Congratulations to the six winners of the inaugural Pure Storage Breakthrough Awards!

In today’s connected digital world, data is about more than just numbers. It’s the foundation that connects us and brings us together. And when people use data in creative ways, they can accomplish amazing things: from helping people recover from natural disasters to keeping children safe.

This year, with our inaugural Pure Storage Breakthrough Awards program, we’re excited to celebrate some of the ways that our customers are innovating, breaking through barriers, and doing good. We announced our first six winners at this year’s Pure//Accelerate™ Digital event. And while our winners come from different industries, they all have one thing in common: They understand that embracing data can help change the world.

Introducing this year’s winners:

G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time)—ServiceNow

G.O.A.T.s use Pure’s portfolio of offerings in innovative ways to help customers thrive. With a rapidly expanding customer base, the Cloud Infrastructure team at ServiceNow modernized the company’s storage environment using Pure FlashBlade® and FlashArray™ systems and, in the process, became the first major cloud provider to move to an all-flash data center. Watch the video to learn more about how ServiceNow uses Pure Technology.

Cloud Champion—Roblox

Cloud Champions support their organization’s cloud strategy with Pure as-a-Service, Pure Cloud Block Store, and/or Portworx® offerings. More than 8 million passionate game developers have invested countless hours into building unique digital worlds on Roblox. And every day, tens of millions of people descend on the platform to play, socialize, and connect. With Portworx delivering scalability and agility, Roblox demonstrated the ability to handle any influx of traffic— including record-breaking growth in the last year. Watch the video to learn more about how Roblox uses Pure Technology.

Change Maker—Smart Digital Sales & Holding, GmbH (SD)

Change Makers are leaders displaying excellence in driving digital transformation. SD’s innovative, state-of-the-art drone solution—designed to evaluate danger, and detect and assess natural disaster damage—has the potential to transform many industries: agriculture, infrastructure, public safety, and more. Working with Pure Storage, and with the leadership of CTO Wolfgang Kalny, SD supports the big data and analytics that give customers a whole new perspective on their challenges. Watch the video to learn more about how SD uses Pure Technology. 

Data Warrior—Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore)

Data Warriors demonstrate creativity in using data and technology to open new opportunities, drive breakthroughs, and support innovation. NTU Singapore, one of the world’s top universities, augmented its High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC) with Pure FlashBlade to supercharge research workloads. For example, NTU Singapore scientists can now map the genomes of more than 1,000 plant species simultaneously in less than three years instead of two decades! Watch the video to learn more about how NTU Singapore uses Pure Technology. 

Visionary—Options Technology

Visionaries represent industry-leading organizations driving breakthroughs and innovations propelled by Pure. By using FlashArray and FlashBlade through Pure as-a-Service, Options Technology—a global provider of fintech managed services, hedge fund technology and IT infrastructure—can scale up or down with customers in real time, transcending the cycle of capacity planning, capital expenditures, and time-consuming deployments while providing the highest level of performance to its clients. Watch the video to learn more about how Options Technology uses Pure technology.

Pure Good—National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Pure Good recognizes companies using Pure in ways that demonstrate positive social, environmental, or economic impact. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a non-profit supporting and educating families, training law enforcement, and keeping kids safe. In 2020 alone, the non-profit fielded 21.7 million reports of potential exploitation online, storing 65.4 million images, videos, and audio files on Pure technology in order to investigate tips and help keep kids safe in an efficient and secure fashion. Watch the video to learn more about how NCMEC uses Pure Technology.

From all of us at Pure Storage, congratulations to our winners! Their accomplishments inspire us to push the boundaries of what data can do for us and for our customers.

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