Kubernetes cluster deployment using Kubespray

Introduction Containers technology has become the most essential component of the “as a service” offering on the cloud or on-premises.  There are numerous blogs posts that covers the benefits of containers technology and especially Kubernetes.  Hence, I wouldn’t spend time preaching to the choir rather walk you through on how to quickly setup Kubernetes on-premises. …

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Efficient Splunk Integration with Pure Storage Appliances

At Pure Storage, most of our Splunk customers who chose FlashArrays and/or FlashBlades to host their critical applications also chose Splunk as their preferred choice for monitoring. The monitoring platform allows Organizations for a proactive response, supports their Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), improves their Operations, and helps in issue identification and troubleshooting.  For …

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Splunk SmartStore on FlashBlade

The long-awaited whitepaper, Splunk SmartStore on FlashBlade is finally here, right on time before the Splunk Conference that starts on Monday, Oct 21st, 2019 and can be found at this link. Thanks to Splunk for listening to their customers’ request to reduce the Splunk storage usage by disaggregating the storage from compute which not only …

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Get ready for the 4th edition of PURE//ACCELERATE

Looking forward to the fourth edition of Pure//Accelerate conference that is packed with over 100 breakout sessions. This year Accelerate conference is held at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX between Sep 16th and 18th. This year I am very happy to present a breakout session on Splunk under the content type, Build a Data …

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RMAN Backups using mount host on Flasharray

Most of Pure FlashArray customers are used to the snapshot functionality that helps them in taking either a crash-consistent or application-consistent snapshot in a flash (literally and figuratively) irrespective of the database size. While this helps them in protecting the database from any accidental changes or creating clones for development and test usage but cannot …

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