Pure Storage: A Leader – Three Years in a Row

Gartner Positions Independent SSA Vendor Furthest for Completeness of Vision in the Leaders Quadrant

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — August 24, 2016 — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, today announced that it has retained its position in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays (SSAs) by Gartner, Inc., a leading global research firm. For the third straight year, Pure Storage is positioned furthest along the “Completeness of Vision” axis in the Leaders Quadrant.

Since its founding in 2009, Pure Storage has been at the forefront of massive industry disruption, pioneering the shift from legacy spinning disk arrays to all-flash, solid state arrays built for the modern enterprise. In 2016, Pure Storage continued to open new markets with the unveiling of FlashBlade, the first all-flash array for unstructured data.

The company’s customer-centric EvergreenTM Storage business model, recently expanded to include the Right-Size Guarantee and Capacity Consolidation, changes the way storage is built, sold, and also managed and maintained over time. Evergreen Storage is our pledge to enable customers to take advantage of the latest flash technology as it becomes available, via non-disruptive upgrades – avoiding the forklift upgrade that typically dominated their old purchasing cycles. Pure Storage’s laser focus on relationships continues to drive industry-best customer satisfaction – as evidenced by a Satmetrix-certified net promoter score (NPS) of 79.

In 2015, Pure experienced a 122 percent increase in its customer base, which stretches across more than 50 countries and includes companies such as LinkedIn, Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One, the San Francisco Giants and Workday. Pure has also continued its leadership in innovation, expanding its IP portfolio to include more than 500 patents and patent applications.

“It has been an action-packed 12 months for Pure Storage– starting with the IPO, continuing on through the revolution of FlashBlade and culminating with this most recent recognition from Gartner,” said Scott Dietzen, CEO, Pure Storage. “In order to best serve our customers as a long-term partner, it’s crucial that we continue to execute at the pace we have while building a sustainable business for the future. We believe to be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for three straight years validates our technology differentiation continues to be very real.”

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About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) accelerates possible, transforming businesses in ways previously unimagined. The company’s disruptive, software-driven storage technology combined with a customer-friendly business model drives business and IT transformation for customers through dramatic increases in performance and efficiency at lower costs. Pure Storage FlashArray//m is simpler, faster and more elegant than any other technology in the datacenter. FlashArray //m is ideal for the move toward big data and for performance-intensive workloads such as cloud computing, database systems, desktop virtualization, real-time analytics and server virtualization. With Pure's industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 79, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include large and mid-size organizations across a range of industries: cloud-based software and service providers, consumer web, education, energy, financial services, governments, healthcare, manufacturing, media, retail and telecommunications. With Pure Storage, companies push the boundaries of what's possible to become faster, smarter and more innovative.

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