I am very excited about this new development in cloud storage via Pure storage. Cloud Block Store is Pure's own Purity OS running in AWS. This is a huge development because it will allow companies to leverage abilities that have been unavailable in native AWS. Space saving features such as deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning will help keep costs down.
Yes, you heard right; Pure Block Store can support VMware Cloud on AWS. By presetting iSCSI volumes which can be presented up to the VM in VMC on AWS. More importantly, if you currently are a VMware shop today and have Pure Storage in your environment this will make hybrid cloud and cost efficiency with hybrid cloud easier than ever.
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Finally, I am excited to see a company like Pure with their capacity efficiency saving landing in AWS. This will allow better use of storage resources in the cloud in the future and cutting down on overall cost of EC2 instances for storage. I am especially excited to see the VMware Cloud on AWS developments as I only expect those integrations to grow in the future.