ピュア・ストレージ

出典: フリー百科事典『ウィキペディア(Wikipedia)』

出典: フリー百科事典『ウィキペディア(Wikipedia)』
ピュア・ストレージ
Pure Storage, Inc.
種類 株式会社
本社所在地 アメリカ合衆国カリフォルニア州マウンテンビュー
設立 2009年
事業内容 ストレージ事業
代表者 Scott Dietzen(CEO)
外部リンク Pure Storage
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ピュア・ストレージ・ジャパン株式会社
Pure Storage Japan KK.
種類 株式会社
市場情報 非上場
本社所在地 日本の旗 日本
100-0014
東京都千代田区永田町2-10-3 東急キャピトルタワー12F]
業種 IT
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ピュア・ストレージ (Pure Storage) は、2009年設立の米国カリフォルニア州マウンテンビューに本社を持つエンタープライズストレージの製造販売企業。オールフラッシュ・ストレージにおいて最も成長している企業である。

Investors[編集]

In October 2009 Pure Storage raised a $5 million Series A round led by Sutter Hill Ventures. In August 2010 Pure Storage raised a $20 million, led by Greylock Partners with participation by existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures. In August 2011. Pure Storage announced an unspecified investment from the venture-capital arm of Samsung Electronics, the largest flash-memory maker. Samsung and Redpoint Ventures contributed to a $30 million Series C funding round.[1] In August 2012, Pure Storage raised $40 million in Series D funding round led by Mike Volpi's Index Ventures, along with existing investors Greylock, Redpoint and Sutter Hill, for a total of $95 million capital raised.[2] In addition to venture funding, private investors included Diane Greene, a founder and former CEO of VMware and Frank Slootman, former CEO of Data Domain.[3][4] An investment of undisclosed amount from In-Q-Tel (associated with the US Central Intelligence Agency) was announced in May 2013.[5] Another investment (round "E") of $150 million was announced in August 2013, including T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global Management.[6][7]

FlashArray[編集]

Pure Storage released a flash memory product called FlashArray on August 23, 2011.[8] Deployed in a data center, FlashArray is marketed to accelerate applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization, database systems and cloud computing that required very high rates of random I/O operations per second.[9] InfiniBand technology is used for connecting between controllers, and Fibre Channel for connection to server computers.[10]

The second generation FlashArray, released on May 16, 2012, included new software and an enhanced data integrity fabric.[11] It was promoted with higher resiliency, encryption with zero key management, a new web user interface, command line interface, and support for VMware's vStorage interface.[12] In August 2012, Pure Storage released new software features including iSCSI connectivity using 10-gigabit Ethernet, snapshots, and integration with VMware vCenter.[8]

Pure Storage uses multi-level cell flash memory which has higher capacity for the same price of single-level cell memory. Using software such as data compression known as data deduplication, Pure Storage markets the FlashArray to compete with traditional rotating disk arrays.[13] The company estimated FlashArray requires about 20% of the power and space required for traditional arrays.[14] Pure Storage flash memory is packaged in shelves of solid state memory devices (SSDs), from two known suppliers, sTec, Inc. and Samsung.[15]

In July 2012, Pure Storage announced a partner program for resellers.[16] Competitors include Nimbus Data, SolidFire, Whiptail, Texas Memory Systems, Violin Memory and Kaminario.[17]

Management[編集]

CEO Scott Dietzen was president and CTO Zimbra (acquired by VMware in January 2010), and former CTO of BEA Systems.[3] Co-founder and chief technical officer John Colgrove was an early engineer at Veritas Software which merged with Symantec in 2005.[18] Co-founder and chief architect John Hayes joined from Yahoo! via the acquisition of Bix. Vice president of marketing Matt Kixmoeller and vice president of sales Matt Burr previously worked at Symantec.[18] Vice president of engineering Bob Wood joined in 2011 from Omneon (acquired by Harmonic, Inc.), and previously worked at NetApp.[19]

In October 2013, EMC Corporation filed lawsuits against several former sales employees who left to join Pure Storage.[20][21]

Tim Riitters, a former Google exec, joined as chief financial officer (CFO) in August 2014.

Awards[編集]

Pure Storage was named as silver winner in the Wall Street Journal 2012 Technology Innovation Awards.[22] Pure Storage and Samsung won one of two awards for enterprise business applications at an August 2012 flash memory trade show.[23] Pure Storage was selected for the Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award in 2012.[24] Pure Storage was named one of 10 "hot emerging companies" by CRN Magazine in May 2012.[25] Pure Storage was among the top 25 best places to work in Silicon Valley, of companies with 51-101 employees by the San Francisco Business Times.[26] Pure Storage announced it was a silver winner of the Enterprise Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2011.[27]

脚注[編集]

  1. ^ Don Clark (2011年8月23日). “Start-Up Places Pure Bet On Flash Memory”. Wall Street Journal Digits blog. 2013年8月12日閲覧。
  2. ^ “Pure Storage Receives $40M Cash Infusion to Accelerate Explosive Growth, Initiate European Expansion”. Press Release (Pure Storage). (2012年8月15日). http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/pure-storage-receives-40m-cash-infusion-accelerate-explosive-growth-initiate-european-1690999.htm 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  3. ^ a b Om Malik (2010年10月4日). “Zimbra Executive Heads To Hot Storage Startup”. Giga Om. 2013年8月12日閲覧。
  4. ^ PURE Storage Raises $18.4M”. Silicon Tap (2010年8月12日). 2013年8月12日閲覧。
  5. ^ Pure Storage Picks Up New Funds From IQT”. Silicon Tap (2013年5月29日). 2013年8月12日閲覧。
  6. ^ Peter Cohan (2013年8月29日). “Pure Storage Targets EMC, Streaks To IPO With $150 Million Capital Infusion”. Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2013/08/29/pure-storage-targets-emc-streaks-to-ipo-with-150-million-capital-infusion/ 2013年8月29日閲覧。 
  7. ^ Quentin Hardy (2013年8月29日). “Pure Storage Goes Global”. New York Times. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/pure-storage-goes-global/?_r=0 2013年8月29日閲覧。 
  8. ^ a b “Pure Storage Advances FlashArray With Ethernet Connectivity, Protection, and VMware Integration Features, Enabling More Customers to Join the Affordable Flash Revolution”. Press Release (Pure Storage). (2012年8月23日). http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/pure-storage-advances-flasharray-with-ethernet-connectivity-protection-vmware-integration-1693848.htm 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  9. ^ “Pure Storage to Present "Leveraging Flash Memory in Enterprise Storage" Tutorial at Spring 2011 Storage Networking World”. Press Release (Pure Storage). (2011年4月4日). http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Pure-Storage-Present-Leveraging-Flash-Memory-Enterprise-Storage-Tutorial-Spring-2011-1422098.htm 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  10. ^ Chris Mellor (2011年8月23日). “New Samsung-funded Flash disruptor uncloaks: Storage applecarts tumble like leaves in a gale”. The Register. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/23/pure_storage_fa_300/ 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  11. ^ Deni Connor (2012年5月16日). “Pure Storage Rolls Out Next-Gen Storage Array”. Information Week. http://www.informationweek.com/news/storage/systems/240000478 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  12. ^ “Pure Storage Unveils Next Generation FlashArray With High Availability, FlashCare Technology and Data Integrity Fabric”. Press Release (Pure Storage). (2012年5月16日). http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/pure-storage-unveils-next-generation-flasharray-with-high-availability-flashcare-technology-1658047.htm 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  13. ^ Joseph F. Kovar (2012年5月17日). “Pure Storage Releases All-Flash Array Priced More Like Disk Array”. CRN Magazine. http://www.crn.com/news/storage/240000515/pure-storage-releases-all-flash-array-priced-more-like-disk-array.htm 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  14. ^ Joseph F. Kovar (2011年8月23日). “Pure Storage Exits Stealth Mode With Flash-Only Array, $55 Million In Funding”. CRN Magazine. http://www.crn.com/news/storage/231500599/pure-storage-exits-stealth-mode-with-flash-only-array-55-million-in-funding.htm?itc=refresh 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  15. ^ “STEC Collaborates with Pure Storage to Advance Development of the Industry’s First All-Flash Enterprise Array”. Press Release (Pure Storage). (2011年10月3日). http://www.purestorage.com/company/stec-collaborates-with-pure-storage-to-advance-development-of-the-all-flash-enterprise-array.html 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  16. ^ “Pure Storage Unveils Channel Partner Program”. Press Release (Pure Storage). (2012年7月25日). http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/pure-storage-unveils-channel-partner-program-1683701.htm 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  17. ^ Stephen Foskett (2012年2月14日). “Nimbus E-Class: The First Big, Redundant, All-Flash Enterprise Array”. Grestalt IT. 2013年8月12日閲覧。
  18. ^ a b Management Team”. Company web site. Pure Storage. 2013年8月12日閲覧。
  19. ^ “Bob Wood to head engineering for Pure Storage”. Press release summary (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal). (2011年8月25日). http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2011/08/25/bob-wood-to-head-engineering-for-pure.html 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  20. ^ Complaint: EMC Corporation v. Chadwick Johson”. Massachusetts: US District Court (2013年10月18日). 2013年11月5日閲覧。
  21. ^ “EMC Corporation sues its former employees on ‘infidelity’ basis”. Storage Servers blog. (2013年10月25日). http://storageservers.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/emc-corporation-sues-its-former-employees-on-infidelity-basis/ 2013年11月5日閲覧。 
  22. ^ Michael Totty (2012年10月16日). “Silver Pure Storage: Alternative to Disk Storage”. Wall Street Journal Online. 2013年8月12日閲覧。
  23. ^ Congratulations to the 2012 FMS Best of Show Awards Winners!”. Flash Memory Summit (2012年8月23日). 2012年9月15日時点のオリジナルよりアーカイブ。2013年8月12日閲覧。
  24. ^ “Americas 2012 Top 100”. Red Herring Magazine. (2012年5月22日). http://www.redherring.com/red-herring-americas/americas-2012-top-100-winners 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  25. ^ Jack McCarthy (2012年5月22日). “10 Hot Emerging Vendors for May 2012”. CRN Magazine. http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/cloud/240000670/10-hot-emerging-vendors-for-may-2012.htm?pgno=4 2013年8月12日閲覧。 
  26. ^ Best Places to Work finalists revealed”. Bay Area BizTalk blog. SF Business Times (2012年3月13日). 2013年8月12日閲覧。
  27. ^ “Pure Storage Honored for Enterprise Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2011”. Press Release (Pure Storage). (2011年11月9日). http://www.purestorage.com/company/pure-storage-honored-for-enterprise-product-of-the-year-in-best-in-biz-awards-2011.html 2013年8月12日閲覧。 

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