Gartner IT Symposium graphicThe Pure team is back from Orlando and looking back at an insightful week of ideas from Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo. It’s great to be part of events focused on exploring what’s coming next. Gartner put together a strong agenda and list of speakers to fill the week. We’re always up for getting insight from the community and sharing what we’re doing to play a part.

IT teams are always looking for ways to align data strategies with business goals. It’s a challenge to build systems that address ongoing business operations while providing agility to align with shifts in strategy.

The modern data experience accelerates this process. It enables you to utilize more of your data while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure Storage® provides 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 in CEO Charlie Giancarlo’s post.

With the Pure as-a-Service portfolio, Pure has taken a leadership position in offering a comprehensive suite of integrated, flexible, as-a-service solutions, both on-prem and in hybrid cloud configurations.

Resources: Dig into Pure

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 is positioned as a leader in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage assessment. Download the Gartner report to read the full analysis.

Efficiency saves money. Sounds pretty logical, doesn’t it? Check out ESG’s report on the Economics of Improved Storage Efficiency with Pure. Using research and economic validation, ESG confirms the effectiveness of Pure’s storage-efficiency technology compared to alternative vendors. Spoiler alert: “ESG’s TCO models predicted that of all of the listed technologies, Pure Storage provided the lowest storage TCO $/GB, providing the greatest value per GB stored.” 

Case Study: Frost Bank

Frost Bank is the banking, investment, and insurance subsidiary of Cullen/Frost Bankers. It operates more than 130 branches and 1,200 ATMs throughout Texas, serving both individuals and businesses. With its legacy storage reaching the end of its lifecycle, Frost Bank’s IT team looked for alternatives to improve operations. After evaluating several vendors, Frost Bank standardized on Pure Storage for all its business-critical workloads.

“Our decision was to use Pure Storage, with the single biggest factor being the Evergreen Storage model,” says David Coindreau, manager of server and storage services.

Other decision factors included 100% uptime, non-disruptive upgrades, faster backups, and eliminating costly forklift upgrades. Read the full Frost Bank case study.