Pure Storage and PNY Technologies Partner to Bring AI and Modern Analytics to EMEA

Combining the Power of NVIDIA® DGX-1 and Pure Storage FlashBlade™ to Super Charge GPU Computing for AI and Advanced Analytics

Munich, Germany – 9th October 2017 – Pure Storage (NYSE: PTSG), the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, and PNY Technologies, a leader in high performance computing, graphics virtualization and deep learning technologies, today announce a new pan-EMEA distributor agreement. The deal enables PNY Technologies to offer modern flash storage to its established high performance computing partner network.

As the EMEA distributor of NVIDIA enterprise products, PNY Technologies is engaged with an experienced and established partner network across the region. This has focused on the needs of customers operating in environments that demand high performance compute capabilities such as artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and various scientific workloads, such as genomics.

Data is at the centre of the AI revolution. Large amounts of data must be delivered to GPUs at incredibly high speeds in order to train models faster and more accurately. As the essential instrument for AI research, the powerful NVIDIA® DGX-1™ is at the heart of many of the world’s most demanding deep learning and analytics environments. However customers found that legacy storage solutions, architected with serial building blocks, failed to deliver in terms of performance and capability, demanded by AI workloads.

Pure Storage FlashBlade is the industry’s first data platform purpose-built for AI and modern analytics. It is engineered from the ground-up with a massively parallel architecture. In just half a rack, it can offer 8 petabytes usable, 75 GB/s read throughput, 25 GB/s write throughput and 7.5M IOPS. Since general availability in January 2017, FlashBlade has gained traction among organisations innovating with emerging workloads, specifically modern analytics, AI and machine learning.

Jérôme Bélan, EMEA CEO at PNY Technologies, stated: “This partnership enables our customers to finally unleash the power of their compute capability. We are convinced at PNY that Pure Storage is bringing with FlashBlade a real breakthrough in the storage industry. We are excited to offer the combination of the high performance computing power of NVIDIA’s AI supercomputing platform with the speed, agility and efficiency of Pure Storage FlashBlade. We are set to super charge high performance computing environments of our customers.” 

Ben Savage, Head of EMEA channel at Pure Storage, commented: “Tapping into the established and experienced NVIDIA Partner Network, not only brings significant opportunity for customers, but also opens many new markets, sectors and application use cases to us. Its potential is significant – the technologies are truly complementary and we have big ambitions for what together, they will deliver.”

Richard Jackson, VP EMEA at NVIDIA, a partner organisation, commented: “AI and deep learning technologies have been around for a while, but organisations have struggled to get the processing power needed for projects to succeed. Our NVIDIA DGX-1 integrates everything data scientists need to get started building, training and running powerful and sophisticated deep neural networks. Thanks to the new partnership, combining this technology with Pure Storage FlashBlade is going to enable customers to really push the boundaries of what is possible for AI projects.”

PNY Technologies and Pure Storage will be attending the GPU Technology Conference, in Munich, 10-12th October 2017. Please visit PNY (stand G-07) and Pure Storage (stand S03) for a range of product demos or contact our press team if you would like to arrange an interview.

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.

About PNY Technologies

Founded in 1985, PNY has manufactured quality computer components for over 30 years; the company represents a real success story of a company leading the American, European and Asian computing markets.

PNY has a long history of providing designers, engineers, researchers and visualization clients with cutting-edge NVIDIA® QUADRO® and TESLA™ solutions. PNY understands the needs of its professional graphics clients, offering professional technical support and a constant commitment to customer satisfaction.

The NVIDIA QUADRO based graphics boards from PNY are the most powerful, feature-rich family of high performance boards available to the professional community. Certified for all major CAD/CAM and DCC applications they deliver unmatched power to maximize your productivity.

The NVIDIA TESLA based GPU Computing solutions from PNY are designed from the ground up for high performance computing (HPC), Deep Learning for AI, and for true virtual hardware acceleration via NVIDIA GRID software solutions.

In addition PNY proposes a full spectrum of GPU SERVERS, certified for all HPC, Virtualization and Artificial Intelligence environments.

Headquartered in New Jersey (USA), and Bordeaux (France) for the European headquarter, PNY maintains facilities in North America, EMEA and Asia.

Press Contacts:

Anuya Upadhyay, Pure Storage

aupadhyay@purestorage.com, + 44 746 9857 280

PNY Press Contacts

Sophie Verdier, PNY

sverdier@pny.eu, +33 (0)5 56 13 80 23

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