Pure Storage: Data delivered at scale anywhere, everywhere
Pure Storage has over a decade of experience meeting the challenges of data and storage through better software design for your platform. A pre-eminent leader in redefining and creating a class of storage in all-flash media, Pure is future-proofing its capabilities of simplicity, performance and ease of use for the next generation of technology consumption in the cloud.
Jack Hogan, Pure’s Vice President of Technology Strategy, is focused on the company’s cloud go-to-market working with some of the largest software and managed service providers bringing access to cloud technologies on a global basis. “We’re partnering with our customers to drive the simplicity and disruption of access for storage,” pledges Hogan. “Underpinning everything we do is an all-flash technology layer that allows us to achieve sub-millisecond level response times to better manage ERP workloads down from hours to minutes.”
A Modern Data Experience
In today’s world, data is the new fuel, the growth engine. However, being able to effectively access and leverage insights from that data is one of the biggest challenges companies now face. “At Pure we’re focused on bringing all of that data together for what we call a modern data experience,” reveals Hogan. “With as much as 75% of a company’s data going unutilized, it’s vital to get a centralized view. We’re aiming to solve that problem with a suite of solutions and services extended to both the on-premise data center and all the way to the edge via the cloud, offering a centralized storage platform and storage plane.”
Pure & Simple
The Purity operating system operates across all of Pure’s platforms which are controlled via SaaS with Pure1. “Pure1 changes everything,” explains Hogan. “It offers workload and capacity planning, analytics, tech support and more. You get self-driving storage with full-stack, AI-powered data storage management and monitoring. Pure1 allows companies to see where their data is in all venues, whether that be in different tiers of storage in an individual data center, or across different data centers, or even across different clouds. A big part of what Pure is doing is creating that interconnected tissue of how those different data points can come together as one central data hub.”
Why Choose Pure?
- A Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Leader in Solid-State Arrays for six consecutive years and awarded Customers’ Choice 2020
- Offering full uptime capabilities, even during maintenance
- A top 1% B2B company with a Net Promoter Score of 82
- Full hybrid capability to consume storage on-premise and in the cloud
- A solutions stack covering Applications, Analytics & AI, Cloud, Data Protection and Pure as a Service (to buy storage as you consume it)
Ivy.ai’s new chatbot streamlines resources and policies
Ivy.ai, a creator of AI chatbots for higher education, is offering a chatbot that helps institutions streamline name, image, and likeness policies for athletic programmes.
This solution will allow athletic departments to dramatically reduce inbound inquiries while answering inquiries related to compliance, financial aid impact, how-to documents, and best practice training videos.
It will allow institutions to condense information in a way that is easily accessible and eliminates the need for student-athletes to read complicated manuals. Institutions can also engage with student-athletes via a real-time feedback loop to see which topics truly matter and what needs further clarification. This allows administrators to be proactive and provide a competitive edge in recruiting.
Helping institutions connect their students with information
“Athletic departments at colleges and universities are overwhelmed by the challenges posed by the name, image and likeness legislation,” said Mary Frances Coryell, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partnership.
“Ivy.ai is uniquely positioned in the market to help institutions connect their student-athletes with policies and information related to NIL such as state laws, restrictions and relevant contacts. Our chatbot can digest all relevant policy information and provide answers to student-athletes at any time on any device. We expect the NIL market to move quickly, so student-athletes deserve the answers on their terms, rather than exclusively during work hours.”
Primary use cases for the chatbot include:
- Answering commonly asked questions related to name, image and likeness
- Communicate policies such as state laws, restrictions and compliance regulations
- Provide contact information for various advisors and agencies
- Connect training materials for athletes to improve their branding
- Engage in two-way reactive and proactive communication to keep policies student-centric
Back in March 2020, the company offered schools a free COVID-19 Response System, including a customisable COVID-19 Response Bot, a human-to-human live chat system and an SMS Text platform. These services are offered completely free of charge.
"The customisable COVID-19 Response Bot will help schools connect their students with important information, such as the school's operational status, where to go for treatment, and what to do to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. We already added that information to all of our clients' AI chatbots, and we found that in many cases students needed additional support. That's why we're including our human-to-human Live Chat system in this offer. The SMS Text platform can be used to drive awareness to this communications channel for your students." said Mark McNasby, CEO of Ivy.ai.