It is a huge afternoon for information storage technological innovation, especially info storage in the cloud. 

Distributed storage startup this afternoon claimed fiscal Q4 income and revenue that topped analysts’ anticipations, and an outlook for this quarter’s profits that was better as well. 

The report sent Pure shares up by 6% in late buying and selling. 

Also this afternoon, storage networking pioneer NetApp reported fiscal Q3 earnings and revenue that topped expectations, and an outlook for this quarter greater as effectively. 

The report sent NetApp shares down about 2% in late buying and selling. 

Pure’s CEO, Charles Giancarlo, remarked that the enterprise had closed out the yr with “good power and development, environment new revenue and gross sales documents for the quarter and for the comprehensive fiscal year,” 

Extra Giancarlo, “I am self-confident in our opportunity, our lengthy-term method, and our skill to accelerate expansion. 

“Our Q4 results are a leading indicator of that acceleration. We saw wide centered progress year around year, which include in our membership solutions, our organization and cloud segments, our new item traces, and in just about every theater,” said Giancarlo.

Earnings in the three months ended in January rose to $502.7 million, yielding a earnings of 13 cents a share.

Analysts had been modeling $480 million and 9 cents for every share.

Pure emphasised its Kubernetes-centered cloud assistance, Portworx, noting that “In Q4, we noticed significant expansion of in-cloud deployments of Portworx and traction by means of the IBM partnership both in-cloud and on-prem through our most effective-in-course help for Pink Hat OpenShift.”

Pure reported it experienced a file amount of reals for about $10 million, 8 in overall, in the quarter. Between other small business achievements, the firm’s annual membership profits rose 33% to half a billion. And the organization explained it had record gross sales for its FlashBlade and more recent FlashArray/C goods. 

For the present-day quarter, the firm sees revenue of $405 million, larger than consensus for $394 million.

For the total 12 months, the business sees income growing by 14% to 15%, which would be approximately in line with consensus of 15% expansion. 

CEO George Kurian called the quarter “solid,” citing “revenues at the top rated of our steerage vary and operating margin and EPS higher than the substantial finish of our expectations.”

Kurian mentioned the business had “sharpened our execution and Q3 fiscal year 2021 marks our 3rd consecutive quarter of revenue and billings progress.”

Added Kurian, 

Wanting forward, we are uniquely positioned to tackle customers’ requirements for electronic transformations as they deploy workloads in the cloud, as properly as maintain and modernize on premises. We are self-assured in the toughness of our posture as buyers proceed to transform to NetApp to aid them address the problem of taking care of knowledge in the hybrid cloud as the restoration unfolds.

Earnings in the 3 months ended in January rose 5%, 12 months in excess of calendar year, to $1.47 billion, yielding profit of $1.10 a share.

Analysts had been modeling $1.43 billion and $1.01 for every share.

Amid company highlights, the company famous its billings experienced risen 6%, yr about year, to $1.6 billion. In addition, the company’s public cloud service’s annualized revenue arrived in at $237 million, just about triple the year-earlier charge. 

For the present-day quarter, the firm sees income of $1.44 billion to $1.54 billion, and EPS in a range of $1.06  to $1.14. That compares to consensus for $1.47 billion and  $1.09 for each share.