Award Pure a Participation Trophy

I was President of a Little League Baseball organization for several years.  Every player under the age of 9 would get a “participation trophy” for showing up and trying.  You see the same practice in most youth sports programs these days.   I thought of this when Pure Storage announced their support for DirectFlash™ Fabric this week.  The new feature allows them to connect their FlashArray//X to RDMA-capable Ethernet hosts using NVMe-oF.  Just like Pavilion, they are targeting ‘modern stack’ applications that require massive parallelism, low latency, and high bandwidth.  These applications rarely use shared storage since traditional SANs add…