In March 2016, when we introduced FlashBlade® to market, we had set out on a mission to help our customers tackle their file and object storage challenges. Our goal was to deliver a storage platform that can support the growing and diverse file and object workloads to help our customers meet the demands of modern data and applications. Thanks to our customers’ support, FlashBlade has delivered consistent year-over-year growth every quarter since it has been in the market. Today, more than 25% of Fortune 100 depend on FlashBlade to address their modern unstructured data challenge. FlashBlade continues to expand and diversify its customer base at an exponential rate.

As we celebrate five years of FlashBlade, we couldn’t have asked for a better gift than being recognized as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage in the March 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’. Adding to this incredible honor, we were the only vendor named a Customers’ Choice for the Large Enterprise and one of only three vendors to be named a Customers’ Choice for the North America region.

As of January 31, 2021, FlashBlade scored 4.8 out of 5 in Gartner’s Peer Reviews (based on 64 end-user reviews), and at 97%, achieved the highest recognition among the vendors for customers’ “willingness to recommend.” This information reaffirms our belief that FlashBlade customers are among the happiest in the industry, and our Net Promoter Score of 83.5, which is in the top 1% of B2B companies, confirms that. Purchasing decisions are often made based on the advocacy of peers. We’re incredibly grateful that our customers took the time to share their positive experiences with Pure.

To all our customers—thank you!

What Pure Customers Are Saying

This latest recognition comes on the heels of being named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File and Object Storage, where Pure was positioned furthest right along the visionary axis.

FlashBlade has defined a new storage category: Unified Fast File and Object (UFFO) – a new paradigm in modern data storage by combining native fast file and fast object storage in the same architecture. It delivers multi-dimensional performance and simplicity to eliminate disparate storage silos and address a wide range of modern applications’ demands. Here are a few excerpts from our customers that validate our UFFO strategy to deliver breakthrough storage that meets our customers’ modern data and application needs:

“FlashBlade has been used for a while now, and it has been constantly surprising us with all the good things it can provide us with, in terms of various data files storage. It supports multiple types of files and stores without any issues and allows an easy and fast indexing, search and use of the stored files. It uses multiple protocols and thus allows reliable and secure storage and handling of data.” – Customer Experience Leader, Services Industry

“FlashBlade is a most advanced performant flash storage solution for fast file and object storage. We can also experience AI powered storage management with Pure. Deploying, updating and managing FlashBlade is hassle free.” – Design Engineer, Manufacturing Industry

Onwards and upwards

We are not taking this endorsement from our customers lightly. Instead, we are continuing to build on the experiences that helped us achieve this recognition. We are committed to continuing innovating and solving our customers’ current challenges and enabling them to leverage the next wave of modern data and application to power their business.

If you have a Pure story to share, we encourage you to leave a review on Gartner Peer Insights.

Get the full 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice and Voice of Customer Report here.