Impressions Pure Storage London: what I may show - the Pure lifestyle
[ NOTE: machine translation with the help of DeepL translator without additional proofreading and spell checking ]
On June 25 at 11:50 am (UTC +2) it was "ready for take off" flight LH2474 from Munich to London Heathrow. Landing as scheduled at 13:30 ... Local time 12:30 p.m. With the Uber still in the hotel and the day with mails, food and a comfortable city round let end.
A few impressions of the district in Staines. The weather left much to be desired. The short pants changed at short notice against long in the hotel.
Even if it was only one hour time difference ... it somehow felt like 10 hours - I felt completely limp until the first coffee. Around 08:30 UK time it then went off:
Pure Storage London/UK call'in baby!
As part of the partner program and new regulations, NDU upgrades, shelf/DP consolidations/evacs and controller upgrades etc. are now also possible by authorized persons (after attending a two-day training + exam). Until now, these interventions were reserved for the Pure Storage PSE.
Therefore also me the way to England caught up.
I had a 5 min walk from the hotel to the Pure Storage UK HQ. Full of anticipation, I headed towards the office and of course immediately tested ("the German tourist's like" - I as a real "England amateur") the readiness to react of the English car drivers ... when crossing the street: they have traffic too - only from the other side :-@ .
I would like to give you an insight into the Pure lifestyle with this blog. Small impressions can be gained via isolated videos, but I always find it quite interesting to see how the individual manufacturers and employees actually "live".
Pure Storage UK is located in Lotus Park, The Causeway, Staines TW18 3AG, UK directly at the Thames. A very new building, I guess not older than 4 years. Directly opposite the Pure Storage entrance you will find the Salesforce off-site location. A few meters away (another business office complex) the VMware UK Head Office. As you can see, several IT giants in one place. Pure Storage is in the middle of it instead of just being there.
Here are a few impressions of the building complex outside and the entrance to the office:
From the outside, the building was already very impressive. Inside it continued in the same way. A very modern and open office.
The office is divided into the entrance area, own kitchen, a showroom and a meeting room. The back office is separated by a door with a key card. I couldn't (or didn't want to) take any pictures here, because confidential data and information/news were lying around.
In Staines, with a few exceptions, there are mainly employees from the administration: management, marketing, sales. Support for this region is provided by EMEA Support Dublin.
The "front office" is really something! In the reception area a showroom with all currently available Pure Storage products. But you can also find old //FA systems of generation 1.
The magnetic world map at the entrance was very impressive: Pure Storage continues to grow ... the locations are increasing. There were also "unpinned" magnets for new locations. What is coming new?!? Let's see ...
A kitchen with a snack bar for all guests and employees 4free ... So food until you drop.
Two surfboards with Pure Storage reference customers ... I was also able to find a few customers here where I had implemented the systems, this pleased and surprised me at the same time very much.
For more impressions - see for yourself:
Thanks Adam (Adam Weeks/Pure IQ Technical Instructor) for your time and this excellent course! See you @ Accelerate in Austin/Texas :) .
Two completely successful days in London at Pure Storage. On 27 June it was "boarding time" at 17:50 (UTC +1) and after a delay I landed at the airport in Munich at 21:00 (UTC +2).
Pure Storage Implementation Professional CHECK! I can now perform all FlashArray hardware operations with a clear conscience.
More info - Links
All officially published setting options in the GUI but also CLI can be read via the "on-board" user guides of the Pure Storage systems.
Click on "Help" in the Purity main menu.
The User Guide is structured like the main menu and can be opened downwards. A search function is also integrated - within here you can also search for keywords.
WEB: Pure Storage (Pure1) support portal - Ticket system and support *(requires registered FlashSystems)
PHONE: Pure Storage phone support: GER - (+49) (0)800 7239467; INTERNATIONAL - (+1) 650 7294088
WEB: Pure Storage OFFICIAL blog