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172 - Interview with Charles Giancarlo, CEO, Pure Storage

Season 4, episode 172
40 min / Published

In parallel of the recent Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara early August, I decided to visit the new Pure Storage HQ in Santa Clara, CA, and record an exclusive interview with Charles Giancarlo, CEO of the company. It was a very good moment, super frank and direct and we both enjoyed the recording. Together, we covered its role within the company, his goals, objectives and achievements, technology choices made made Pure several years ago like the famous DirectFlash Module aka DFM, Purity as the global OS for all products, obviously FlashArray and FlashBlade, services of course with EverGreen but also the cloud operating model and managed services plus software developments and new services based on Compuverde or Portworx acquisitions for Container and Kubernetes presence, financial results, market climate and business drivers, the famous "no more HDD to be sold in 2028", AI of course with AIRI and META collaboration and some future directions such as the 300TB DFM, the ubiquity and commoditization of the storage... A very dense and super episode once again I really enjoyed to record. Happy listening. Thank you Charlie.

  • Pure Storage
  • Charles Giancarlo
  • Philippe Nicolas
  • TFSP
  • The French Storage Podcast
  • Flash
  • DFM
  • Direct Flash Module
  • FlashArray
  • FlashBlade
  • Portworx
  • Container
  • Kubernetes
  • Cloud Block Store
  • Purity
  • Hyperscaler
  • AIRI
  • Nvidia
  • AI
  • AFA
  • Full Flash
  • Full Flash Data Center
  • All Flash Data Center
  • All Flash
  • QLC
  • TLC
  • MLC
  • SLC
  • NVMe
  • NVMe/TCP
  • PCIe
  • PCIe Gen4
  • PCIe Gen 5
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This episode is part of the Interview series
The French Storage Podcast
A podcast by Ph. Nicolas
Data, Data Management and Storage
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