Pure Storage announced further expansion of its robust subscription services portfolio. With FlashStack delivered as-a-Service, customers can leverage Pure and Cisco's AI-based software-defined infrastructure with flexible consumption economics. For applications running on Kubernetes, Portworx Cloud Consumption aligns spend to actual hours of usage. By continuing to expand its as-a-Service offerings - which unify block, file, fast-file and object storage across all tiers of performance, and private and public clouds into a single data-storage subscription. FlashStack as-a Service from Pure Storage and Cisco is an AI-based, software-defined modern data infrastructure that integrates on-premises and multi-cloud landscapes. Discretely scalable and holistically managed, FlashStack delivers a full-stack solution for critical apps that is always-on and future-proof. Customers can slash deployment and administration time and risk with pre-tested, validated reference architectures for popular workloads. By delivering a modern operational model, FlashStack helps customers stay ahead of business demand and protect applications and data on premises, at the edge, or in the cloud. Portworx allows customers to operate and scale their modern enterprise apps consistently on any cloud or data center with the performance, security, and data protection they are used to. Because cloud native applications running on Kubernetes are highly dynamic, estimating the exact number of servers needed to run applications on Kubernetes is a significant challenge which leads to overprovisioning and higher costs. To solve this challenge, Portworx is introducing flexibility to allow customers' consumption of Portworx to match the ebbs and flows of their applications. Previously, customers would purchase one or more annual Portworx licenses which could each be run on any single server. If they needed to scale beyond the number of licenses purchased, however, they would have to contact sales to purchase additional licenses. With the new flexible pricing, customers purchase a number of hours, rather than a license tied to a single server. These hours can be consumed at any rate throughout the year depending on how many servers they need to run, similar to how public cloud reserved instance pricing works. FlashStack as-a-Service is delivered via Pure and Cisco authorized partners and available now in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, and Australia. Portworx Cloud Consumption is available now to all Portworx customers.