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Portworx is the Kubernetes Data Services Platform enterprises trust to run mission-critical applications in containers in production. Only Portworx provides a fully integrated solution for persistent storage, data protection, disaster recovery, data security, cross-cloud and data migrations, and automated capacity management for applications running on Kubernetes. As a result, Portworx is the #1 most used Kubernetes data services platform by Global 2000 companies, including Carrefour, Comcast, GE Digital, Kroger, Lufthansa, and T-Mobile. Based in Los Altos, Calif., the company is also named a Leader for 4 straight years in the GigaOm Radar for Data Storage for Kubernetes.


Portworx's founders previously launched the storage optimization company Ocarina Networks, acquired by Dell in 2010. The team includes veterans from leading startup and enterprise vendors including Google, Microsoft, NetApp, and Nimble Storage. Portworx was acquired by Pure Storage in September 2020 and now operates as the Cloud Native Business unit within Pure. Portworx is helping Pure to realize its vision for a Modern Data Experience by providing a subscription-based data management platform for cloud native applications running across hybrid cloud environments in containers.

Murli Thirumale
Cofounder, VP and General Manager Music and crazy socks. Parent of twins.
Goutham Rao
Cofounder, Chief Technologist Running, traveling, and annoying my teenage daughter.
Vinod Jayaraman
Cofounder, Chief Architect Traveling with burritos.
Venkat Ramakrishnan
VP of Product and Engineering Running, swimming, aspiring standup comedian
Andrew Custard
Vice President of Global Sales

Board of Directors

Murli Thirumale
Cofounder, VP and General Manager
Goutham Rao
Cofounder, Chief Technologist
Navin Chaddha
Managing Director, Mayfield
Jai Das
President at Sapphire Ventures
Amarjit Gill
Co-founder and CEO, Maginatics


Sapphire Ventures
GE Ventures
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