FoSC #102: Mike Fitzgerald of Pure Storage

Storage supply chain

On this week’s episode of The Future of Supply Chain, Santosh chats with Mike Fitzgerald, VP of Operations at Pure Storage. Pure Storage is situated in the highly differentiated, all-flash array marketplace for storage and delivers storage as a service, helping customers quickly adopt next-generation technologies.

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • Mike background and growth and expansion at Pure Storage (1:33)
  • Mike’s responsibilities as VP of Operations (6:22)
  • Current state of the hardware supply chain (8:56)
  • Risk mitigation lessons learned from previous disasters and disruptions (11:44)
  • Visibility in the supply chain (14:08)
  • Preparing for the worst and planning for the best (19:54)
  • Near-shoring and manufacturing renaissance in North America (23:23)
  • Startup collaboration (25:20)
  • Opportunities for growth in the industry (26:34)

Pure's data solutions enable SaaS companies, cloud service providers, and enterprise and public sector customers to deliver real-time, secure data to power their mission-critical production, DevOps, and modern analytics environments in a multi-cloud environment. Find out more at

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During each episode of The Future of Supply Chain, we sit down with a different entrepreneur, investor, or industry veteran to discuss their story, views on the industry, and how we can collectively build the future of supply chain together.