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Pure Storage announces wins in autonomous travel space

By Catherine Knowles
Tue 19 Apr 2022

Pure Storage has announced the company is working to tame unstructured data challenges, in order to enhance autonomous travel solutions. This includes working with more than 10 known autonomous vehicle software development companies with specific needs and use cases.

According to a new announcement from the company, overall Pure Storage is helping autonomous travel software solutions to meet the highly parallel, multi-dimensional performance demands of modern unstructured data.

These industries rely on massive amounts of data for everything from training artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerating time-to-market.

With a growing number of autonomous vehicle software development companies relying on it, FlashBlade is becoming a platform of choice for companies tackling challenging machine-generated unstructured data requirements.

According to Pure Storage, FlashBlade allows organisations to meet the demands of modern applications and unstructured data via a flexible, unified fast file and object platform, while also enabling simple, non-disruptive IT operations, delivering improved performance, and increasing efficiency, productivity and cost savings.

According to the company, autonomous vehicle companies deploy FlashBlade to store autopilot engineering data and enhance workflows.

Customer examples include:

  • A major ride-share company is using FlashBlade to take a new approach to training its automated vehicle systems. Rather than using real videos of cars on the road to train its AV, it will store images from games to simulate city streets. FlashBlade will power this pilot program as the company grows its footprint across other cities.
  • A robotics company that develops autonomous driverless delivery vehicles is leveraging FlashBlade’s simple design, ease of use, and reliability to help the company scale while storing the critical data that powers its autonomous vehicles.
  • An electric vehicle company with one of the most demanding workflows from an engineering perspective is housing critical engineering data on FlashBlade to improve response time, to scale, and to drive faster time to market, while reducing overall rack space utilisation.

According to the company, Pure Storage is a vendor of choice within this industry because it has engineered an advanced all-flash storage solution for consolidating data; modernising storage in a way that fosters scalability and enhances performance.

FlashBlade is designed to increase productivity by reducing latency, and by providing a significant reduction in rack space consumption, organisations are also able to reduce their space, power and cooling costs.

Overall, Pure Storage delivers a modern data experience to help organisations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds.

The company helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure Storage has a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, and has an expanding list of customers around the world.

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