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I am delighted to announce that Pure Storage has been recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Container Data Management 2023 Vendor Assessment (doc #US51367723, November 2023).

We believe this inaugural release of the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Container Data Management also serves as further validation of the tremendous growth and adoption of Kubernetes and containers as the de-facto standard for building the next generation of applications. The value of running Data on Kubernetes has never been more clear and this report spotlights the importance of container data management as a critical component in unlocking the full potential of Kubernetes, allowing companies to rapidly innovate, deploy, and scale these modern applications. Access your copy of the excerpt today.

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IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.

What the IDC MarketScape had to say:
According to the IDC MarketScape, “Portworx is generally well suited for most organizations looking for a comprehensive container data and storage management solution, but it aligns particularly well with those that are well underway on their container journey. Organizations that are running or looking to run mission-critical applications, databases, CI/CD tools, or AI/ML workloads in containers will want to consider Portworx by Pure Storage.”

How Portworx delivers value to enterprises:
I continue to believe that Portworx is the most capable container storage and data management platform for enterprises on their container and Kubernetes journey. Building off our Q3 FY24 earnings which highlighted a record setting quarter for Portworx, Pure Storage is the enterprise standard for the data center, cloud native, and AI/ML workloads too.

We have purpose-built Portworx from the ground up as a Kubernetes storage and data management solution that is tailored to deliver immediate value to enterprises who are on their container journey. Across our Portworx platform, we deliver a broad set of enterprise-grade capabilities across a wide variety of deployment options with the performance and reliability required for the most data intensive workloads:

Comprehensive Enterprise-Grade Functionality
Portworx is unique in providing the most comprehensive functionality of any storage and data management solution on the market today because it was purpose-built from the ground up to deliver container-granular, app aware storage and data services. Enterprises across the globe leverage Portworx to secure their data, avoid data loss with synchronous DR, and both migrate and backup their data with just a few clicks. Together these, and many more, storage and data management capabilities help to accelerate developer productivity and drive innovation within the enterprise. For example:

  • CHG leveraged Portworx to move scale their workloads in the cloud
  • A leading US Telco is using Portworx to enable self-service for persistent storage and DBPaaS

Flexibility and Breadth of Support
It’s impossible to predict what any enterprise architecture will look like in 3 years let alone in 5, 10, or 15 years. That’s why Portworx was built to support any Kubernetes distribution (including self-managed and fully managed) running on any on-premises, cloud, hybrid cloud, or multicloud architecture. This provides enterprises with the flexibility they need to both remain vendor-neutral and future-proof their investments. In addition, Portworx is unique in offering database-as-a-service with an extensive catalog of databases ranging from MongoDB to Kafka to Microsoft SQL Server. For example:

  • Johnson Controls implemented a new multi-cloud development platform with Portworx as the backbone
  • Scottish Government is using Portworx to enable a multi-cloud strategy with flexible movement between providers

AI/ML & Data Intensive Workloads:
Last, but certainly not least, one of the key areas that sets us apart is the ability to deliver the storage performance and related features (e.g., app I/O tuning, data locality, etc.,) demanded by data intensive workloads including the rapidly expanding world of Generative AI and the vast amount of data underpinning these models. Portworx also provides the built-in RBAC and encryption in flight and at rest that’s required to protect the data associated with these mission-critical applications. For example:

  • Comcast relies on the performance of Portworx to support 53 million subscribers on their video-on-demand service
  • Ford Motor Company is using Portworx to accelerate innovation using software-driven business models

For more information, please read the excerpt from the IDC MarketScape and find out how Portworx can help accelerate your container journey today.

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