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Do you NVMe? Pure Storage smirks at rivals amid 34% sales surge

Pure Storage may still be losing tens of millions of dollars each quarter but has signed off on its first acquisition as a public outfit, buying cloudy dedupe biz StorReduce. The California-based firm, founded in 2014, will help Pure tap further into hybrid cloud integrations to manage large-scale unstructured data. Western …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2018
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AI, caramba: NetApp pits scaly A800 ONTAP beast against Pure's AIRI fairy

The clash of the million-dollar AI titans resumes. NetApp has designed an ONTAP AI architecture based on its topline A800 flash array and Nvidia DGX-1 to try to win fat-pocketed customers away from Pure and Nvidia's AIRI AI system-in-a-box. Fairy in the woods If you've got $1m+ to blow on AI, meet Pure, Nvidia's AIRI fairy: A …
Chris Mellor, 3 Aug 2018
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PSA: Pure has a PSO. That is, it's getting into container orchestration

Analysis Last year flash array shipper Pure Storage built plug-ins so that container orchestrators, such as Docker and Kubernetes, running in a server could interact with an array and provision storage for a stateful container. As container usage increased, there was a need to scale out the arrays and servers, which meant repeated per- …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jul 2018
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When it comes to AI, Pure twists FlashBlade in NetApp's A700 guts

Pure Storage's AIRI FlashBlade is faster than NetApp's A700 all-flash array, according to two AI benchmark runs. The two suppliers have both designed tech using Nvidia DGX-1 GPU servers and their own storage arrays to provide storage-server systems for "AI" applications such as deep learning. Pure's deliverable hardware- …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jun 2018
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AI, AI, Pure: Nvidia cooks deep learning GPU server chips with NetApp

NetApp and Nvidia have introduced a combined AI reference architecture system to rival the Pure Storage-Nvidia AIRI system. Fairy in the woods If you've got $1m+ to blow on AI, meet Pure, Nvidia's AIRI fairy: A hyperconverged beast READ MORE It is aimed at deep learning and, unlike FlexPod (Cisco and NetApp's converge …
Chris Mellor, 4 Jun 2018

Dell EMC 'years behind' in everything from flash to cloud, hoots NetApp CEO

NetApp has reported full-year revenues for 2018 of $5.91bn, an increase of 7 per cent over fiscal 2017 and the first annual growth it has seen since 2015. Profits for the 12 months shrank to $76m, down from $509m a year ago – NetApp blamed a one-time $850m charge under the 2017 US Tax Reform Reconciliation Act for the fall. …
Chris Mellor, 24 May 2018
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Forward-slash flash: OG upstart Pure Storage shows off fresh models

Nine-year-old flash firm Pure Storage flung out a slew of products to ward off legacy and newbie rivals at its Accelerate event in San Francisco, including – as you'd expect – faster, denser and cheaper arrays. It announced new FlashArrays and Purity OS software, a pay-for-use scheme, an entry-level AIRI converged system and a …
Chris Mellor, 23 May 2018
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Pure: Let's be direct about attached storage. Hyperconvergence is not for us

Pure Storage posed widened losses of $64.3m in its Q1 ended April 30, up 12.5 per cent from $57.2m at the same time last year, while it saw an upswing in all-flash array sales. Revenues for its first fiscal 2019 quarter were $255.9m, up 40 per cent on the year. The storage firm also posted an attendant upswing in product and …
Chris Mellor, 22 May 2018
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Pavilion Data Systems hands more engineers their marching orders

NVMe-over-fabrics array startup Pavilion Data Systems has laid off more engineers just a month after a previous cull during which co-founder Kiran Malwankar departed. It has now let go of further staffers from its core Silicon Valley-based software engineering team, leaving just three behind. CEO Malwankar started Pavilion in …
Chris Mellor, 23 Apr 2018

Pure Storage is to raise HALF a BEEELLLION DOLLARS for mystery corporate slurp

Pure Storage is trying to raise nearly half a billion dollars to fund its first corporate acquisition. The all-flash array biz is to sell privately-placed convertible notes to institutional buyers for $450m and will also grant initial purchasers the option to buy another $67.5m, solely to cover over-allotments. The money will …
Chris Mellor, 5 Apr 2018

Pure now a billion-dollar revenue biz as Dell EMC, HPE take eyes off prize

Flash array shipper Pure is now officially a billion-dollar turnover organ and appears poised to finally reach profitability as competition from Dell EMC and HPE contines to wane. For Q4 ended 31 January 2018, revenues were up 48 per cent year-on-year to $338.3m, jumping 34 per cent up on the previous quarter in a seasonal end …
Chris Mellor, 2 Mar 2018
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Biggest vuln bombshell in forever and storage industry still umms and errs over patches

Analysis A growing consensus among storage hardware appliance vendors is that, since they don't run external software on their hardware, they don't need to stick performance-hindering patches into their operating systems. Software-defined storage (SDS) and hyperconverged systems vendors do, consultants claim, because they can run …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jan 2018
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Storage slingers say: Don't sweat Spectre, Meltdown SANitation

Analysis Several SAN suppliers have said their systems don't need patching against the Spectre and Meltdown bugs. We asked Dell and Pure Storage about the impact of fixes and whether their SANs and Dell's hyperconverged (HCI) systems needed patching. El Reg: Do you agree that on-premises external SANs and filers that only run their …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jan 2018
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You think you're all-flash? Market-watcher ranks storage vendors

Research firm IDC has rated and ranked the all-flash array players, placing Pure Storage in the lead of its Marketscape, ahead of Dell, HPE, NetApp and IBM. The marketscape is a one-box market player ranking diagram (rather than the magic four-boxer of Gartner), with four curved-edge and nested segments running down and …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jan 2018

FlashBlade runner Pure charges NetApp's legacy filer fortress

Analysis Pure Storage had a great growth quarter and sees itself taking on NetApp filers with its unstructured data FlashBlade product. The company reported $278m in FY 2018 third-quarter revenues, which was a 41 per cent year-over-year increase and beat the midpoint of Pure's estimated revenue range for the quarter of $271m. It was 23 …
Chris Mellor, 29 Nov 2017
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Big iron storage supplier Infinidat blags more o' that sweet VC cash

Analysis Moshe Yanai's Infinidat has gained $95m in third-round funding and wants us to know that it's not a debt-fuelled Silicon Valley extravaganza of a startup like others that have crashed and burned or gone through bought-at-a-discount acquisitions. Infinidat was founded in 2010, took in $80m around 2012, $150m in 2015 and has …
Chris Mellor, 3 Oct 2017
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Pats on the back all round as Pure Storage announces new CEO and growing revenues

As Pure Storage boasted strong second-quarter sales yesterday, the company also revealed that CEO Scott Dietzen would be stepping down to become chairman of the board. Dietzen's replacement, Charles Giancarlo, was an EVP and chief technology and development officer for Cisco between 1993 and 2007. He then became a board member …
Chris Mellor, 25 Aug 2017
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Gartner's Magic Quadrant flashes up pure flash array-pusher prize-plucker. It's Pure

Rickety rectangle house Gartner has promoted Pure Storage to the top of the all-flash array pack in its latest Solid-State Array (SSA) Magic Quadrant, and yanked Kaminario into the leaders' quadrant for the first time. Gartner_SSA_MQ_July_2017 Gartner MQ for Solid-stare arrays, July 2017 - click chart to embiggen The first …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jul 2017

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