We had an insightful week at Gartner IT Symposium\/Xpo in Barcelona. It\u2019s great to be part of events focused on exploring what\u2019s coming next. Gartner put together a strong agenda and list of speakers to fill the week, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web. We\u2019re always energized from events where we have the opportunity to get insight from the community and share what we\u2019re doing to play a part.\r\n\r\nIT teams are always looking for ways to align data strategies with business goals. It\u2019s a challenge to build systems that address ongoing business operations while providing agility to align with shifts in strategy.\r\n\r\nThe modern data experience accelerates this process. It enables you to utilize more of your data while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure Storage\u00ae provides a data experience that creates a common operating environment across multiple data centers and clouds, simplifying operations via APIs and intelligent AI-driven automation. Explore more about the modern data experience in CEO Charlie Giancarlo\u2019s post.\r\n\r\nWith the Pure as-a-Service portfolio, Pure has taken a leadership position in offering a comprehensive suite of integrated, flexible, as-a-service solutions, both on-prem and in hybrid cloud configurations.\r\nResources: Dig into Pure\r\nThis year, Gartner combined the Magic Quadrant reports for solid-state arrays and general-purpose disk arrays into a single report for primary storage. We\u2019re happy to share that Pure is positioned as a leader in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage assessment. Download the Gartner report to read the full analysis.\r\n\r\nEfficiency saves money. Sounds pretty logical, doesn\u2019t it? Check out ESG\u2019s report on the Economics of Improved Storage Efficiency with Pure. Using research and economic validation, ESG confirms the effectiveness of Pure\u2019s storage-efficiency technology compared to alternative vendors. Spoiler alert: \u201cESG\u2019s TCO models predicted that of all of the listed technologies, Pure Storage provided the lowest storage TCO $\/GB, providing the greatest value per GB stored.\u201d\u00a0\r\nCase Study: Man AHL\r\nNot to be confused with Man United, U.K.-based\u2014Man AHL is a pioneer in the field of systematic quantitative investing. Its business is based on creating and executing computer models to make investment decisions. The firm adopted a Pure Storage data hub solution to deliver the massive storage throughput and scalability required for its most demanding simulation applications.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe greatest benefit for Man AHL from Pure FlashBlade is significantly improved productivity for the team and accelerated time-to-market,\u201d says CTO Gary Collier.\r\n\r\nAs a result of the Pure implementation, Man AHL\u2019s quantitative researchers are benefitting from processing improvements of 10 to 20 times the previous rate. Likewise, the scalability of the Pure FlashBlade\u2122 architecture provides an on-demand path for future capacity growth.\r\n\r\nRead the full Man AHL case study.