FlashBlade wins AIconics Best Innovation in AI Hardware


Pure Storage Awarded Inaugural Honor in New Category at AI Summit 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market's leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced that its FlashBlade™ array won Best Innovation in AI Hardware at AI Summit 2017.

Pure Storage Wins AIconics Award

Optimized and self tuned for any workload powered by unstructured data,FlashBlade provides the fast, highly scalable and effortlessly simple storage infrastructure required by data-intensive analytics such as artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning.

"While the conversation around AI and ML solutions tends to focus on analytics software, a new, comprehensive set of purpose-built infrastructure software and hardware support is essential to capitalize on the AI revolution," said Par Botes, VP of Product, Pure Storage. "With processing power at both the GPU and storage layer a prerequisite of any AI advancement, it is imperative to recognize the framework on which nearly all AI functionality is conducted."

The AIconics are the world's only independently-judged awards celebrating Artificial Intelligence for business. The winners were announced during a ceremony at AI Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 27. This year's awards were the most competitive yet, with more than 300 entries across all categories.

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About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) helps companies push the boundaries of what's possible. Pure's end-to-end data platform - including FlashArray, FlashBlade and our converged offering with Cisco, FlashStack – is powered by innovative software that's cloud-connected for management from anywhere on a mobile device and supported by the Evergreen business model. The company's all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model, drives business and IT transformation with solutions that are effortless, efficient and evergreen. With Pure's industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 83.7, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include organizations of all sizes, across an ever-expanding range of industries.

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Analyst Recognition:
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IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays

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