MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, announced today that it was awarded statewide IT contracts in North Carolina and New York, streamlining the process for agencies in these states to purchase and benefit from Pure Storage all-flash solutions.
The new statewide umbrella contracts further extend Pure's presence in the state and local government market. These contracts expand Pure's existing contract portfolio, which includes Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS), Mississippi and NASPO ValuePoint with 24 Participating State Addenda. These direct contract vehicles, with named Authorized Resellers for fulfillment, coupled with the U.S. General Service Administration's Schedule 70, enables public sector organizations to simplify and accelerate the purchase of Pure solutions in more than 20 states and the District of Columbia.
The State of North Carolina added Pure Storage to its 204X – IT Infrastructure Solutions contract, effective July 1, 2018. The contract vehicle is in effect through June 30, 2023 with five one-year renewal options. In addition, New York State has awarded Pure the NYS OGS contract. The agreement, effective April 23, 2018, runs through November 29, 2020.
"Today, data is a strategic asset and just like businesses, government agencies need data-centric strategies in order to capitalize on performance," said Gary Newgaard, VP of Public Sector, Pure Storage. "Pure Storage brings deep knowledge of unique public sector data requirements and understands that agencies must continually do more with less. Working with our partner network, Pure Storage looks forward to engaging with agencies in New York, North Carolina and many others as they modernize their IT environments and work toward data-centric infrastructures that enable them to maximize the value of their data."
A Pure Storage customer from the state of Colorado noted, "The one thing I was really looking for in a company was simplicity. Before we got Pure, I spent a lot of time thinking about all the different facets of storage. Now, I don't have to think about it. It saves me time and has freed me up to focus on the higher-value aspects of my job. Plus, performance was a main driver and one of the first advantages once Pure was deployed to our applications," said Steve Berryman, infrastructure manager, Colorado Department of Education.
About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) helps innovators build a better world with data. Pure's data solutions enable SaaS companies, cloud service providers, and enterprise and public sector customers to deliver real-time, secure data to power their mission-critical production, DevOps, and modern analytics environments in a multi-cloud environment. One of the fastest growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure Storage enables customers to quickly adopt next-generation technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, to help maximize the value of their data for competitive advantage. And with a Satmetrix-certified NPS customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.
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