Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 10


Nitro expands presence in North America with new Toronto hub

“ There is no longer a need for employees to be physically present Monday to Friday in a single location , which is why we ’ ve launched a ‘ Flexible Forever ’ policy at Nitro which we believe provides the best of both worlds – it allows Nitronauts to live and work from wherever they choose with some regular inperson time as and when it makes most sense .

Nitro Software , a global document productivity software company accelerating Digital Transformation in organizations around the world , is expanding its presence in North America with a new Toronto hub . With an existing headquarters in San Francisco and additional international hubs in Dublin ,

London and Melbourne , Toronto was considered as ideal as a second North American location .
“ Over the last 12 to 18 months the landscape of how we operate and work has changed dramatically ,” said Gina O ’ Reilly , Chief Operating Officer of Nitro .
“ This silver lining to the pandemic has allowed us to think outside the box and presented an opportunity for companies like Nitro to access more diverse , highly-skilled talent in other locations around the world , expanding a digital-first workforce to more effectively cover global time zones .”
Nitro selected Toronto as the optimal east coast location that could support hiring new and diverse talent . Additionally , Canada ’ s relationship with both the US and Europe opens the door for future internal employee transfers and growth .

DC BLOX deploys Pure Storage to accelerate growth

DC BLOX , a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers across the Southeastern US , is deploying Pure Storage solutions to power the growing storage infrastructure needs of its customers .

DC BLOX has adopted FlashBlade , Pure ’ s Unified Fast File and Object ( UFFO ) storage solution , delivered via Pure as-a-Service to accelerate growth .
DC BLOX ’ s customers include regional life sciences organizations that collaborate globally – from genomic sequencing service labs and large research institutions , to hospitals that leverage crucial research for patient care , including hard-todiagnose medical anomalies .
Using Pure ’ s FlashBlade delivered via Pure as-a-Service , DC BLOX offers customers fast , secure and resilient data pipelines that can adeptly handle growing amounts of unstructured data , while keeping prices for data-intensive workloads competitive and continuing its regional expansion of data centers .
Chris Gatch , Chief Technology Officer , DC BLOX , said : “ With Pure , we can effectively provide clients with the storage , connectivity and cloud infrastructure needed to operate and collaborate worldwide , while seamlessly adding capacity on demand without incurring the disruption and cost of a forklift upgrade every few years .
“ Together , we ’ re empowering customers to focus on their businesses instead of allocating precious resources to managing storage infrastructure . Additionally , Pure is so well engineered that we no longer have to deal with much day-to-day maintenance and can focus on DC BLOX ’ s regional expansion .”
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