Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the pioneering technology company that provides the world’s most advanced data storage technology and services, has announced the appointment of Hugues Heuzé as the Vice President of the EMEA South region, with responsibilities in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. With over 25 years of experience, Heuzé is familiar with the industry and knows how to meet the evolving needs of customers in an increasingly complex technological landscape.
Importance for the Sector
This appointment comes during a period of dynamic growth. According to the latest quarter’s IDC Enterprise Storage Tracker report, Pure Storage experienced a 111% growth in Spain and Portugal, compared to the market’s mere 0.2% growth. In France, Pure Storage grew by 30%, while the French market had a negative growth of -7.1%. Lastly, Pure Storage saw a 12% growth in Italy, as the Italian market remained stagnant with a growth rate of 0.0%. Hugues Heuzé has played a decisive role in achieving this impressive growth.
Leading organizations in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal in the financial services, insurance, critical infrastructure, government, and healthcare sectors rely on Pure Storage to meet their most demanding data storage needs. These organizations include Crédit Agricole, Groupama, Solideo (the public body responsible for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games), and public sector organizations such as the Ministry of Defense of Spain and CHU St Etienne.
Pure Storage is assisting its customers in transitioning to the future’s fully flash data center and meeting their sustainability goals in an increasingly environmentally-focused business landscape. For example, when Elmec Informatica created a new eco-friendly data center in Italy, they used Pure Storage solutions to halve their energy consumption and minimize their environmental footprint and electronic waste.
Hugues Heuzé’s over 25 years of experience in various sectors have helped him consolidate growth in France in the three and a half years he has been with Pure Storage. His understanding of complex customer needs and the ability to offer the data center of the future have contributed to increasing the company’s market share. His leadership track record in France makes him the ideal person to lead and grow the EMEA South region.
The Executives’ Vision
“I have worked closely with our clients and partners in France and look forward to expanding these relationships across the entire EMEA South region. I am excited to work with such an efficient team that has a deep understanding of our customers’ and partners’ challenges and how to assist them.” – Hugues Heuzé, Vice President of the EMEA South region at Pure Storage.