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Pure Storage Announces Michael Sotnick as VP of Global Channels and Alliances

I recently joined Pure Storage as VP of Global Channels and Alliances. With 20 years of experience in building winning partnerships, I am thrilled to join the Pure team in this new role. Below are the reasons why I chose Pure, the answers to a few questions I think partners are curious about and a peek at what’s ahead for Pure’s continued commitment to the channel. Why am I excited about joining Pure Storage? Just about everything at Pure excites me. At the core, the rate and pace of change in the data center as flash over takes disk provides…
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Brian Pawlowski Joins Pure Storage as VP and Chief Architect

Brian Pawlowski recently joined Pure as a VP and Chief Architect. Brian has nearly 30 years of experience in the storage industry and was most recently an SVP at NetApp. Brian is an impressive storage veteran and we are excited to have him join the Pure family. I sat down with Brian to ask why he chose to join Pure and what he is looking forward to most in his new role. Below is a snapshot of our conversation. What excites you about Pure Storage? Why did you decide to join Pure? I admire the company’s vision and focus on…
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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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CIO Discussions on Agility and Future Enterprise Trends

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Recenlty I was asked to join a panel conversation as a part of the HMG Strategy LLC, CIO Summit. The videos below are from the recent event in Palo Alto, CA. The panel session wass moderated by former Executive VP & CIO of Delta Dental of California, Patrick Steele and includes Patrick Harr, Vice President & […]

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Pure Storage Announces Michael Sotnick as VP of Global Channels and Alliances

I recently joined Pure Storage as VP of Global Channels and Alliances. With 20 years of experience in building winning partnerships, I am thrilled to join the Pure team in this new role. Below are the reasons why I chose Pure, the answers to a few questions I think partners are curious about and a…
Read More…