Pure Storage Retains Leadership Position in Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
June 2015 by Marc Jacob
Pure Storage announced that it has retained its position in the Leaders Quadrant of the second Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays (SSAs) by Gartner, Inc., a leading global research firm. Pure Storage positioned furthest along the “Completeness of Vision” axis is the only independent solid-state array vendor to be in the Leaders quadrant.
Since its founding in 2009, Pure Storage has been at the forefront of the widespread adoption of all-flash storage technology. Pure Storage’s innovative approach to hardware, software and services most recently was demonstrated in its recent launch of the FlashArray//m hardware and Pure1 management platform as well as its groundbreaking Evergreen Storage business model. In 2014, Pure experienced continued growth, including a 200 percent increase in its customer base, which stretches across more than 25 countries and includes companies such as LinkedIn, Nielsen, Skullcandy and Workday. Pure also has continued its market leadership, expanding its IP portfolio to include more than 300 patents and patent applications and reinforcing its commitment to the industry through its participation in the Open Stack Foundation.
Gartner states “vendors in the Leaders quadrant have the highest scores for their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. A vendor in the Leaders quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and thought leaders; and they have well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies. In addition, they have a presence in the five major geographical regions, consistent financial performance and broad platform support.”