Amid strong earnings, Pure Storage unveils its hybrid cloud play with AWS

MIKE WHEATLEY | November 19, 2018

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Flash storage company Pure Storage Inc. built on a strong third-quarter showing with the announcement of new block storage, data protection and deduplication services for Amazon Web Services Inc.’s public cloud.The company recorded a fiscal third-quarter profit before certain costs such as stock compensation of 13 cents per share. Revenue rose 34 percent from a year ago, to $372.8 million. That was much better than Wall Street was hoping for, with analysts pegging Pure Storage’s profit at just 9 cents per share on revenue of $367.4 million.But Pure Storage’s impressive performance was overshadowed by the launch of a new suite of products called Pure Storage Cloud Data Services, which are designed to provide a better bridge between on-premises and cloud infrastructure, officials said.

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