Pure Storage in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Fourth Consecutive Year

August 1, 2017

Again Positioned Furthest in Completeness of Vision

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market's leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced that it has improved its position within the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner' July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays (SSAs) by Gartner, Inc., a leading global research firm. For the fourth consecutive year, Pure Storage is positioned furthest along the "Completeness of Vision" axis in the Leaders Quadrant.

www.purestorage.com (PRNewsFoto/Pure Storage)

In the past year, Pure Storage has continued to innovate at a breakneck pace. In October 2016, Pure Storage introduced a petabyte-scale configuration of its flagship FlashArray//M family and significantly expanded its collaboration with Cisco to enhance the companies' joint FlashStack converged infrastructure platform. Cisco and Pure Storage have developed Cisco Validated Designs for FlashStack that include Citrix, Commvault, Oracle, SAP and VMware. The joint FlashStack solution has thousands of deployments in more than 30 countries and continues to have triple digit growth year over year. FlashStack customers span industries including retail, healthcare, education, financial services and service providers. Notable customers include Room & Board, Dominos, Texas Children's Hospital and Secure-24.

"Cisco and Pure Storage continue to drive innovation that delivers a unique combination of performance, simplicity, and efficiency for data center infrastructure," said Nirav Sheth, VP, worldwide partner sales, Cisco. "Our joint FlashStack converged infrastructure solution enables IT organizations to easily scale with business requirements, accelerate automation and quickly deploy a foundation for hybrid cloud solutions."

Additionally, the company continued to invest in improvements to its Evergreen Storage program, which now includes an NVMe-ready guarantee. In April, Pure Storage announced the market's first enterprise-class, all-flash, all-NVMe array, FlashArray//X. In June, the company held its second annual user conference, Pure//Accelerate, where it unveiled its vision to provide the world's most innovative organizations with the all-flash data platform for the cloud era. Additionally, Pure Storage announced a 75-blade system and continued momentum for its second major product, FlashBlade, with bleeding-edge customers like UC Berkeley, Mercedes and ION. With use cases across genomics, machine learning, AI, IoT and many more, FlashBlade powers today's most complex workloads and enables tomorrow's world-changing innovations.

"Since inception in 2009, Pure has innovated to fix data storage---to make it dramatically faster, simpler, more robust, and lower cost to own over time, " said Scott Dietzen, CEO, Pure Storage. "This year's shipping innovations may well be our best ever with FlashBlade, FlashArray//X, ActiveClustering and our next-generation converged infrastructure in FlashStack. Part of what we believe makes Gartner remarkable is that they are uniquely able to collate insights from thousands of customers on what is really working and what isn't. We feel this is what makes our leadership in the Magic Quadrant so compelling, as we continue to enable our customers to unlock more value from their data, doing so for less cost---making Pure the best all-flash data platform for the cloud era."

NOTE: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or any other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

Connect with Pure Storage:
Read the blog
Converse on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
FlashStack Solutions

Analyst Recognition:
Gartner July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays

Pure Storage, the "P" Logo and FlashBlade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pure Storage, Inc. All other trademarks or names referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of Pure Storage's product offerings. The words "believe," "may," "will," "plan," "expect," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including future reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Pure Storage assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Any unreleased products, features, or functions referenced in this release, our website or other press releases or public statements that are not currently available are subject to change at Pure Storage's discretion and may not be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Pure Storage's product offerings should make their purchase decisions based upon products, features and functions that are currently available.


View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pure-storage-in-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-fourth-consecutive-year-300497311.html

SOURCE Pure Storage

Joseph Beare, Pure Storage, jbeare@purestorage.com, 1 650.279.1717