Fortune favors the bold, and Pure showed up this week at Gartner IOCS in Las Vegas with a bold orange presence. IOCS is Gartner’s annual conference highlighting Infrastructure, Operations, and Cloud Strategies. It draws a wide range of IT professionals including data center managers, enterprise architects, and DevOps engineers. Attendees had the opportunity to increase their knowledge around everything cloud, migration tactics, and how to take advantage of emerging trends like automation, AI, edge computing, and machine learning. It’s great to be part of events focused on exploring what’s coming next.
From a data management perspective, IT owners are always looking for ways to connect data strategies and IT with business outcomes. And similarly, business owners are looking for IT to unlock new opportunities for growth and to maintain a competitive advantage.
That’s why Pure is engaging these individuals in discussions around the modern data experience. Pure delivers outcomes that businesses need to enable them to utilize more of your data while reducing the complexity and overhead of managing infrastructure behind it. Pure Storage® delivers 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 at www.purestorage.com.
Session: Bridging the Cloud Divide: A True Story
Pure’s breakout session at IOCS focused on one customer’s journey toward expanding on-premises operations with Pure’s Cloud Block Store service. James Kelly, Sr. Systems Administrator at Chapman University, joined Pure VP of Strategy Matt Kixmoeller for a spirited discussion around Chapman’s challenges with limited staffing with the requirement to deliver always-on services to a demanding higher education environment.
“Our on-prem journey was about establishing toolsets and automation around our infrastructure that would make up for our lack of people resources. We wanted to work with Pure Storage more than anybody else to accomplish this,” said Kelly.
Over the past few years, Chapman has successfully leveraged Pure FlashArray™ on-premises for mission-critical Oracle databases and SQL Server data warehouses, simplifying the complicated manual process of creating database clones for development activities. Kelly described the next step in the evolution of their IT strategy, driven by the need to attain higher levels of agility for managing backups and development in the cloud. He looked to Pure Storage and Cloud Block Store for AWS as a way to bridge this gap.
“We started our cloud journey with low-hanging fruit – backups in the cloud. And then moved database clones and copies to the cloud. These are good initial targets and we looked to extend our automation in those areas,” said Kelly. His advice for attendees at the session was to find one problematic area in their environment and look for small wins that could grow to something larger.
Analyst Recognition for Pure Storage: Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities
This year, Gartner combined the Magic Quadrant reports for Solid-State Arrays and General-Purpose Disk Arrays into a single report for primary storage. We’re happy to share that Pure Storage is positioned as a leader in the new 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage arrays report assessment. Download the Gartner report to read the full analysis.
Pure was also recognized in Gartner’s recent 2019 Critical Capabilities for Solid State Arrays report.
We were recognized with top scores and leadership positions around Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Virtualization, and On Line Transaction Processing. Check out the reports to see how and where Pure can help you simplify operations and drive out the cost of deploying and managing IT.
Final Thought: Unlock the Value of Data Everywhere
On-premises or in the cloud. Wherever your data lives, Pure Storage delivers the world’s best data management solution for unshackling mission-critical applications, simplifying virtualization workloads, and activating analytics. Take advantage of Pure’s modern data experience to find out how you can breakthrough with always-on, always-fast, always easy-to-manage data management solutions for all your workloads. Drive productivity and operational efficiencies—and eliminate under-performing workloads, costly downtime, slow response times, and complexity.