Pure Storage, a flash enterprise storage provider, announced Thursday that its FlashArray has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process the Pure Storage FlashArray has achieved VMware's highest level of endorsement, and can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).
The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each customer need.
"The Pure Storage FlashArray enables virtualization to the fullest, allowing organizations to virtualize Tier 1 applications and I/O-hungry databases, as well as scale both virtual server and VDI environments to the highest consolidation ratios," said Matt Kixmoeller, VP of product marketing at Pure Storage. "VMware Ready status validates the FlashArray for demanding enterprise virtualization environments so customers can be confident that their VMware environments are optimized to run on Pure Storage."
"We are pleased that the Pure Storage FlashArray qualifies for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware integration and interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure, which will speed time to value within customer environments," said Sheryl Sage, director, Alliance Programs, VMware.