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Put Away Your Spacesuit: Insights from a Customer Who Became a Puritan
What happens when a long-time admirer of Pure culture and products joins the company? Find out with this latest episode featuring Pure System Engineer Scott Nawalaniec, a former customer who joined Pure around a year ago. Hear about Scott's career journey including how he came to consider Pure and the technical and business reasons that led to his now 8 year relationship with the company. Scott provides deep insight into the evaluations he made at his prior company between the incumbent storage compared to Pure and the notion that every competitive storage model required him to put on a different "spacesuit" to manage and tune the product. In contrast, Pure provided him a simple and performant solution for database and virtualization operations that grew to over 10-15 arrays over time and improved company operations. For more on how Pure Storage can help your business move forward successfully, check out: https://www.purestorage.com/
Tales From The Script: Solving Scary Database Management Problems
As we exit the spooky season, we're checking in with our resident database expert and Field Solutions Architect, Anthony Nocentino, to revisit the common problems that plague data management. Anthony shares customer anecdotes around several places that DBAs struggle to maintain consistent database operations and how Pure can help alleviate these challenges. Why is it important to businesses to deliver consistent response times to end users? What are the impacts of downtime? How can improved and streamlined copy/clone and refresh processes positively impact business value creation and why are snapshots the key to this? And yes, we hit on scripting, PowerShell, and automation - all friends to the DBA to automate daily tasks and spend less time in swivel-chair management. It's all about satisfying the end users and application owners and their need for consistent and reliable data where and when they need it - and Pure does it best. For more on Pure Storage solutions for database operations: www.purestorage.com/applications
Things Legacy Storage Made You Worry About (That You Shouldn't Have To)
Ever wondered about the origin of certain storage or IT administrative tasks? Because of legacy architectures, IT practitioners have been forced to worry about and repeatedly carry out certain administrative tasks because, well, "that's how it's always been with this product." Join Justin Emerson, Principal Product Manager, for a journey through 10-12 different legacy worries that are solved by Pure's intuitive and simple design. Remember, our founder Coz set out to "fix everything wrong with storage." We touch on power buttons (or the lack thereof), RAID groups, rebuild times, nerd knobs, download logs, capacity planning and much more. And check out Justin's related latest blog on the 3 R's of data storage - resiliency, redundancy, and rebuilds: https://blog.purestorage.com/perspectives/the-three-rs-of-data-storage-resiliency-redundancy-and-rebuilds/
Healthcare Health Check: Trends Driving New Storage Approaches in the Healthcare Sector
We’re all human…meaning we all care about healthcare. Pure does too - it’s one of our most developed solution areas with many customers. Hear from Thomas Whalen (TDUBS), Pure's Sr. Epic Solutions Architect, about the latest trends in healthcare driving more modern storage approaches to improve patient care and clinician effectiveness. Thomas talks about his journey in the healthcare space that eventually led him to Pure and how Pure Storage collaborates with alliances and solution vendors to deliver a positive impact on the future of healthcare technology thru better use of data. We riff on the significance of storage in healthcare, including the need for reliable systems with data accessibility and mobility to speed up patient care and diagnosis, anywhere. Finally, we spend some time talking about how Pure works closely with Epic, one of the leading EHR vendors, and our joint efforts to enhance value for Epic customers. For more information on Pure and the Healthcare space: https://www.purestorage.com/solutions/industries/healthcare.html
Letters To My 22 Year Old Self with Shawn Rosemarin
On this episode we take a pause on deep technology dives and deliver career introspection via our own Shawn Rosemarin, VP R&D, Customer Experience. Shawn is in the midst of writing a series of Letters to his 22 year old self as a way to celebrate 25 years of working in technology. No matter where you are in your career - whether you're just getting started or are in the midst of a transition - there's some great advice here on behaviors to develop and guidance to help you improve the way you work and interact with others. Consider this a Part 1 where we tackle the first 7 of his letters including managing energy levels, prioritization, and focusing on towering strengths while focusing on developing gaps and blind spots in your skillset. To view all posts from Shawn's 22 Year Old Letter series, check out his LinkedIn profile and posts here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnrosemarin/
Unplugged Volume 14: Metadata - the Secret Sauce, Events and Disk Retirement webinar recap
The intrepid Unplugged crew returns for an exciting Volume 14 where Andrew Miller, JD Wallace and I take on another of Pure's architectural decisions - this time we dig deep into the use of Metadata in the software stack. The extensive use of Metadata enables FlashArray to deliver efficiency across data reduction, compacting, and snapshot capabilities. We also riff on experience at the latest activities - VMware Explore and a fun disk retirement webinar roast. Plus, get a preview of upcoming industry events where you can engage with Pure. For more information on Pure FlashArray and Metadata: https://blog.purestorage.com/perspectives/better-science-volume-2-maps-metadata-and-the-pyramid/
Easy and informative
Great company founded by brilliant minds with industry-leading storage technology. Very easy podcast to consume and worth listening if interested in IT.