Leading tech blog platform GigaOm has updated its “GigaOm Radar for Enterprise General-Purpose Storage Systems,” which savvy IT organizations use to inform their data storage strategies. The 2020 Radar report puts Pure Storage® at the front of the pack in the Outperformer category, on par with legacy vendor NetApp and ahead of numerous other vendors, including Dell EMC, HPE, and Hitachi Vantara. 

The GigaOm report emphasizes how the concepts of primary storage, data, and workloads have radically changed in recent years. It wasn’t that long ago that business-critical workloads depended on a few monolithic applications built on top of traditional relational databases. Block storage was prized for its performance, availability, and resiliency, but customers had to trade off flexibility, ease of use, and cost. Cloud computing, containers, and microservices have changed all that. Today the focus is on flexibility, cloud integration, and API-driven automation. 

As GigaOm’s Enrico Signoretti notes, “Now, after the virtualization wave and the exponential growth of microservices and container-based applications, the focus has shifted to flexibility, integration with the cloud, and dynamic resource allocation.”

That’s good news for organizations using Pure Storage technology. The Purity operating environment provides flexibility and automation, delivering a significant advantage over our competitors’ systems and a user experience that IT people actually love. Cloud integration is the only area where the report doesn’t give Pure Storage the highest possible score. With the recent announcement of Pure’s intent to acquire Portworx®, the leading Kubernetes data services platform for cloud-native applications, look for us to change the game and the future of cloud-native apps.

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