Pure Storage and Equinix have announced Pure Storage on Equinix Metal, a Bare Metal as a Service storage offering that delivers a unified, connected platform for any stage of an organization’s cloud journey.

Pure Storage on Equinix Metal provides an environment in which physical, dedicated, single tenant servers and high-performance storage can be provisioned to customers with cloud-like ease and speed.

According to the company, the solution can eliminate upfront CAPEX investment for hardware and ongoing stack management by embedding storage and simple, on-demand procurement of network, storage and compute, with hosting, deployment, and support of all physical aspects via one vendor, under one contract.

The solution can also lower operational costs and risks, and allows for more flexible, scalable, as a service delivery of IT infrastructure, empowering organizations to only pay for what they use, when they want to use it.

The new managed appliance as a service capability on Equinix Metal, which Equinix introduced today as part of a series of Equinix Metal product enhancements, is designed to support a range of solutions including Pure Storage, the first storage as a service offering announced on Equinix Metal.

The new service supports a full range of use cases, including legacy on-premises applications, high-volume data-driven applications, and cloud-native and next-generation applications.

Customers can extend, protect, or migrate on premises, self-managed virtual machine (VM) environments to a hosted environment powered by FlashArray, with flexibility and options for a multi-cloud VM-based environment or a full VM-based cloud.

Pure Storage on Equinix Metal is available in 18 global Equinix Metal metros.

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