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portworx.com

Founded Year

2014

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$55.5M

Valuation

$0000 

About Portworx

Portworx creates software-defined infrastructure for containerized applications. Portworx PWX enables the rapid deployment of stateful, distributed applications into production.On September 16th, 2020, Portworx was acquired by Pure Storage at a valuation of $370M.

Portworx Headquarter Location

4940 El Camino Real Suite 200

Los Altos, California, 94022,

United States

650-241-3222

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Portworx in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Mar 2, 2022.

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Portworx is included in 1 Expert Collection, including The Edge Computing Landscape.

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The Edge Computing Landscape

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Edge computing companies facilitate workload deployment in addition to providing data processing and storage at the farthest reaches of the network. These edge computing companies range from data centers at the edge to workload management tools designed to orchestrate edge deploy

Portworx Patents

Portworx has filed 28 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Data management
  • Rules of inference
  • Message transfer agents
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

7/31/2018

2/15/2022

Rules of inference, Disk file systems, Data management, Computer data storage, Computer memory

Grant

Application Date

7/31/2018

Grant Date

2/15/2022

Title

Related Topics

Rules of inference, Disk file systems, Data management, Computer data storage, Computer memory

Status

Grant

Latest Portworx News

Case Study: Using K8s to Navigate Medical Shortages

Mar 4, 2022

Case Study: Using K8s to Navigate Medical Shortages Kubernetes (K8s) continues to grab the attention of engineers within many sectors as the industry-standard method to deploy and orchestrate large fleets of containers . Cloud-native strategies involving K8s are having a modernizing effect, helping teams make good on the promise of rapid application development. Simultaneously, new cloud-native tools have been paramount in health care to address ongoing hospital staffing shortages . As COVID-19 continues to overwhelm jurisdictions with unanticipated peaks, health care institutions must juggle staff and equipment availability to smartly respond. Often, optimizing the communication here hinges on innovative digital technologies . I recently met with Reed Glauser, director, platform engineering, CHG Healthcare Services. CHG recently built a container-as-a-service infrastructure platform to standardize around a common deployment model for their developer teams. We’ll examine how the company used Kubernetes and stateful tools to create this model and consider what sort of benefits it has brought them. The Scenario: Medical Staffing Applications CHG facilitates staffing for 30% of the temporary health care workers in the United States. As Glauser describes, CHG’s software accelerates the ability to connect doctors with hospitals. These tools help match qualified workers with the right positions, helping to coordinate rotating doctors or fly-in specialists. As one can imagine, managing staffing for such a large number of workers involves many individual software services working in concert, not to mention storing a lot of data on specific credentials, documents and assignments. A big part of the software requirements consists of a portal to aggregate relevant staffing data. The Goal: Increased Standardization of Deployment Nowadays, collaboration around rapid delivery is crucial for digital tools to evolve. Yet, CHG originally had traditionally divided developers and operations departments. De-siloing these units was necessary to enact more rapid delivery, says Glauser. “It’s always difficult for any company to see that visionary aspect.” But, the Agile creed was a huge component of getting developers on board, he describes. Standardizing the company’s software deployment mechanism was also a driving force behind the re-platforming. “My team’s consumers are internal developers,” said Glauser. “How do we accelerate their delivery with the right toolsets and standardization?” The term “guardrails” sometimes has a negative connotation—engineers might assume that strict rules will inhibit their flow. Glauser, on the contrary, sees guardrails as opening more doors than they close. Standardizing common logic around things like container initiation, monitoring or secrets management brings many net benefits for developers, “giving them the toolsets to enable them to be the creativity engine that they are,” says Glauser. The Solution: A Common Stateful K8s Deployment To increase the portability of their offerings, CHG opted for a cloud-native approach using a microservices architecture, explains Glauser. They first tried EC2 instances but found they didn’t scale well. Eventually, the team landed on EKS for native Kubernetes on AWS, utilizing Portworx for storage. Purportedly, the business has also cut costs considerably by migrating their Kafka event streaming to persistent storage. With every iteration, IT continues to onboard more and more developers onto a common deployment framework, says Glauser. Whereas the first iteration has about 25% adoption, the second iteration has reached around 40% to 50%. Over time, he hopes to achieve 100% adoption from the developer side. Standardizing the deployment model has also brought security benefits, notes Glauser, since there is now a minimum bar of entry for every app deployed. This includes image scanning and vulnerability detection to spot potential threats early on. Cybersecurity is a major priority in health care settings that must meet patient data-handling compliance requirements. Future Improvements Of course, Glauser notes that their DevOps setup is still a work in progress. They’ll be devoting continued efforts to increasing developer experience with more abstraction. Placing more power from the command line, for example, could reduce the time it takes to stand up infrastructure. “We’re trying to shrink that window as much as possible,” he says. Other long-term goals include encouraging broader DevOps thinking and promoting domain-driven design. End Benefit: Accelerated Development A standard deployment model brings the ability to move quickly. For example, Glauser estimates that it once took three weeks to get services up, but this timeframe has decreased to a day or less. Guardrails can also streamline the integration side of building core infrastructure, as developers can now pick from a suite of common tools. Together, these factors edge software teams closer to accelerating as fast as the business would like. “The opportunity to standardize enables the opportunity to move quickly,” said Glauser. “It’s changed the game, for sure.”

  • When was Portworx founded?

    Portworx was founded in 2014.

  • Where is Portworx's headquarters?

    Portworx's headquarters is located at 4940 El Camino Real, Los Altos.

  • What is Portworx's latest funding round?

    Portworx's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Portworx raise?

    Portworx raised a total of $55.5M.

  • Who are the investors of Portworx?

    Investors of Portworx include Pure Storage, Mayfield, Sapphire Ventures, GE Ventures, Mubadala Ventures and 6 more.

  • Who are Portworx's competitors?

    Competitors of Portworx include Robin.io.

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