Re: AIRI's not selling well
AI is still a niche market for storage vendors. The fact that a company can boast 15-20 customers in public (how many are non public) in a year is a noteworthy accomplishment. Question is why has NetApp or DellEmc not been able to do so? For example, Dell published their AI Ready ref arch with DGX 6 months ago and officially announced last week. They didn't have a single customer quoted as the users of the platform?
Secondly, Pure seems to doubling down on AIRI with scaling across racks of DGX apart from the new FlashStack. I also find it interesting to see 'hyperscale'. My assumption that some hyperscale companies are using AIRI here.
Disclaimer: We use Pure & NetApp in our data center and I closely follow these two companies.