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VMTurbo, Pure Storage Efforts May Improve SLA Efficacy


February 19, 2015

VMTurbo, the creator of the Demand-Driven Control platform, which allows businesses to manage their cloud and virtualized networks, recently announced that it has paired up with Pure Storage, a vendor of solid-state arrays, to give their joint enterprise clients better control over their service-level agreements.

The combination of the VMTurbo's platform and Pure Storage's arrays will allow enterprises to track the activity of virtual workloads within the Purity Operating Environment that sits atop all Pure Storage products. Specifically, VMTurbo's platform will discover behavioral and diagnostic information about network workloads in order to find those workloads, which are overburdened or producing latency that affects entire arrays. The end result will assure that service providers can deliver the quality of service that their SLAs state they will deliver to their customers.

Geeta Sachdev, the CMO of VMTurbo, spoke about the combination of efforts of these two companies and the market trend toward the adoption of flash arrays.

“We are ecstatic to offer our first all-flash array integrated rendition of Storage Control,” Sachdev said. “The combination of Pure Storage and VMTurbo in the marketplace offers a valuable and compelling solution which permits joint customers unprecedented control over application SLAs as all-flash adoption accelerates.”

Similarly, Matt Kixmoeller, the vice president of products at Pure Storage, noted that the control Sachdev mentions directly relates to the enforcement and fulfillment of SLAs. Service providers need to be able to live up the the expectations set forth in their service agreements, and granular control over the activity within their flash arrays will help them get there. Furthermore, the usage of this combination of products can help enterprises lower their costs because arrays can handle more density, regarding the number of workloads they manage in one place, and can operate more efficiently by eliminating the need to spread workloads across a greater number of servers.

A Research and Markets report from last year said the demand for flash storage is expected to expand the market from $500 million in 2014 to $1.6 billion by 2016. If that prediction holds true, it would represent a compound annual growth rate of nearly 60 percent. Technological improvements in how flash storage operates are expected to lower costs and make such storage options available to enterprises that want high performance without paying a premium.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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