Pure Storage Announces Industry's First All-Flash Storage User Event: Pure EVOLVE 2013

Inaugural Pure Storage User Conference Will Unite Customers, Partners, Engineers and Industry Influencers for End User Presentations, Breakout Sessions, Networking Opportunities and More in San Francisco

Mountain View, CA – August 1, 2013 — Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage array company, today announced its first user conference, Pure EVOLVE, will take place on August 29th at the St. Regis Hotel in downtown San Francisco, immediately following the close of VMworld. Uniting customers, partners and industry influencers, the half-day event will offer interactive workshops, customer-to-customer best practices and industry outlook and product roadmap discussions in a collaborative forum. Attendees will have unprecedented access to Pure Storage executives and engineers, to their offer direct feedback and input on the evolution of the Pure Storage FlashArray and to learn more about how to evolve their businesses with flash.

George Crump, president and founder of Storage Switzerland and GigaOM Research analyst, will deliver the event's keynote address on the evolution and state of the enterprise storage industry.

"The next step in flash storage's evolution is widespread adoption in the mainstream. To achieve this, vendors competing in the space need to move beyond the obvious performance advantages of flash, and start discussing how flash performance combined with enterprise features and availability will transform the data center," said Crump. "Pure Storage has taken a smart approach to addressing these challenges, focusing on making their solution well suited to a variety of enterprise workloads and applications, which is also necessary to ensure the proliferation of flash in the mainstream. It's an honor to be joining their inaugural Pure EVOLVE event as a keynote speaker. I look forward to engaging with the company's customers and partners, and to hearing how they are leveraging flash to optimize their datacenters and advance their businesses."

Pure EVOLVE 2013 Program Overview

  • Enterprise Storage, EVOLVED: Hear from Pure Storage executives and special guest, veteran storage analyst George Crump, on the evolution of the flash storage industry in an interactive forum.
  • End-user Case Study Presentations: Interact with Pure Storage customers and hear about how they've evolved their businesses and transformed their data centers with flash. Get real world advice and learn best practices for accelerating your own flash deployment. Confirmed speakers include:
    • Paylocity VP of IT Brian Palmer and Director of IT Ed Fortune will describe their journey to an all-flash data center.
    • Riverview Hospital Enterprise Architect Jason Pearce will discuss how his company made the move to host patient data and VDI on flash.
    • A Global Financial Services Company will share its journey in super-charging analytics with all-flash storage.
    • A Leading Enterprise SaaS Company will reveal how it accelerated their core business by 5x with flash.
  • Ask the Engineers: FlashArray Manageability Breakout Session: Meet Pure Storage's design and engineering teams for interactive discussion and deep dive into FlashArray's graphical user interface, CLI, and manageability strategy.
  • EXCLUSIVE: FlashArray Roadmap Preview: Learn what's new and coming in the pipeline for FlashArray and the Purity Operating Environment, while providing feedback that will help to shape Pure Storage's product roadmap. (Note: NDA is required to participate.)
  • Pure Fun: Mix and mingle with event attendees and the Pure Storage team over appetizers and libations.

"Pure Storage was founded with a vision to deliver a fundamentally better storage experience for businesses –regardless of their size or budget, and a solution that could indelibly transform the enterprise storage industry. To realize that goal, it is essential that we listen carefully to the experiences, feedback and ideas of our customers, partners, and the greater storage ecosystem," said Scott Dietzen, CEO at Pure Storage. "We developed Pure EVOLVE to offer an open, collaborative forum for them to have a voice in the development of FlashArray and to demonstrate how flash is democratizing and revolutionizing the enterprise datacenter. We are excited to see what we can accomplish together, furthering our vision to deliver 'Flash for All.'"

Registration Information

Pure EVOLVE is open to current and prospective customers and partners of Pure Storage, as well as industry press and analysts (credentials required). Space is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to reserve their spot today.

To learn more, or to register to attend, visit: http://info.purestorage.com/evolve-2013-registration.html

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored. The Pure Storage FlashArray is ideal for high performance workloads, including server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, real-time analytics) and cloud computing. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com.

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