Cloud Block Store for Azure Pure Storage BETA

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Solution Overview

Having a cloud data management strategy is an important part of managing a virtualized, modern data center. This is a complex landscape and there are a number of ways to get to a hybrid cloud approach to managing data. This lab is designed to give users an idea of how to achieve a CDM strategy with Pure Storage. This lab assumes users have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Azure but does not require users to be a cloud expert. 

100 percent Cloud Software: Deploys on-demand as a fully scaleable virtual appliance in the Microsoft Azure cloud, enabling faster application development and agility to run mission-critical applications in the cloud with enterprise availability and efficiency. Industry-leading efficiency and high data reduction rates couple with always-on thin provisioning, de-duplication and compression to ensure capacity is delivered economically.

Customers have several choices when deploying the Cloud Template in Azure depending on their resource needs.

Goals & Objectives

This lab allows customers to experience Pure Cloud Block Store for Microsoft Azure. Users can explore the HTML 5 UI and the CLI while the software is still in BETA.

Hardware & Software

Azure BETA BCS deployment consists of:

  • 1 x E64s_v3 Virtual Machine instance 
  • 2 x 64GB UltraSSDs (each disk will have 19200 IOPS and 800MB of throughput)
  • 8 x 2TB Premium SSD volumes 
  • 4 x Network Interfaces 

The WWT engineering team is working on automating workload deployment in this lab using Azure Virtual linux servers.