The drumbeat is actually the sound of the accountants heads banging against the desk when they have to pay for the Kool Aid.
Flash array supplier Pure Storage and disk-based backup vendor ExaGrid want users to have Veeam backup software protect FlashArray data with ExaGrid's arrays. So Pure Storage and ExaGrid, in collaboration with Veeam, have produced a 50-page Reference Architecture document entitled "Advanced PureStorage FlashArray Data …
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 01:47 GMT Fan of Mr. Obvious
Red headed stepchild and the missing link
Pure's dedupe and compression gives customers that are in fact a good fit for Pure, sufficient disk savings to where adding additional capacity for online backup is kind of a no-brainer. Why spend the money on Exagrid, which is not so far off from Pure from a cost perspective, and is not evergreen, just to push your backups to a slower disk?
Seems like VMware should have paid the publishing costs on the article and an pushed ExaGrid to the side since it is kind of a prerequisite, unless you are the one shop using MS' hypervisor. Lastly, gotta love that Veeam lists "NetApp" HPE" Cisco" and "Dell EMC" under Solutions > Storage and Server on their website. Purely, a mistake I am sure.
Thursday 5th January 2017 10:50 GMT Anonymous Coward
With no integration points from Veeam into Pure and Exagrid and with each part being a completely replaceable part of this solution Im not really sure why this 'solution' would actually be newsworthy.
Exagrid want to be everyone's friend, Veeam are proper friends with Nimble, NetApp, IBM, HP and EMC, and there's Pure who dont want to be friends with anyone. Seems an unlikely menage a trois.