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Gartner just released its Critical Capabilities for Solid State Arrays – a companion report to the recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant. Pure is honored to be recognized as a leader for the third year in a row on the Gartner Magic Quadrant, and now to have the FlashArray//M recognized with top score for three of the five top use cases: Online Transaction Processing, Server Virtualization, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. You can get a copy of one or both reports HERE.
What makes the Critical Capabilities report special is that it provides a “Gartner vetted” evaluation of the product capabilities for 13 All-Flash Arrays across five high-impact use cases. Gartner vetting starts by including only products that have been field-validated with significant customer adoption. It builds with vendor responses to a comprehensive questionnaire and extensive follow-on interviews. Final due diligence includes deriving insights from Gartner analyst research, and reference checks with end users.
If you’re looking to buy storage, the combination of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports puts a top tier analyst firm’s research at your fingertips – research that can help you make a great choice or at the very least narrow down the top contenders.
So, why did the Pure Storage FlashArray//M earn top marks? Here are three compelling reasons:
Before I close, I’d like to leave you with an important finding about technology advances that Gartner discloses: “Nevertheless, within four years, due to the advent of Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) solid-state technology, expectations of consistent, sub-500-μs storage input/output (I/O) response times will become commonplace.”
Why does this matter? With the predicted near-term availability of next-generation NVMe Flash technology, if you’re looking to buy storage now, you should ask vendors how you would be able to upgrade an array purchased today to NVMe flash (in the future) without a re-buy, data migration, or disruption of any kind.
We are ecstatic, proud, honored, and humbled at the same time. A big thanks to our customers and partners who continue to support us on this exciting journey! And, a special thanks to Pure engineering and the entire Team Orange for putting customers first in everything that we do.
Built on the backbone of our “customer-first” value, the satisfaction of Pure customers as measured by Net Promoter Score (and audited by Satmetrix) is now up to 83. That is in the top 1% of scores Satmetrix has seen across consumer and enterprise businesses. Curious to learn what the Pure experience can do for you and your business? Contact us.
Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays, Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, August 31, 2016
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