Some salient excerpts from the posting by Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo:
Pure has reached the $1B milestone as fast or faster than any other enterprise technology company in history, just eight years after the founding of the company.
Hybrid solutions relying on legacy disk are band-aids at best, and dead ends in all cases.
Legacy vendors cannot afford to abandon their existing code to take full advantage of flash – they have simply thrown SSDs into their existing arrays. With no rotating media baggage, Pure is focused entirely on maximizing the advantages of flash for new and existing computing architectures, and on leveraging the faster price declines of flash to penetrate deeper into storage tiers.
With innovation and innovative people in all parts of our company, we can hit even greater milestones in the future. The billion-dollar mark is just the start.