The company said that it will launch a container-native software defined storage platform called IBM Spectrum Fusion in the second half of 2021.
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The Purity updates for FlashBlade and FlashArray land as part of Pure Storage's Evergreen program, which provides software updates for all of its gear and appliances.
The launch is part of IBM's plan to simplify its storage portfolio with the same software and features across the product line.
Dominick Delfino will become chief revenue officer and head of sales immediately and Chief Operating Officer Paul Mountford will step down.
Pure's largest acquisition to date highlights how it is pushing more into multi-cloud data services along with its integrated storage gear and software.
As for the outlook, Western Digital projected revenue between $3.7 billion and $3.9 billion with non-GAAP earnings between 45 cents a share and 65 cents a share. The outlook includes COVID-19 related costs.
Economic uncertainty in Seagate's core consumer industries has hurt demand, but cloud and data center spending is solid.
The company continues to simplify and revamp its Dell EMC storage portfolio.
Dell EMC PowerStore, built with a "clean sheet design," represents simplification for Dell Technologies' sprawling storage portfolio.
In the third quarter, Western Digital's client device sales were up 13% due to work from home moves. Data center sales were up 22% due to cloud demand.