ESG in Conversation with ‘Coz’ at Pure Accelerate (Video)

John Colgrove (universally known as ‘Coz’) is one of the founders at Pure – that alone makes him interesting. But he also happens to be a genuinely interesting person; so when I got a chance to interview him at the recent Pure Accelerate event, naturally I took it. I wanted to avoid the obvious “tell us about the products, Coz” (if you want to know about the happenings at the company and the event, you can see...

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Talking Cloud Cybersecurity…

In this discussion, part of ESG’s ongoing 360 Video Series, Doug Cahill talks about not just the intricacies of cloud security – both of applications for Saas models and of infrastructure for IaaS – but also the opportunities that doing cloud security well can afford a business. It’s not simply a matter of ever more “padlocks on doors” but rather is a matter of making cloud security part of an integrated process; this is...

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…Network Security Policy Management for Hybrid Clouds

As organizations embraced the public cloud over the past few years, security teams were on the hook to modify network security policies and implement security controls to protect cloud-based workloads. The goal was simple: Protect cloud-based workloads with network security polices and controls that were equal to or better than existing safeguards for physical and virtual servers in corporate data centers. This turned out to be far...

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Pure Accelerate: The Future is Now

As we have watched the flash storage industry evolve over the past several years, vendors tend to follow one of two different approaches. The first approach is often one that tries to time the market and figure out when to make the transition. This approach tends to involve tiers of storage infrastructure, where more emergent technologies are more expensive and targeted at higher value workloads, while the established technologies are...

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Accelerating to a Data-centric Architecture with Pure

Having taken a few days break from the color orange, I’m ready to share my thoughts on Pure Accelerate. The show started with Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo talking about stools, with the three legs of a stool representing the core components of the data center: compute, networking, and storage. We were left with a new Pure vision anchored in storage, but focused on more than storage: a data-centric architecture that addresses the...

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