Pure Storage drives global customer breakthroughs with enterprise-scale AI initiatives 

Pure Storage drives global customer breakthroughs with enterprise-scale AI initiatives 

Pure Storage, a leading global optical and digital solutions company, has  launched of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This development strengthens its portfolio for Artificial Intelligence use cases and continues its momentum across global AI deployments. As one of the first enterprise data storage vendors to receive the NVIDIA DGX BasePOD certification and now delivering new Cisco Validated Designs for FlashStack for AI in collaboration with Cisco, Pure Storage is providing enterprises with efficient and reliable access to data. This support is crucial for new AI applications and underpins modern, scalable business outcomes. 

Ajay Singh, Chief Product Officer, Pure Storage

Ajay Singh, Chief Product Officer at Pure Storage, said: “Pure Storage anticipated the rapid rise of AI at its inception, delivering the high-performance, efficient, and container-ready storage platform the industry needed to capitalize on and truly derive value from the massive amounts of data used to fuel this technology. Today’s momentum not only underscores Pure Storage’s continued leadership across enterprise AI deployments, but its commitment to provide enterprises everywhere with a robust data storage infrastructure designed to meet the demands of the most data-intensive AI workloads. We’re excited to continue empowering organizations to navigate the complexities of AI with confidence.” 

Momentum Highlights: 

Pure Storage, with its comprehensive data storage platform, offers unrivalled efficiency and performance at every AI process stage, from data curation to model training to inference. This is true regardless of an enterprise’s stage in AI adoption. Powering advanced AI projects globally, Pure Storage enables customers to launch AI initiatives of any scale, offering a flexible data storage foundation that evolves with changing needs. Key advancements in the Pure Storage portfolio include: 

  • AIRI: Pure Storage has led optimized AI storage since launching FlashBlade in 2017 and AIRI, its AI-Ready Infrastructure reference architecture co-developed with NVIDIA, in 2018. As one of the first to become NVIDIA DGX BasePOD certified, Pure Storage’s AIRI, built on the NVIDIA DGX BasePOD architecture and leveraging the latest FlashBlade//S storage platform, accelerates and simplifies AI scaling and deployment. 
  • FlashStack for AI: In partnership with Cisco, Pure Storage’s FlashStack for AI and new supporting validated designs assist IT teams in navigating AI application stacks and data pipelines. The new Cisco Validated Designs with AI-accelerated FlashStack and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software for virtualized and containerized environments serve as automation playbooks for deploying common AI models, such as generative AI and large language models. 
  • Portworx for AI: Addressing the complexity of containerized AI workloads, Portworx by Pure Storage accelerates data science productivity with rapid spin-up of notebooks and pipelines and eliminates data transfers between different storage types or multi-cloud regions. Portworx ensures data resiliency and efficient storage use in multi-cloud environments, safeguarding datasets and delivering cost savings. 

Tony Paikeday, Senior Director of the DGX platform at NVIDIA, commented: “Businesses across industries are leveraging generative AI to enrich customer experiences and transform operational efficiency. With NVIDIA DGX BasePOD certification, Pure Storage can help customers simplify and scale their initiatives, speeding their return on investment with AI-powered insights.” 

Jeremy Foster, Sr. Vice President and General Manager at Cisco Compute, said: “AI is changing applications and infrastructure. With FlashStack for AI workloads, supported by the newly announced Cisco Validated Designs, IT organizations can deploy a validated architecture for AI workloads that reduces the design and investment risks when building a data, compute, and storage infrastructure for the AI data pipeline so data scientists stay focused on delivering AI solutions for better business outcomes.” 

Industry Significance: 

Pure Storage has long anticipated the rising demand for AI, delivering an efficient, high-performance, container-ready data storage platform to fuel advanced enterprise AI initiatives. Despite growing excitement around AI and its rapid integration across global enterprises, many struggle to operationalize AI without the right data storage infrastructure. Pure Storage addresses this gap by offering an automated, future-proof, and adaptable storage platform that caters to a broad spectrum of high-performance AI requirements. 

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