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Recapping Pure Storage’s 2014 and Looking Forward for All-Flash Arrays

Chalk up another wild year for the greater Puritan nation. Nearly 500 great people joined us, more than doubling Pure’s staff and expanding our team and partner ecosystem to cover more than 25 countries around the globe. Our customer base grew faster still (more on that below). We also launched FlashStack – an all-solid-state converged infrastructure in combination with Cisco and VMware. Earlier last year, we were forecasting that we could expand the business by 2.5 times (~160%). Instead we grew annual revenues by more than 4 times (>300%) from ’13 to ’14! Key to our growth is that storage…
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Using vdbench to test the data-reducing capabilities of your storage array

In the “Introducing the Pure Storage vdbench Kit” blog post, we discussed that when testing an all-flash storage array, availability, scalability, and affordability should be tested before testing performance. Here we will suggest a simple set of tests that can be included in a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) test plan that will help you to compare the data-reducing capabilities of different data-reduction storage arrays. Note: It is assumed that these scripts are run as a step in a PoC where no production data is stored on the array, and you can safely zero-out the array. Simply repeat the following steps for each…
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Clouds Require Automation: Evaluation Criteria for Judging Maturity of Storage Array (and other Infrastructure) APIs

The trend toward the use of public and private clouds has raised the importance of having a great foundation of APIs. After all, the promise of clouds requires tasks be automated.  Want to deploy and manage applications quickly instead of waiting days or weeks? Getting humans out of the way and completing fully automated tasks is the “How” part of deploying a cloud. It is important to be mindful that the term “application” is really overloaded these days. In many contexts what really matters is a higher level business service that will require the orchestration of many sub-applications and their…
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Recapping Pure Storage’s 2014 and Looking Forward for All-Flash Arrays

Chalk up another wild year for the greater Puritan nation. Nearly 500 great people joined us, more than doubling Pure’s staff and expanding our team and partner ecosystem to cover more than 25 countries around the globe. Our customer base grew faster still (more on that below). We also launched FlashStack – an all-solid-state converged…
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Using vdbench to test the data-reducing capabilities of your storage array

In the “Introducing the Pure Storage vdbench Kit” blog post, we discussed that when testing an all-flash storage array, availability, scalability, and affordability should be tested before testing performance. Here we will suggest a simple set of tests that can be included in a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) test plan that will help you to compare the…
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