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Pure Storage Selects Lablup as its AI Technology Alliance Partner in Korea

Technology Alliance Partnership will optimize data and storage management for AI infrastructures
Pure Storage Selects Lablup

Seoul, Korea – November 15, 2021 — Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, announced today that it has selected AI platform provider Lablup as an AI Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) in Korea.

Pure Storage’s Technology Alliance Partner Program brings leading vendors in hardware, software, and multicloud together to deliver better technologies and experiences to customers. Working with TAP Program partners, Pure Storage provides a spectrum of joint solutions that span AI, data analytics, cloud and data protection. TAP Program partners also receive access to technical support as well as marketing benefits leveraging Pure’s global customer-base to expand their brand and businesses.

Through the alliance, Lablup has integrated Pure FlashBlade®, the leading unified fast file and object storage platform, providing  a high-performance, architecturally optimized and scalable solution, to support enterprises’ business innovations. Lablup has already started to gain traction on AI projects with several large customers including a leading electronics company in Korea.

Deployed on FlashBlade, Backend.AI allows data scientists to easily manage their AI infrastructure, which in turn enables them to focus on building AI models. Besides integrating FlashBlade into Backend.AI, the TAP relationship gives Laplup access to Pure’s global customer base and Pure’s Proof of Concept labs.

“Lablup’s Backend.AI optimizes the management of resources for AI and ML research, allowing enterprises to accelerate their AI development process. We are pleased to join Pure Storage’s TAP Program and be a part of Pure’s leading technological ecosystem and global network. We will do our best to unlock the full potential of AI in the future for as many enterprises as possible.”

Jeongkyu Shin
CEO of Lablup

“The TAP program allows Pure Storage to closely cooperate with companies that have demonstrated outstanding capabilities in diverse fields such as AI and digital transformation,” said Jaesung Yoo, Country Manager of Pure Storage Korea. “This enables us to enrich our technology solutions and support our customers in delivering a modern data experience. We are pleased to welcome Lablup as  a TAP partner in Korea, demonstrating the strength of innovation in the country.”

To learn more about the partnership as well as Pure Storage’s FlashBlade and Lablup’s Backend.AI, visit Pure Storage’s blog.

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