The Portworx team, led by CEO Murli Thirumale and co-founders Goutham Rao and Vinod Jayaraman, will now form a new Cloud Native Business Unit inside Pure. The unit will focus on driving the data-services experience for Kubernetes-based applications.
Current Portworx enterprise customers include Carrefour, Comcast, GE Digital, Kroger, Lufthansa, and T-Mobile.
The acquisition will help Pure Storage realize its vision for a modern data experience by providing a subscription-based data-services platform for cloud-native applications running across hybrid-cloud environments in containers.
With Portworx, Pure Storage customers will be able to accelerate their digital transformation by running any cloud-native data service, in any cloud, using any Kubernetes platform.
Pure Storage plans to build upon Portworx’s momentum by continuing to sell the existing Portworx platform as-is, extending it to Pure’s global channels and continuing to deliver support with the joint Pure-Portworx support organization.
Pure and Portworx also plan to accelerate investment in the Portworx standalone roadmap, as well as invest in relevant integrations between Pure and Portworx products, including with Pure Service Orchestrator container-storage orchestration software.
The company will be working upon and sharing details of these planned integrations and go-forward product plans in the coming months.