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Pure Storage Named a Leader in Inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
|By Business Wire
|August 29, 2014 06:30 PM EDT
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage array company, announced
today that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the
inaugural Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays (SSA) by Gartner, Inc, a
leading global research firm. The news comes on the heels of Pure
Storage being ranked #2 in worldwide SSA market share behind IBM, based
on Gartner’s 2013 revenue estimates, and the fastest growing of the
vendors evaluated. 1
According to Gartner, companies considered to be “leaders” drive the
market’s transformation with a clear vision and a strong ability to
execute. Leaders in SSA have generally made strong customer gains. They
provide feature sets that are appropriate for current customer use case
needs. Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for
anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology or means of
delivery. Leaders typically demonstrate solid customer satisfaction with
overall SSA capabilities and/or related service and support.
Founded in 2009, Pure Storage was a pioneer of the SSA category and was
first to market with a viable enterprise-class all-flash storage array
that could achieve cost and functional parity with legacy disk
solutions, and quickly established itself in the incumbent entrenched
enterprise storage market, culminating in its leader position in
Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays today. The company
has raised $470 million in private equity funding to-date and is valued
at more than $3 billion, making it one of the highly valued,
venture-backed private technology companies in the world according
to the Wall Street Journal. Having achieved 700 percent
year-over-year growth in 2013, Pure Storage is also one of the fastest
growing enterprise storage companies in the industry’s history.
In 2014, the company has continued to accelerate, rapidly expanding its
global operational footprint and employee base across 6 continents, and
forging new strategic reseller partnerships to further develop its sales
channels worldwide. It also introduced two new storage arrays to its
flagship FlashArray product line—the FA-405
and FA-450—and the 4.0 release of its Purity Operating Environment
software, featuring native asynchronous replication. Through this
expansion, Pure Storage has effectively extended its market reach and
increased its support for Tier 1 storage use cases and mission-critical
“There’s no question that the inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant
represents an inflection point for the solid-state array category,” said
Scott Dietzen, CEO at Pure Storage. “A great deal of hard work and
innovation by both Pure and its competitors has been invested in the
creation of the all-flash array category, which we believe is positioned
to supersede Tier 1 mechanical disk arrays, a roughly $15B annual market
opportunity. AFAs like Pure’s FlashArray are plug-compatible with legacy
disk arrays, but dramatically faster, more space and power efficient,
reliable and simpler, yet cost less. Undoubtedly, the competition will
continue to be fierce, as evidenced by the growing number of incumbents
coming to compete on the playing field we staked out five years ago.
However, we believe that with well satisfied customers and partners, the
best team in the storage business, and a two year technology lead, we
For More Information
Download a complementary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid
State Arrays, 2014 report at: http://www.purestorage.com/gartner_mq
For more information about the Gartner Market Share Analysis: SSD’s and
Solid-State Arrays, Worldwide, 2013 report published on June 10, 2014,
or to purchase a copy, visit: http://www.gartner.com/document/2763518.
About The Gartner Magic Quadrant
Magic Quadrants provide a graphical competitive positioning and offer
visual snapshots of a market’s direction, maturity and participants. The
Magic Quadrants depict markets by using a two-dimensional matrix that
evaluates vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to
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depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology
users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner
research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research
organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner
disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this
research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
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.
Connect with Pure Storage:
Read the blog: http://www.purestorage.com/blog
Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PureStorage
Visit us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pure-storage
The Pure Storage and “P” logo marks, Purity Operating Environment,
and RAID-3D are trademarks of Pure Storage, Inc. All other trademarks or
names referenced in this document are the property of their respective
1 Source: Gartner “Market Share Analysis: SSDs and
Solid-State Arrays, Worldwide, 2013,” June 2014
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