FlashBlade wins Alconics Best Innovation in AI Hardware

Pure Storage Awarded Inaugural Honor in New Category at AI Summit

SAN FRANCISCO — September 28, 2017 — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s

leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced that its

FlashBlade™ array won Best Innovation in AI Hardware at AI Summit 2017.

Optimized and self tuned for any workload powered by unstructured data, FlashBlade provides

the fast, highly scalable and effortlessly simple storage infrastructure required by data-intensive

analytics such as artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning.

“While the conversation around AI and ML solutions tends to focus on analytics software, a new,

comprehensive set of purpose-built infrastructure software and hardware support is essential to

capitalize on the AI revolution,” said Par Botes, VP of Product, Pure Storage. “With processing

power at both the GPU and storage layer a prerequisite of any AI advancement, it is imperative

to recognize the framework on which nearly all AI functionality is conducted.”

The AIconics are the world’s only independently-judged awards celebrating Artificial Intelligence

for business. The winners were announced during a ceremony at AI Summit in San Francisco

on Wednesday, September 27. This year’s awards were the most competitive yet, with more

than 300 entries across all categories.

For more information on FlashBlade for AI, visit us on the web.


Additional Resources:

The AIconics – Best Innovation in AI Hardware Shortlist

Why the AI Industry Needs to Rethink Storage

 White Paper: Real World AI

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) helps companies push the boundaries of what’s possible. Pure's

end-to- end data platform - including FlashArray, FlashBlade and our converged offering with

Cisco, FlashStack – is powered by innovative software that’s cloud-connected for management

from anywhere on a mobile device and supported by the Evergreen business model. The

company’s all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model,

drives business and IT transformation with solutions that are effortless, efficient and evergreen.

With Pure's industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 83.7, Pure customers are some of

the happiest in the world, and include organizations of all sizes, across an ever-expanding

range of industries.

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Analyst Recognition:

Gartner July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays

IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays

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