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Pure Storage CEO On Why The Firm Was ‘Well Positioned’ Before COVID-19 Hit And What’s Next

Joseph F. Kovar

Charles Giancarlo told CRN the company is doing well financially in large part to its focus on software and on its Pure-as-a-Service subscription service, and said Dell's new PowerStore means big opportunities for Pure Storage to get into Dell accounts.

Riding A Wave Of Software, Services For Storage Growth

Pure Storage continues to grow its storage business with a focus on the company's software and especially its Pure-as-a-Service subscription service. However, CEO Charles Giancarlo also makes it clear that hardware, whether sold by Pure Storage or in an Amazon Web Services cloud, is important for storage, given that that software and services need someplace to run.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based all-flash storage pioneer this week released its first fiscal quarter 2021 financials, reporting a year-over-year 12-percent growth in total revenue, a 37-percent growth in subscription services revenue, and a big drop in its expected net loss. After the financial report was released, Giancarlo talked to CRN about the results and about what can be expected from Pure Storage for the rest of 2020. He also outlined some of what to expect at the virtual Pure Accelerate conference in early June, and offered Pure's take on Dell Technologies' new PowerStore midrange storage line.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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