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Portworx Demonstrates Significant Momentum Powered by Increasing Demand For Kubernetes and Stateful Containers

Portworx announced record company momentum, with more than 73 percent customer growth since Q4 2017 including individual purchases of over a $1M and production clusters over 100 nodes in size. New customers have selected PX-Enterprise cloud native storage to accelerate their strategic container initiatives. In addition to net new customers, Portworx has reported confidence from existing Fortune 1000 customers including GE Digital who have significantly expanded their usage of PX-Enterprise. Of the company's existing customers, 66 percent are already running Portworx in production, and 30 percent have purchased additional licenses after experiencing production success with stateful containers.

"Portworx's momentum underscores the demand we are experiencing from organizations looking to expand their container investments to include mission critical stateful services like databases, big & fast data applications and machine learning workloads," said Murli Thirumale, CEO and co-founder, Portworx. "Our growth and success is a testament to the combined efforts of our team, customers and partners alike. We look forward to continuing to help enterprises expand their strategic use of containers and have our sights set high on a record-breaking 2018."

Enterprise adoption of containers is rapidly increasing as companies view containers a keystone of their overall digital transformation. As a result, Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 20 percent of enterprise primary storage capacity will be deployed to support container workloads, up from less than one percent today. As such, today's enterprises need cloud native container storage solutions that function at the speed their businesses require. PX-Enterprise was designed from the ground up for high-performance stateful services like databases, big and fast data applications and machine learning workloads that operate in the cloud, across a variety of applications and industries. That's why Portworx is the cloud-native storage company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers. Portworx dramatically reduces storage, compute and infrastructure costs for running mission critical multi-cloud applications with zero downtime or data loss.

Portworx customers include 17 members of the Fortune Global 1000 and major federal agencies, as well as a host of innovative startups, demonstrating that PX-Enterprise supports the scale requirements of global businesses while being easy enough to use for smaller companies. Portworx customers are running in production and experiencing increased agility and productivity using all the major orchestration systems including Kubernetes, Red Hat Openshift, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm.

"GE's Predix is the leading platform for the Industrial IoT, supporting GE's core business verticals such as aviation, power, healthcare, and manufacturing," said Darren Haas, head of platform engineering, GE Digital. "Portworx has been supporting our Predix Cloud container platform for over a year. We are now expanding Predix to run in our customers' data centers, and following an initial positive experience with Portworx, PX-Enterprise will also provide the flexible cloud native storage layer for containers in those environments."

Today's news follows more than a year of continued momentum and growth for Portworx:

  • Individual purchases of PX-Enterprise over $1 million
  • Stateful clusters in production with over 100 bare metal nodes each
  • Increased total paying customers by 73% since Q4
  • Expansion of PX-Enterprise usage in existing customer base including at GE Digital
  • New sales regions added in Europe and North America
  • Expanded partnerships and reseller agreements with leading companies including Intel, HPE, Toshiba, Red Hat, Amazon and Mesosphere
  • Innovative new features of PX-Enterprise including 3DSnap for application consistent snapshots
  • Named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies
Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:12 PM by David Marshall
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