco to expand its FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution. The consolidation platform, which is designed for diverse IT workloads, makes it easier for end-users to deploy, expand and maintain FlashStack's offerings.

Commenting on the announcement, Satinder Sethi, VP, Data Center and Cloud Solutions, Cisco, shared: "As organisations embrace digitisation, data centres must enable agile, highly secure and more efficient application delivery with rapid access to information."

"Achieving this goal will require new technologies and innovations to enable operational agility, deliver actionable insight and provide engaging experiences for customers and partners. 

Cisco is pleased to collaborate with Pure Storage to deliver FlashStack solutions that enable digital enterprise IT with an integrated high-performance data centre infrastructure solution," he added.

The platform combines both Cisco's Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Pure Storage's storage along with mission-critical and business-critical applications.

Serving as a modular and scalable solution, FlashStack can in larger configurations, include Cisco Nexus, as well as MDS Series Switches. Furthermore, the latest to the FlashStack family includes the FlashStack mini, which combines FlashArray//m10 with the Cisco UCS Mini compute and fabric interconnect hardware, with virtualization software from VMware or Microsoft.

Michael Sotnick, vice president, Global Channels and Alliances, Pure Storage. "As data centres become more complex, enterprises and service providers need to simplify IT with converged solutions."

"FlashStack enables IT organizations to work with top partners like Cisco and Pure Storage through our mutual channel to achieve tangible, lasting business transformation they never thought possible."

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